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Secretary-General arrives in New Zealand

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, kicking off a weeklong trip to the Pacific region where he will be calling for action on climate change. After meeting with Prime Min...

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 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...

Bolivia: Climate Knowledge from the Ancestors

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Since ancient times, Bolivian farmers have been interpreting signs in their environment to understand and predict weather patterns. Now this knowledge is becoming a cornerstone in designing climate adaptation projects...

Why is COP24 So Important? – Conference on Climate Change

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COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At COP24 countries will finalize the Paris Agreement Implementation Guidelines. The UNF...

The Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5 °C – IPCC Special Report

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An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of c...

The People’s Seat: Speak up on climate change #TakeYourSeat

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The UN is launching a new seat – The People's Seat – that will give everyone a seat at the table at COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference happening this December. The People’s Seat will allow peopleto “virtually si...

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...

Propelling the Paris Agreement – progress in 2018

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UN is building coalitions with leaders from government, business, and communities to accelerate progress on climate action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degr...

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...

Rules of the Game: How Innovative Policies Can Spur Low Carbon Consumption

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Governments already play a huge role in shaping our consumption and productions by setting up the ‘rules of the game’. This video outlines how they can use policies to support innovative solutions for low carbon cons...

Secretary-General António Guterres calls for global action on climate change

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In a major address at the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres warns of the dangerous threat posed by climate change and points to the massive benefits that climate action will generate. He calls on lead...