UNFCCC Work on Building Climate Resilience Continues – Virtually

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, work is continuing apace on efforts to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Last month, the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Committee (AC) hosted its first-ever virtual meeting, thereby showing its determination to continue delivering timely and high-quality products in the face of the pandemic. Youssef …

COP26 Postponed Due to COVID-19

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates for a rescheduled …

IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world …

In Historic Ceremony, Ban Commends China, US for Formally Joining Paris Agreement

Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change on Saturday. “Now, by formally joining the Paris Agreement, you have added powerful momentum to the drive …