Climate and Environment

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'

More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2030 at the latest.  

With clock ticking, sustainable transport key to Global Goals

From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to a new UN multi-agency report launched on Tuesday.

WHO: Global health community prescribes climate action for COVID recovery

Ambitious national climate commitments are crucial for States to sustain a healthy, green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN health agency report launched on Monday in the lead-up to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

No Denying It episode 7: Mamadou Ndiaye Introduces Cassia Moraes

In the seventh episode of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, educator and social media star Mamadou Ndiaye introduces Cassia Moraes. Ms. Moraes founded Youth Climate Leaders, a social enterprise that aims to train and connect 1 million youth to lead climate projects by 2030.

Decade of climate breakdown saw 14 per cent of coral reefs vanish

Between 2009 and 2018, the continuous rise in sea temperature cost the world 14 per cent of its coral reefs – that’s more than the size of Australia’s reefs combined – a UN-backed report revealed on Tuesday.

Keep raising your voices, UN chief tells young climate leaders

With the climate crisis already devastating lives and incomes, young people will be critical to driving global action forward, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told participants attending the Pre-COP Youth Event in Milan, Italy, on Thursday.

No Denying It episode 6: Michelle Yeoh Introduces Tariq Al-Olaimy

In the sixth episode of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, actor Michelle Yeoh Introduces Tariq Al-Olaimy, a young entrepreneur whose organization, Public-Planet Partnerships, allows business, changemakers, and governments to consider new ways of working & collaborating with nature.

Food waste: a global problem that undermines healthy diets

A lack of food, hunger and malnutrition affect every country in the world, the UN said on Tuesday, in an urgent appeal for action to reduce the amount of food that’s wasted.

No Denying It episode 5: Jane Goodall Introduces Xiaoyuan "Charlene" Ren

In the fifth episode of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, known for her groundbreaking scientific work studying chimpanzees, interviews Xiaoyuan "Charlene" Ren.

Ms. Ren is the founder of MyH2O, a network that collects drinking water data to help find solutions to improve water quality across China. Globally, two billion people lack access to safe drinking water, a figure that will only go up as infrastructure struggles to keep pace with new climate change-related weather patterns.

No Denying It episode 4: Kyne Introduces Mat dos Santos

In the fourth episode of the UN climate action podcast No Denying It, drag performer, social media star, and mathematics communicator Kyne introduces Managing Attorney at Our Children’s Trust, Mat dos Santos. Mx. dos Santos and their colleagues oversee a legal program that brings climate litigation on behalf of youth in federal and state courts in the United States, and tribunals across the globe.