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Greta Thunberg (Young Climate Activist) at the Climate Action Summit 2019 – Official Video

Greta Thunberg, Young Climate Activist, at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019. Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, ...


Harrison Ford on the importance of rainforests at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019

Statement by Harrison Ford (Actor and Environmental Activist) at the High-Level meeting of the Alliance on Rainforests during the Climate Action Summit 2019. Rainforests constitute the lungs of our planet. The Amazon...


Youth Envoy at the Youth Climate Summit

Remarks by Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth, at the Youth Climate Summit.


My generation until now has failed to preserve the planet – UN Chief

Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, at the Youth Climate Summit. UN chief António Guterres, who was participating in the Summit as ‘keynote listener’, said one of the problems with...


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

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!

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

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!

"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

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

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

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!

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...