The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions (HLCs) have collaborated with Non-State Actors – from farmers and fishers to businesses, cities, civil society, consumers and all those engaged in food systems – to develop a Non-State Actors Call to Action for Transforming Food Systems for People, Nature, and Climate.
From expanded membership of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance to new sustainability standards for Brazil and the launch of the first-ever Employee Race to Zero, October proved to be a fruitful month for the Race to Zero.
Listen to Fathia Nejri, Director of Strategy and Projects for Tunisia’s Ministry of Transport explain why investing in additional metro lines will benefit the health, wealth and livelihoods of the country and its people.
Jordan is one of the world’s most water-scarce countries. Find out why investment is needed for the Aqaba Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project which will provide water for eight million people and run on renewable energy.
Find out why investment in two land restoration projects in Algeria could result in the carbon removal capacity of nearly 60,000 tonnes of CO2 per hectare and enhance the climate resilience of over 250,000 people.
With COP28 just three weeks away, the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, together with the COP27 and COP28 Presidencies and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) hosted the Second Arab Regional Forum on Climate Finance at the Dubai International Financial Centre.
La Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe concluye con un llamado a la acción climática inclusiva y centrada en la naturaleza
En una semana marcada por la agitación sociopolítica y los impactos del clima, la Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe presentó un llamado enfático para una acción climática, inclusiva y adaptativa, que coloque a la naturaleza en el centro.
Abogando por la naturaleza y la sabiduría indígena: la Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe sienta las bases para la COP28
La Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe abre hoy en la Ciudad de Panamá con el objetivo de movilizar a la comunidad de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en torno a una visión común de lo que se necesita para transitar hacia un mundo de emisiones netas cero, positivo para la naturaleza y resiliente.
As we enter the final month of preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference COP28, 70 ministers, negotiators and climate leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 30-31 October to mobilize progress on key issues including adaptation, mitigation, nature and climate finance.
In a week marked by socio-political unrest and climate impacts, Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week brought forward an emphatic call for inclusive and adaptive climate action that puts nature at its core.
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 […]
LACCW Day 4: “There’s always more people that we need to bring into the discussion, there’s always space to improve”
Day four of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) once again offered a panorama of discussions, ranging from urban finance to youth empowerment, the role of biofuels, and the potential of Nature-based Solutions.
Over the past few years, the global movement for climate and health justice has achieved significant wins. Discover how Race to Zero partner, Health Care Without Harm is leading a charge to develop climate-resilient, low emissions and sustainable health systems.
This year, Race to Zero and Giki are teaming up to host the first-ever “Employee Race to Zero”. Find out why taking climate action as an employee is critical – and how you get involved in this new initiative.
LACCW Day 3: “If we do not take action, Latin America could lose up to a quarter of its GDP due to the climate crisis”
From high-level ministerial dialogues emphasizing the importance of financial equity to discussions on sustainable cooling and just energy transitions, day three of the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2023 once again dissected the challenges and opportunities for the region.
LACCW Day 2: “Above all, do everything we can to protect nature. To do so means securing our own existence”
Day two of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2023 saw delegates dive deep into a broad range topics, from the future of our planet’s threatened marine ecosystems to the potential of green shipping, the transformation of our food systems, and the invaluable role of Indigenous communities in climate dialogues.
Chilean youth activist Julieta Martinez: The great opportunity that Latin America and the Caribbean has is to mobilize nature-based solutions
As Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week gets underway, youth activist and UN Women National Gender Youth Advocate, Julieta Martinez discusses today’s most challenging issues and the region’s role in global climate action.
Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LAC CW) kicked off with a resounding call to action, setting the stage for a week of lively discussions and collaborative efforts to accelerate the region’s race to a net zero emissions, nature-positive and resilient future. With the Climate Champions Team on the ground for the week, here are our key takeaways.
New regional network will support engagement with financial institutions and policymakers across Latin America and the Caribbean to capitalize on the net-zero transition opportunity for the region
With vast landscapes, wealth of biodiversity and unique position as a powerhouse for food production and critical minerals, the region is ripe with potential. As the world races towards a net zero emissions future, discover the region’s opportunities and challenges.
Championing nature and Indigenous wisdom: Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week sets the stage for COP28
Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) opens in Panama City today aiming to galvanize the LAC community around a common vision of what it takes to transition to a net zero emissions, nature-positive and resilient world.