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SUCCA Africa joins Race to Zero as the first African Accelerator

Today at the the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD), SUCCA Africa announced that they have taken a significant step towards supporting West African businesses in their transition to net zero emissions by joining the Race to Zero campaign as an Accelerator.  Race to Zero is the world’s largest campaign rallying non-State actors to […]

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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 […]

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Google CSO Kate Brandt: In 2023, terms like “carbon footprint”, “charging station” and “solar energy” reached all-time highs

Google Chief Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt explains why a CSO’s daily work is no longer simply confined to decarbonizing a businesses. For Google this means empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and governments with quality information through products and platforms, and by helping drive systems change to accelerate climate action.

Youth & Civil Society

The Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2024

Find out if you are eligible for our paid fellowship programme, and apply before 10pm GMT on Wednesday 10th April   Young people and future generations are environmental stewards of the future. Many are also leaders and subject matter experts today. The Climate Champions Team, in support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, are […]

Water

Salt resistant crops and the race to secure the resilience of smallholder farmers in Egypt’s Nile Delta

For Egypt’s Nile Delta, a critical area for the country’s agriculture and home to a quarter of its population the impacts of climate change are looming large, posing significant threats to farming, livelihoods and even the national economy. A rise in sea level, as a result of global warming, increases the risk of saltwater intrusion, […]

Where are we and where are we going next? Key climate action themes for 2024

Beginning of the end of the Fossil Fuel era In the COP28 outcome governments explicitly stated that we must transition away from fossil fuels in a just and equitable manner. It also underscored the importance of the global goal on adaptation in strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, as well as the vital […]

Press Release

Copenhagen Climate Ministerial: A milestone on the road to COP29

The UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP29, Nigar Arpadarai attended the Copenhagen Climate Ministerial on 21 and 22 March to inform how the real economy is driving significant global climate action and can support national governments in developing enhanced national climate action plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – ahead of COP30.

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INTERVIEW: Sheela Patel on transforming the urban poor from invisible and informal to recognized and resilient

Climate Champions’ Global Ambassador Sheela Patel outlines her vision for the Roof Over Our Heads campaign designed to help women leaders from informal settlements to advance resilient, low carbon and affordable homes and solutions for their urban communities thereby advancing the overall climate resilience of their cities.

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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 […]