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Saving our island – Youth from the Pacific (360 video)

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Climate change is having a dramatic impact on our world, and no region is more vulnerable than the fragile, beautiful Pacific islands. Often compared to paradise thanks to their pristine tropical environment, the smal...

Youth Climate Change Summit – Watch LIVE starting this Saturday!

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The youth of the world are gathering at the United Nations to call for urgent climate action. On Saturday 22 September, the UN Youth Climate Summit will be held in New-York as part of a weekend of events leading up to...

Youth on the Climate Front lines on the Pacific Islands

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Youth are leading the charge against climate change in Pacific island countries that are especially vulnerable to its damaging effects. In Fiji, Vanuatu and Tuvalu, the tropical environment faces cyclones and other th...

Climate Action: Political Will & Ambition Needed Now to reach Net Zero!

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"We have the blueprints, the frameworks and the plans. What we need is urgency, political will and ambition." says UN Chief on Climate Action. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres invites leaders, privat...

Play it Out Concert to Beat Plastic Pollution

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On June 1st, the 73rd President of the UN General Assembly, together with the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and Norway, as well as UN Environment, UNOPS, the Krim Group, and Lonely Whale, hosted a concert in Ant...

“We children, need you to urgently act on the climate crisis”- Teen climate advocate

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Alexandria Villaseñor, 14 years old climate advocate, makes an opening speech at the first meeting of UNICEF's Second Executive Board Regular Session. Alexandria starts by refering to the call scientists made to act...

Intergeneration Dialogue on Climate Justice

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Ahead of World Youth Day (12 August), Mary Robinson, the Chair of the Elders and the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, chats with Deon Shekuza, a young environmental activist from Namibia, about climate ju...

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...

This Week at the UN in 60 Seconds – 31 May 2019

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This week's top news: - funding post cyclone reconstruction in Mozambique - United Nations Secretary-General's address to the R20 on climate - World No Tobacco Day More at UN News: news.un.org/en/

Invisible Emissions – High tech cameras reveal methane leaks

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Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The oil and gas sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, much of it in the fo...

Floating Cities: the New Urban Frontier

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Climate change and urbanization are combining to create an urgent global need for sustainable cities. In response, the United Nations is exploring how the creation of floating cities can help solve the urban crisis wh...

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...