At Conference Closing, Leaders Praise New Global Migration Compact

The Global Compact For Migration conference wrapped up in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday, after 164 countries adopted the landmark pact to improve the lives of migrants around the world. "For the first time in the history of the UN we've been able to tackle an issue...

Historic Global Compact for Migration Adopted

In Marrakech, Morocco on Monday, 164 countries adopted the historic Global Compact for Migration, a blueprint for helping the 258 million migrants worldwide achieve a life of safety and dignity. Speaking to world leaders, United Nations Secretary-General António...

Shaping the Outcome

Shaping the outcome – After a week of hyper-technical negotiations over the Paris Agreement Work Programme, the outcome of COP24—the guidelines that will determine how countries manage the process for implementing the Paris Agreement– now sits in the hands of ministers and high-level officials.

Midway Point at COP24

Midway Point – With one week down, COP24 is ready to enter its second phase as more than 100 ministers are set to arrive in Katowice to hammer out the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement. And while there has been progress, COP24 President Michal Kurtyka says there is “still a lot to do.”

Sharing the roads and Adapting to Climate Change

Sharing the roads – Look at any highway in just about any city during rush hours—bumper-to-bumper traffic everywhere. But on closer inspection, many cars have only one occupant. But what if there were better forms of sharing and carpooling. According to experts, shared mobility in cities can provide all car trips with only two per cent of existing vehicles.

Youth for Climate Action and Country Showcases

Youth Demand Climate Action – No generation alive today will be more affected by climate change than today’s youth, and they let it be known today at COP24 that they want action.

Food Focus and Striking for Climate Action

School Strike for Climate – You are never too young to make a difference. Greta Thunber’s climate journey began at the age of 9 when she started learning about climate change and has stayed on topic ever since. Fast forward six years and she has become vegan and stopped flying on airplanes.

Answers to questions about the ActNow.bot

  We’ve been getting questions via email and social media about why the UN’s new climate action bot is only available on Facebook’s “Messenger” platform. This particular campaign was created with support from Facebook and Grey advertising company and harnesses...