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Guatemala: Turning up the heat

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“Trees give us shade and help us conserve our environment” says Irma Cocul, a young Q’eqchi woman from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Her indigenous community is working to reforest over 400 hectares of land damaged by clim...

Combating the effects of climate change in the Caribbean

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When it comes to climate change, the islands of the Caribbean are particularly under threat. Representatives from ten Caribbean countries are at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna to discuss the use of nuclear science an...

UN Chief on Climate and Sustainable Development for All

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Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All.(28 March 2019) Speaking to a General Assembly High-Level meeting...

UN COP 22: The world’s most climate-vulnerable countries outline joint actions on Paris Agreement

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United Nations - Today (18 November), over 45 climate-vulnerable countries have declared robust action plans to implement the Paris Agreement. The joint efforts include the transformation of energy, transport, and oth...

Stop natural hazards from becoming disasters

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Natural hazards don’t have to become disasters. With investments in resilient infrastructure, the world can protect communities and individuals from the devastation caused by earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme we...

UN Chief with Youth in New Zealand

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Continuing a trip to the Pacific, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued a strong call on climate action. In New Zealand, he engaged with students and urged a series of steps to achieve a more sustai...

Planet or Plastic? The choice is yours!

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With more than 2,000 participants from all over the world, this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was the largest global review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals y...

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or clima...

Individual Action on Climate: YouTubers Marissa Rachel, Shanna Lisa and Blogger Thania Peck

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Interactive session. Guests: Marissa Rachel, YouTuber, Thania Peck, Fashion Influencer, and Shanna Lisa, YouTuber. This event took place on the side of the High-Level week of the 74th session of United Nations Genera...

UN Global Climate Report gives wake-up call to the world

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The United Nations General Assembly has discussed a major report on global climate issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call to action, underlying t...

UN weather agency chief: “We have all the means to be successful” in tackling climate change

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United Nations - There is optimism in the fight against climate change, but the best time to act is now, according to Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The head of the U...