The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco. During COP 22, parties will begin preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, and to encourage actions to implement the agreement that will address climate change.
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Excess salt in soils puts food security at risk: FAO

Improper water management, including insufficient supply and poor quality drainage systems, are contributing to excessive soil salinization – a problem that threatens global food security, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Read [...]

From the Field: Saving the Mongolian musk

The number of musk deer in Mongolia has plummeted by some 83 per cent since the 1970s, landing them on the country’s red list of critically endangered species. A UN-supported biodiversity initiative is helping to [...]

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Angry Birds 2 PSA in support of the ActNow Climate Campaign

The Department of Global Communications is partnering with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the UN Foundation for a second time on an initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Goal 13 – take urgent action against climate change and its impacts.