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Kiribati: Battling for Survival (Rising Sea Levels)


Kiribati risks becoming the first country to lose its land territory to climate change, as sea levels rise. Supported by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Kiribati's people are working to protect their island...

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


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...

UN chief on International Mother Earth Day (22 April)


António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on International Mother Earth Day (22 April 2020). On this International Mother Earth Day, all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has fa...

State of the Global Climate Report 2019 (WMO) Press Conference


🎬 Watch LIVE release of the WMO State of the Global Climate Report 2019 with United Nations Chief António Guterres and World Meteorological Organization Secretary General Petteri Taalas. -------------- UN chief Antón...

Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures


In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively im...

Zero Budget Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India


Our story follows Satyavati – a young woman from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, India, as she compels her community to adopt a farming practice that is revolutionizing small-scale farming across India. Zero Budge...

UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)


"I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries" said Secretary-General Guterres. "We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must le...

Peru: Solar Energy Empowering Remote Communities


From the faraway altitudes of the Peruvian Andes, rural communities join forces with the United Nations to reap the benefits of renewable energy. UN in Action No. 1625

Critical Juncture in Efforts to Limit Global Warming – UN Chief at UN Climate Change Conference


Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). "The decisions we make here will ultimately define whether we choose a path of...

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


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 Chief at the Closing of Climate Action Summit 2019


Closing remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General, at the Closing of Climate Action Summit 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres had warned world leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with...

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, ...