climate action

Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres

Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world being split into two competing spheres, led by the United States and China. 

After this year’s Climate Action Summit, what happens next?

People across the world need to embrace “fundamental change” in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit.

Thursday's Daily Brief: UN chief remembers former Assembly President, Council on Africa's Great Lakes, FAO data shows stable food prices

A recap of Thursday's stories: Guterres addresses climate emergency in op-ed; UN envoy highlights 'golden opportunity' for Africa's Great Lakes region; FAO scales up banana crop protection against disease; Data shows September food prices held steady; Somalia Partnership Forum concludes.

 

News in Brief 3 October, 2019

  • UN’s Guterres: Broad climate ‘movement’ has begun 
  • UNMISS: ‘Peace is still fragile’ throughout South Sudan 
  • Former Assembly President, Professor Freitas do Amaral, dies 
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UN’s Guterres: Broad climate ‘movement’ has begun, but there’s a long way to go

When it comes to the climate emergency, “we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken. 

Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’

Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States.

Climate change scientist urges countries to act now, protect at-risk communities

When it comes to finding out about the latest science on global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – with its 195 Members – is a leading international authority. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, IPCC Working Group chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte explains how important it is for Governments to act now to protect hundreds of millions of people in at-risk communities, from coastlines to mountain regions.

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Sustainable development summit a reminder of ‘the boundless potential of humanity’

The first UN summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note, with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed declaring that the two-day event had been a reminder of “the boundless potential of humanity to create a better future for all”.

News in Brief 25 September 2019

  • Lawlessness and impunity, as clashes continue in Libya
  • Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
  • Global green ‘New Deal’ needed, to achieve SDGs by 2030
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UN chief calls for ‘a fair globalization’ with first-ever Global Goals Summit

“We need more investment, more political action, more priority for a fair globalization”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an interview on Thursday, when asked about his expectations for the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, on 24-25 September at New York headquarters.