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ELATIA announced as Winner of Global Indigenous Climate Finance Study Bid

ELATIA (Indigenous Peoples’ Global Partnership on Climate Change, Forests and Sustainable Development) has been selected to conduct a comprehensive Global Data Study on Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Contributions by Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZF), under the leadership of H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28. This study aims to bolster long-term access to climate finance […]

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Real economy leaders take centre stage at London Climate Action Week 2024

London Climate Action Week (LCAW), held from 22-30 June, brought together diverse sustainability experts, policymakers and real economy leaders to explore and accelerate scalable climate solutions. As one of the world’s leading financial centres, London provided a fitting backdrop for discussions aimed at leveraging private sector innovation and finance to address escalating climate impacts. At […]

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The Global Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Appoints Razan Al Mubarak as Co-Chair

Razan Al Mubarak to help lead efforts to embed the Taskforce’s recommendations on global corporate reporting Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (27 June 2024) – Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has joined the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) as Co-Chair. Ms. Al Mubarak, […]

Race to Resilience

The Nature Conservancy CEO, Jennifer Morris: We are in the age of adaptation

Jennifer Morris, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, addresses the urgent need for more innovative climate adaptation strategies. Morris emphasizes transforming stakeholder engagement and enhancing financial support mechanisms, advocating for governance by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. She calls for radical collaboration across governments, businesses, and civil society to address the climate crisis and close the adaptation finance gap swiftly and fairly.

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Race to Zero

The Race To Zero – Mobilising ‘All Hands on Deck’

An interview with Professor Thomas Hale, University of Oxford Dr Thomas Hale is a Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, where he focuses on how societies can manage global problems effectively and fairly, with a particular emphasis on environmental, economic and health issues. To mark the 4th anniversary of the Race […]

Race to Zero

VMI: Business improves when you take climate action

Discover how VMI is leading the charge in the TV industry’s Race to Zero. From solar panels to electric fleets, learn how the cameral rental company’s sustainability mission is revolutionizing business practices, inspiring its team, and shaping a fairer and healthier future.

Race to Zero

The story of a global film and camera rental company determined to reach net zero by 2030

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the Race to Zero campaign, a global campaign to accelerate climate action across diverse sectors. VMI, a leading film and camera rental company, has been part of this journey, setting ambitious net zero targets. Over the past four years, the company has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030, eliminating single-use plastics, and becoming a net exporter of renewable power. This timeline highlights VMI’s milestones and ongoing efforts in its sustainability journey.

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Actors

Breaking down barriers in Bonn

The High-Level Champions and Marrakech Partnership demonstrate the power of whole-of-society collaboration at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. During a packed programme of events at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, the High-Level Champions for the COP28 and COP29 Presidencies Razan Al Mubarak and Nigar Arpadarai showcased how significant climate action is already underway across all […]

Inclusion

Introducing the 2024 Climate Champions Youth Fellows

The Climate Champions Team is proud to introduce its fourth cohort of ambitious and stubbornly optimistic Youth Fellows. These seven dynamic young professionals — aged 20 to 29 and hailing from seven countries across four continents — will work within the team supporting the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP28 and COP29, H.E Razan […]

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 […]

Oceans

A global coalition forging coral reef resilience

In April 2024, NOAA and ICRI scientists confirmed the fourth global coral bleaching event, highlighting the escalating impacts of climate change on coral reefs. This has spurred initiatives like the Coral Reef Breakthrough and the Global Fund for Coral Reefs to enhance protection, double effective conservation areas, and mobilize significant funding for restoration efforts.

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Revitalizing landscapes damaged by intensive agriculture in Brazil’s Paraná State

Race to Resilience partner Initiative 20×20 is working with MIROVA and the SLB Group in Brazil to restore degraded land caused by intensive agriculture in Paraná. This project seeks to rejuvenate 1,400 hectares previously used for intensive farming practices by implementing innovative forestry methods that promise greater biodiversity and environmental sustainability.