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Science, Solutions, Solidarity

For a livable planet 


UN climate report stresses urgency to act to secure a livable future

There are multiple, feasible and effective options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change, and they are available now, said scientists in the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 20 March. “This Synthesis Report underscores the urgency of taking more ambitious action and shows that, if we act now, we can still secure a liveable sustainable future for all,” said IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee.

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UN chief calls for accelerating climate action on all fronts

“Our world needs climate action on all fronts – everything, everywhere, all at once,” the UN Chief said in response to the IPCC’s synthesis report, calling on every country and every sector to massively fast-track efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

Meet the new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Seven young climate leaders started their two-year term as the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Meet them here!

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Seeking nominations for Champions of the Earth

The UN Environment Programme launched a call for nominations for its annual Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour.

Water – at the center of the climate crisis

Learn more about how climate change affects the world’s water, and how water can be part of the solution.

UN Water Conference (22-24 March) Outcomes

Read the Secretary-General’s remarks

We have never been better equipped to solve the climate challenge – but we must move into warp speed climate action now.

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The Biggest Hour for Earth

The United Nations is joining in the global effort to mark Earth Hour again this year. On Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m. local time, join WWF, the United Nations and other partners in switching off your lights and giving an hour for Earth. For ideas on positive actions you can take for our planet, see

Ocean climate activist Bodhi Patil

The ocean, a huge carbon sink, is our strongest ally against climate change. Meet Bodhi Patil who works with other young people to protect the ocean.

Migration, the climate crisis, and human rights

A conversation with Felipe González Morales, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, on the impact of the climate emergency.

Posters for Climate Action

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Climate issues

Restoring nature’s resources for climate action

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Net Zero

What does it mean? Why is it important? And are we on track?

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Powering a safer future

Why shift to renewables like wind and solar? Find out here.

Latest News

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Dubai: West Asian chefs take on fight against food waste

Leyla Fathallah is part of a growing number of chefs trying to counter food waste in West Asia, where an estimated one-third of all food is squandered.

Sahel: A Green Wall promotes peace and restores nature

An ambitious tree-planting drive across the Sahel region has grown into a comprehensive rural development initiative. See how 18 million ha of restored land, across 11 countries, stretching more than 8,000 km across the continent, is making a difference for millions of people and the environment.

Indonesia: mangrove restoration gives hope to the country’s sinking shores

Communities in Indonesia are turning to mangroves to buffer themselves against rising seas and more intense storms.


IPCC Synthesis Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to release the Synthesis of its Sixth Assessment Report, which will integrate the findings of the three Working Group contributions and three Special Reports. It will provide policymakers with a high-level, up-to-date understanding of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for addressing it.

UN 2023 Water Conference

Today, 40 per cent of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity. The United Nations, with support from the Governments of Tajikistan and the Netherlands, will host the UN 2023 Water Conference. The Conference will be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to raise awareness, define a roadmap and advance the water agenda.

Zero Waste Day

Waste of all kinds contributes to the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. But options exist for living more sustainably. We can make choices that have less harmful effects on the environment. On the International Day of Zero Waste, learn about what you can do and, take action for the planet.

Climate action starting now

Everyone has a role in climate action. At the United Nations, we are calling on people everywhere to work together to solve climate challenges and realize the commitments of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This website keeps up with actions taken by governments, businesses, civil society, youth and more in every part of the world.

It’s our planet, and while we know it is in crisis, we also know that solutions are in reach. Progress is already well underway, from more green energy to more secure food supplies. And the benefits are clear as well, such as green jobs, clean air and sounder economies. A more sustainable, prosperous world is in reach. Join us in taking action to claim it, starting now.