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Plastic bricks in Kenya – Nzambi Matee – Young Champion of the Earth 2020

Nzambi Matee is a Kenyan engineer and head of Gjenge Makers Ltd., a social enterprise that produces sustainable low-cost construction materials made of recycled plastic waste. Nzambi was honoured with the United Natio...


USA, Germany & Nauru on Climate and Security – Security Council Stakeout (8 April 2021)

Co-chairs of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany, and Ambassador Margo Dieye, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nauru, with Ambassad...


A Critical Year for Climate Action: A Conversation between Kristalina Georgieva and John Kerry

As the world emerges from COVID-19, there is renewed impetus to tackle climate change. Ahead of COP26, this session will discuss how to turn climate ambitions into action while creating vibrant and inclusive opportuni...


Shaping the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy – International Trade Union Confederation

In a recent interview, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation says that ITUC advocates for the essential role of labour movements in shaping a just transition to a low-carbon e...


“2021 is a make-or-break year for collective action against the climate emergency” – UN Chief

" (...) Much more needs to be done to address the specific risks the climate crisis poses to peace and security. I see four priority areas. First, we need a greater focus on prevention through strong, ambitious climat...


Sir David Attenborough on Climate and Security – Security Council Open VTC

Briefing by Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, on the Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and Security, during the Security Council Open VTC.


Climate and Security – Security Council Debate, 23 February 2021

The high-level open debate on the theme of “Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and security” will allow to discuss the role of the Security Council, Member States and the UN in addressing future ...


UN hails US re-entry into Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has entered into force for the United States, a key architect of the landmark climate deal adopted by world leaders in 2015. At an online event marking this development, UN Secre...


Apply TODAY for 2021 #GlobalClimate Action Award – Highlights from 2020

Are you taking bold #ClimateAction to combat climate change? Applications for the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards are NOW OPEN! Apply online today: Channel: @UN Climate Change From...


UN Chief on UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) preparations

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, along with the COP26 United Kingdom President, Alok Sharma, briefed the Member States on the road to Glasgow.  The Secretary-General stressed the need to furth...


Mobilizing Action on Climate Change – Davos 2021, World Economic Forum

Get involved with climate change! The period from 2016 to 2020 will likely be the warmest five years on record, despite the recent impact of COVID 19 on greenhouse gas emissions. This Leadership Panel examines how ma...