And there was action

There was a lot happening today. There was Greta, a conversation between the United Nations Secretary-General and the International Space Station. There were protests. Chief...

High Level

The start of the high level part of the Conference started today with the arrival of about 150 ministers, who heard new calls for urgent action to confront the climate emergency. The famous Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz opened the discussions with a call for everyone to take action at the individual level. He said “We are all guilty and we are all part of the solution.”

Capturing carbon dioxide

Capturing carbon dioxide — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached record levels, smashing the 400 parts per million milestone and continuing to rise. While there are other greenhouse gases as well, it is carbon dioxide that plays the largest role in global warming, and it is the gas that lingers the longest in the atmosphere. There are two fundamental strategies for limiting the gas – to reduce emissions or to remove carbon dioxide from the air. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we need to do both.

Youth for Climate Action and Country Showcases

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

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

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...

Climate Action: Reality and Hope

Climate Action: Reality and Hope

Just Transition— This is one of the themes that Poland has designated for the Conference, with the idea that every country has to move to a low-carbon economy while considering the particular economic and social circumstances faced by the people.

COP24: It’s all about Climate Action

COP24: It’s all about Climate Action

Why Katowice? — Katowice may be well known in the region—in fact, it is the capital of the Silesian region.  But it is not a city whose name rolls of the tongue of many world travelers.  So why would Katowice want to host a climate change conference that will attract 30,000 people over a two-week span?

Katowice Corner at COP24

Katowice Corner at COP24

After a night of light snow and sleet, there were rays of sunshine this morning as the 197 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change descended on Katowice to begin their deliberations to finalize the rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreemen

Rethinking mobility: responding to opportunities in a changing world

Rethinking mobility: responding to opportunities in a changing world

By David Suttie, Global Policy Engagement Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts. They frequently travel to towns and cities to trade, do...

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Friday

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Friday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Thursday at #UNGA. This video has some of the biggest #UNGA highlights from yesterday. And here’s a photo album with other noteworthy moments. A Youth for Peace Event is on the schedule for Friday, with ministers...