We cannot stay aligned with a 1.5 degree C scenario without complementing electrification with strategies that will reduce vehicle kilometers traveled, argue Mohamed Hegazy and Domenik Kohl, Climate Champions Team.
4SD foundation Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Access To Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) Africa Centre for Sustainable and Inclusive Development African Climate Foundation Agroecology Fund AMAGRO A.G. Aquatic Blue Food Coalition Asia Investor Group on Climate Change B Lab Global Banco de Alimentos Paraguay Bezos Earth Fund Biodiversity […]
Over 150 Non-State Actors sign Call to Action calling for transformation of food systems for people, nature and climate
As world leaders assemble at COP28, a broad coalition of farmers and other frontline food systems actors, businesses, cities, consumers, civil society, philanthropies and others have issued a compelling and ambitious Non-State Actors Call to Action.
Regional Platforms for Climate Projects, Assets to Flows 2023: Not enough finance is getting to the people and places that need it most
A significant push is still required to meaningfully improve the scale, quality and pace of investment and finance for projects supporting the climate change agenda, particularly in developing countries, according to the latest Assets to Flows report, launched today at COP28.
Realizing the challenging transition to a low carbon planet depends on developing and developed nations’ actions. The policies and regulations taken forward by developing nations have the potential of not only addressing climate change but also laying the foundation for a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.
Business leader and campaigner Paul Polman discusses his role as a Global Ambassador to the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, the transformation of food systems to benefit nature ecosystems, and his hopes for the upcoming COP. What does the Race to Zero mean to you? “The Race to Zero is a unique initiative that works […]
Organized by COP28, UN Women, UNFCCC, Women’s Environment & Development Organization, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the conference seeks to address the gender-environment nexus, focusing on how different genders are uniquely affected by climate change and how this understanding can inform more effective and inclusive climate policies.
Exploring at COP28 the dual aspects of gender and climate change: the challenges women face and their critical role in accelerating action.
Discover how Freetown’s Market Cover Shade Project is using sustainable and innovative methods to protect women traders from extreme heat, enhancing their safety and economic opportunities.
Discover how the Extreme Heat Protection Initiative is revolutionizing safety for women in India’s informal economy, balancing health and income in the face of rising temperatures.
Discover how the Women in Resilience Finance program is transforming the financial sector, fostering female leadership and promoting climate resilience in marginalized communities.”
David Howlett, Climate Champions’ Senior Advisor, pays tribute to his friend and colleague Professor Saleemul Huq, Ambassador for the High-Level Champions and towering figure in the field of climate justice.
The goal of “first movers and doers” in the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit is accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy, armed with not just pledges, but credible actions, policies and plans to deliver climate justice in line with the Secretary General’s Acceleration Agenda.
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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 […]
In the heart of India, where climate impacts are already felt by millions of people, an innovative fund is setting a new standard in landscape restoration by financially empowering local people and organizations to revive the country’s diverse and vital ecosystems.
Global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are failing across the board, with recent progress made on every indicator — except electric passenger car sales — lagging significantly behind the pace and scale that is necessary to address the climate crisis, according to the State of Climate Action 2023 report. Published under Systems Change Lab, the report […]
As Asia-Pacific Climate Week gets underway, discover how Race to Zero members, from educational institutions to urban centres and healthcare services, are blazing a path to a net zero emissions world.
Here’s how Delhi is building resilience, reducing emissions and enhancing wellbeing across 7 key areas
In the face of escalating climate impacts, Delhi has begun a transformative journey to bolster its its urban landscape and protect its most vulnerable populations. This megacity, brimming with culture and history, is now writing a new chapter in its story – one that pivots on sustainability and resilience.
In the Xe Pian region of Laos, a collaborative effort between Race to Resilience partner, the Global EverGreening Alliance, WWF, and the Arbor Day Foundation is underway to address the urgent issue of deforestation and its impact on local communities and biodiversity.
Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 launches in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, showcasing regional commitment to climate action
Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW) launched today in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, drawing stakeholders, experts, and policymakers from across the region to showcase solutions and innovations, and to foster increased cooperation across borders and sectors in addressing pressing climate challenges.