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What is the ‘Paris Agreement’, and how does it work?

This video explains the basics of the Paris Agreement: the international UN treaty of 2015 that aims to tackle climate change head on. It's central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate ch...


High-Level Roundtable on Climate Action – 24 September 2020

As climate impacts worsen around the world, @UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres convened a roundtable of global climate leaders from government, business and finance, and civil society to showcase high-i...


Invisible Emissions – High tech cameras reveal methane leaks

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...


How Does The UN Work?

» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is o...


Colombia: Wayuu women’s gold-water

United Nations, August 2010 - Climate change in Northern Colombia has led to severe water shortages. The women of the indigenous Wayuu people are struggling to sustain their environment and keep their communities toge...


Jakarta: A City in Jeopardy

United Nations, New York, November 2009 - Global warming and climate change is threatening the entire region of the South East Asian nation -- and just its rural areas. One of the largest cities in the world, Indonesi...


Global Warming: Vietnam’s new enemy

United Nations, New York, November 2009 - Vietnam's economy is finally thriving after decades of war. But a new and insidious enemy -- global warming -- is hitting this South East Asian country, with deadly force. 21...


Biogas in China

United Nations, March 2009 - Farming communities around the world are embracing alternative methods of obtaining energy that are more affordable and better for the environment. In China, a new programme is helping poo...