UN News Center – Climate Change & Environment
- UN chief calls for ‘enlightened self-interest’ from world leaders to save ‘the whole planet’ from climate change
- Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’ UN chief tells island nation facing existential threat from rising seas
- ‘Climate change is the battle of my life’, UN chief tells students living on the frontline in Fiji
Lead UN Agencies
Global Climate Action Summit – Partnering with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and UNFCCC’s Patricia Espinosa, Governor of California Jerry Brown and New York Governor Michael Bloomberg will host a summit to take place in September 2018, focusing on state level support for the Paris Agreement.
C40 Cities – The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group connects more than 90 of the world’s cities, representing over 650 million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
Climate Action 100+ – A five-year initiative led by investors to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to improve governance on climate change, curb emissions and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures. To date, 225 investors with more than USD $26.3 trillion in assets under management have signed on to the initiative.