Some 5,000 seedlings of trees indigenous to South Sudan are being distributed to schools, sports centres and other public meeting places by the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS, as part of its commitment to countering climate change.
On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an exhaustively researched report on the effects of a 1.5° and 2° Celsius increase in global temperatures. Conor Lennon from UN News has been listening to what the report’s authors had to say.
A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a UN scientific panel, should be heard around the world as an "ear-splitting wake-up call" said UN chief António Guterres. He said the long-awaited findings show that "climate change is running faster than we are - and we are running out of time."
As governments prepare to meet later this year for the next round of climate talks, Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the need to speed up action on an issue that is “the absolute priority” for the United Nations.
A focus on the benefits of fighting climate change is one of the best ways to engage more people, according to Erik Solheim, head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Conor Lennon asked Mr. Solheim, at UN Headquarters in New York for the General Assembly High-Level week, what needs to be done to make climate change a day-to-day political priority.
The rate of sustainable development is “too slow” and private business has a major role to play in speeding it up, while also slowing the runaway pace of climate change that threatens the entire world with catastrophe, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday.