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Youth leaders vow continued pressure on federal governments and service for...

PRESS RELEASE   Following massive rallies around the world for climate action, young people highlight plans to mobilize and accelerate action New York, 21 September—A day after thousands of young people marched and rallied for urgent climate action, young leaders brought their message to the United Nations for the Youth Climate Summit, the opening salvo…

Breathe with Me: An Art Action for the World

MEDIA ADVISORY ‘Breathe with Me’ – a public art action for the world, conceived and executed by Jeppe Hein with ART 2030 – invites everyone to paint their individual breath onto large canvases in the shape of vertical blue lines – one for every exhale – raising awareness that the air we breathe is part…

UN Secretary-General reveals brand-new Environment Action Top tasks effort; prompts nations...

New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring that decent job creation and protecting livelihoods are at the center of countries’ efforts to boost climate action, and urged countries to join the initiative. The new “Climate Action for Jobs” initiative will be presented at the Secretary-General’s 2019…

POLICE14 reaches significant advancements

New Delhi, 13 September 2019 –  The global community has long recognized that land degradation/desertification is a major economic, social and environmental problem of concern to many countries in all regions of the world. In an unprecedented global campaign to save productive land, country parties have agreed to make the Sustainable Development Goal target of achieving…

Researchers require immediate, targeted action to prevent reversing the advancement gains...

PRESS RELEASE   New relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten progress New York, 11 September—Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number eight and a half  billion by 2030—is still possible, but only if there is a  fundamental—and urgent—change in the…

For the Least Established Countries, Revitalising Multilateralism is Life or Death–...

By Daniel Gay and Kevin Gallagher Few would deny that the international system governing the environment and economy is under pressure. Globalisation itself is wobbling, to the chagrin of governments in rich and emerging economies. What’s less talked about is the effect on the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs), home to a billion people,…

Sustainable Advancement Objectives Fleet Welcomes Greta Thunberg in New York City...

New York, 28 August 2019 – Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sailed into New York Harbor today, flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their sails. Thunberg is arriving to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and the Climate…

Reacting to require, UN opens extra locations at Environment Action Top...

New York, 27 August – The United Nations has opened additional places for civil society groups to participate in the 2019 Climate Action Summit, in recognition of the crucial role of civil society in driving forward urgent climate action. Successful applicants will join global leaders in the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York…

Press Instruction 27 August: UN Secretary-General’s Unique Envoy on the 2019...

New York, 26 August— The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Action Summit, Luis Alfonso de Alba, will brief media on the latest developments leading up to this September’s Summit. Special Envoy de Alba will discuss preparations for the Summit including new initiatives and developments related to youth engagement and mobilization, air pollution,…

100 Young Environment Champions Granted ‘Green Tickets’ to Participate In Very...

NEW YORK, 20 August—The United Nations today announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world will receive support to participate in the UN Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, September 21 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The “Green Ticket” winners will join the more than 500 young climate leaders selected…

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