Oceans

A community’s fight for resilience: Saving Sri Lanka’s vulnerable marine ecosystems

As part of a new series to support the Ocean Breakthroughs, the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and the Edges of Earth expedition explore how a community is adapting to and combating the impacts of climate change in the capital of Sri Lanka. The Edges of Earth team had the opportunity to spend two weeks living alongside Hafsa Jamel (pictured), learning about their work supporting local nature-based solutions that aim to mitigate climate challenges in their home country.

Finance

Setting the Stage for African Climate Leadership: A conversation with Bogolo Kenewendo

Bogolo Kenewendo is a global leader in Pan-African development, specialising in sustainable trade and investment, and accelerating innovation across the continent. Until recently, Bogolo was the Special Advisor to the UN Climate Change High-Level Climate Champions, and Africa Director, where she played a leading role in implementing the Champions’ plans for accelerating ambition and action […]

Accelerate the Race to Zero

Kadin Net Zero Hub Accelerates Indonesia’s Net Zero Journey by Joining the Race to Zero

  The Kadin Net Zero Hub, an initiative by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin Indonesia), has taken a significant step towards supporting Indonesian businesses in their transition to net zero emissions by joining the Race to Zero campaign as an Accelerator.  Race to Zero is the largest  campaign, rallying non-State actors to […]

Indigenous Peoples & Finance

Nonette Royo: Indigenous knowledge can help us survive and overcome the climate crisis

  Indigenous Peoples and local communities live on and manage more than half of the world’s land, yet they only have legal ownership of 10% of these territories. Robust Indigenous and local land rights are vital for managing forests, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biodiversity, and improving livelihoods.  Nonette Royo, Executive Director, Tenure Facility, has […]

Race to Resilience

Empowering Jamaica’s climate resilience through innovative green finance

Partner: YAPU Solutions Implementer: COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union  Country & Region: Jamaica, Caribbean SAA Impact Systems: Human Settlements Impact / Beneficiaries: Members of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union, which includes over 275,000 individuals, encompassing Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and low-income households across Jamaica.  Jamaica, an island nation celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes […]

Asia-Pacific Climate Week

Young leaders take centre stage at Asia-Pacific Climate Week

The Climate Champions Team (CCT), in support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions (HLCs) at Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) are showcasing the potential of young people to drive climate action. Here we highlight the experiences of two Climate Champions’ Youth Fellows Shreya K.C, Tracking Youth Fellow and Chaeyoung Hyun, Energy Policy Youth Fellow, whose […]

Ocean Breakthroughs

Ocean Breakthroughs: Mobilizing Latin America and the Caribbean for Ocean-Based Climate Action

Over 200 million people live in coastal areas in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), representing about 30% of the region’s population. They depend on healthy ocean ecosystems, especially coastal ecosystems, for their livelihoods. The region is home to a substantial portion of the world’s marine biodiversity. For instance, the LAC region is a biodiversity […]

Finance

Funding the climate finance gap in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Platform for Climate Projects in Chile highlights investment opportunity in critical climate projects

The High-Level Champions, together with the COP27 and COP28 Presidencies, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) yesterday hosted a regional platform for climate projects in Santiago to highlight the significant role private finance can play in addressing climate change including investing in regional, investable, shovel-ready projects.  

Africa Climate Week 2023

Biking by Battery in East Africa with Ampersand

Ampersand is an e-mobility venture operating in Rwanda and Kenya, providing 2-wheeled electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. Brady Grimes explains how Ampersand is revolutionizing the motorcycle taxi market in East Africa. Watch it here

Africa Climate Week 2023

The Power of Waste in Nigeria with Phoenix Edison

Phoenix Edison is a project in Nigeria, aiming to provide a 24 megawatt (MW) waste-to-power plant processing 270,000 tons of solid waste annually. Spotlighting this, the Climate Champions are joined by Noble Ekajeh.

UN’s global climate investor roadshow kicks-off in Africa

Ahead of COP27 in November 2022, the incoming Egyptian Presidency of COP27, the United Nations Regional Commissions, and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP26 and COP27 are jointly organising a series of regional forums to accelerate financial flows to the projects needed to reduce emissions, build climate resilience, and advance the 2030 Sustainable […]