Clean cooking remains the most underfunded health and environmental challenge in the world. The Clean Cooking Breakthrough will be a critical mechanism to scale ambition and action globally.
We remain deeply committed to continuing to mobilise highest ambition non-State action. In 2023, we need to move quickly from the groundswell of voluntary momentum into the ground rules that can reshape the global economy for a more just and resilient future that delivers for the most vulnerable.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions: Contribution of the ‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions have taken stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
“The window on fossil fuel investment must be rapidly closed before it is unceremoniously slammed shut, with disastrous consequences”
Tzeporah Berman, Chair for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty & Carroll Muffet, President and CEO for the Center for International Environmental Law, explain why significant momentum is building behind the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Maritime sector and green hydrogen leaders agree on ambitious targets and collaboration to reach zero emissions global shipping by 2050
Ten organizations signed the Joint Statement on Green Hydrogen and Green Shipping, committing to rapid adoption of green hydrogen-based fuels this decade to get on track for full decarbonization of the shipping sector by 2050, and calling on policymakers to help achieve the ambitious targets.
We need to produce what people want, in a way the planet can afford. Read on for more about how both the Breakthrough Agenda, and action within individual industrial sectors, are stepping up to this challenge.
These are the adaptation actions required to protect vulnerable communities from worsening climate impacts
Recognising the systems-level transformations required to respond to local climate contexts, needs and risks, the Climate Champions team have co-created technical reports that detail the adaptation actions required to protect vulnerable communities to rising climate hazards.
If COP26 was notable for impressive financial and climate commitments from primarily countries in the Global North, COP27 is an opportunity to show the shift from commitments to action and implementation, and to highlight the voices of the Global South.
Geneva Forum signals blended climate finance and circularity of critical raw materials in UNECE regions
The fifth and final Regional Finance Forum of 2022 concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, 17 October, with a focus on unlocking finance for critical raw materials (CRMs).
Since the late 2000s, Ørsted has taken a holistic approach to climate action, working across the 4 Climate Pillars outlined in the 1.5°C Business Playbook. But more must be done, argues Denmark’s largest energy provider.
The Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA) is holding its inaugural forum bringing together representatives from African governments, the private sector, civil society and development partners.
International ‘collaboration gap’ threatens to undermine climate progress and delay net zero by decades
New report sets out urgent priorities to rapidly make more clean technologies the most affordable options in key sectors.
The amount of renewable energy we produce has increased by 10% in 2022, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions from the global power sector.
With the global population expected to reach 8 billion by November, and 8.5 billion by 2023, we must prioritize fulfilling the increasing demand for food, water and energy by 2030, said Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt this week.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP26 and COP27, Nigel Topping and Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, will attend the 2nd edition of Egypt-International Cooperation Forum (ICF) and the Meeting of African Ministers of Finance, Economy and Environment for COP27 on 7-9 September.
Finance Forum identifies solutions to boosting finance for resilience and decarbonization in Latin America and the Caribbean
The third Regional Finance Forum concluded in Santiago last week and shone a spotlight on the need for governments and multilateral institutions to create enabling conditions to promote innovation and investment and speed and scale.
The third of five Regional Finance Forums will take place in Santiago, Chile from 1-2 September with the theme of highlighting critical opportunities for investment in clean technologies.
As senior government officials and non-state actors attend 2022 Africa Climate Week in Libreville, Gabon (29 August – 2 September) a reflection on Africa’s untapped potential to provide solutions to the global climate crisis, by Ibrahim Thiaw, Acting Executive Secretary of UN Climate change.
“Africa’s strength comes from its unity. A continent that is vibrant, fast-growing, energetic and diverse. And, a key player in showing the way to a low carbon future.” Dr. Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of the KawiSafi Ventures Fund, on the vast opportunities that come with investing in Africa.