Watch all our interviews with climate leaders and advocates that aim to raise awareness on climate issues that are facing us, as well as inspire action from stakeholders around the world.
“It is important to know that non-state actors have a huge role that goes beyond the actual emission reductions that they can accomplish. they have a huge role on driving policies, in supporting governments and making governments and national entities believe in a stronger climate policies.”
Interview with Anne Olhoff, United Nations Environment
“We have tried to make it easy for people to take daily climate action. If people are taking action in their daily lives, then leaders have to step up and do the same. And it’s up to all of us to keep that pressure on and support our leaders, to make them feel that this is what the people want.”
Interview with Aisling Ryan from Grey London / WPP
“We have a chance to solve the climate issues we are facing. By signing international treaties, one can see positive results, and that’s what I would be happy to see happening also with climate change.”
Interview with Petteri Taalas, the head of the World Meteorological Organization
“Three years on, we need to keep raising the ambition, and a big way to do that is clean energy.”
Interview with Rachel Kyte, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy and head of Sustainable Energy for All.
“There is a lot of bad news when it comes to climate change, but there are private sector initiatives that have a sense of optimism, a sense of pride in taking climate action and they see it as the greatest economic opportunity of this generation.”
Interview with James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change of New Zealand
“Climate change is not only an environmental issue, it’s also a human rights issue, and it’s also related to migration and to peace in the world.”
Interview with Lise Kingo, head of the United Nations Global Compact
“We are showing countries how you can transition out of coal, how you can support communities and workers, because it is really important. We need to make sure everyone is part of this transition, everyone has jobs, everyone is succeeding. So, we are all in.”
Interview with Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada
We are talking to the winners of the UNFCCC Global Youth Video Competition: Andrea Sofia Rosales Vega from Mexico and Vikas Yadav from India, who each made a video about the fight against climate change in their home countries.
“You can earn money and create jobs, and at the same time you can create a cleaner environment and a better world.”
UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Bertrand Piccard talks about innovative and profitable solutions to climate change.
“We are not just looking for speeches to be delivered in the General Assembly hall, we are looking for climate champions.”
The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit Luis Alfonso de Alba talks about the expectations for next year’s global climate meeting.