climate action

‘Message getting through’ that money for climate action matters: Green fund chief

The GCF’s Executive-Director, Javier Manzanares, was in New York this month to meet UN chief António Guterres and talk to diplomats about the importance and operation of the Fund.

When Mr. Manzanares came into to the UN News studios, he said the Fund’s investment message was getting through to UN Member States. Conor Lennon started by asked him if he was, nevertheless, worried by some countries’ lack of enthusiasm so far.

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COP24 negotiations: Why reaching agreement on climate action is so complex

From Tuesday on, close to 100 Government ministers are due be involved in negotiating a final deal on moving forward with climate action here at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland. So, what is the goal? To agree a concrete plan to implement the historic 2015 Paris climate deal by mid-century. The stakes are high with numerous different pressure points.

News in Brief 05 December 2018

  • Climate action vital for good human health, new UN health report finds
  • Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet
  • UN labor agency reports migrant workers are 164 million in number
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Oslo leads the way in ‘Breathe Life’ campaign for cleaner cities in climate change era

Norway’s capital Oslo is paving a fossil-free, electrified, path in its push toward improving air quality, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced.  

News In Brief 10 September 2018

  • Everyone has a role to play in combatting global corruption
  • New UN rights chief underscores the importance of multilateralism
  • It’s important to talk about suicide: WHO
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Uneven progress on climate action at Bangkok conference

Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.

Runaway climate change still 'a real possibility': UN Secretary-General

Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Antonió Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York

UN chief appoints former New York Mayor as Special Envoy for Climate Action

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Climate change not all “doom and gloom:” Singer Ellie Goulding at UN

British singer Ellie Goulding has opened up about her passion for combating climate change: from creating a sustainable bracelet brand to her selectivity when it comes to endorsements, the pop artist says there’s still time to take action.

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Political will “absolutely” exists to implement climate agreement

The political will to implement an international climate agreement “absolutely” exists, according to the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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