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Turning Point Fashion Business Charter for Environment Action Launched

The global fashion sector on Monday (10 Dec) significantly increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion…

Mid-week, last week

Photo by Esra Sergi, United Nations Mid-week, final week Significant progress in the negotiating texts has been achieved, but several political issues remain, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa told ministers and other high-level officials who have come Katowice to complete the negotiations on the guidelines for implementing the Paris Agreement. “To that end, I remind…

Forming the Result

Photo by Justin Davey, UNFCCC 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. At last count, 91 ministers are expected…

For a Much Better Future

The Global Climate Action Hub| Photo by Esra Sergi, UN DPI Coal phase-out? The IPCC report suggests that any chance of limiting climate change to 1.5°C would require a phase out of coal by 2050. However, the German NGO Urgewald issued a report today showing that the number of coal-fired power stations operating in the…

Food Focus and Striking for Environment Action

The Global Climate Action Hub| Photo by Esra Sergi, UN DPI Coal phase-out? The IPCC report suggests that any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require a phase-out of coal by 2050. However, the German NGO Urgewald issued a report today showing that the number of coal-fired power stations operating in the world…

Environment Action: Truth and Hope

The Global Climate Action High-Level Event | Photo by Esra Sergi, UN DPI 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. The theme…

Op-Ed The time is now to understand Mandela’s vision– and SDG’s...

OPINION – PRIME MINISTER OF NORWAY ERNA SOLBERG AND PRESIDENT OF GHANA NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO What unites the Prime Minister of Norway and the President of Ghana?   While we come from different countries, with different cultures, languages, food, and weather, we are co-chairs of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates group. We are both dedicated…

POLICE24: It’s everything about Environment Action

COP24 Family photo with leaders | Photo by Esra Sergi, UN DPI 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…

Katowice Corner at POLICE24

Press Conference with UNFCC & Polish Government. | Photo by Esra Sergi, UN DPI Katowice, 1 December A procedural opening—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…

UN Secretary-General Launches Job Force on Digital Funding for SDGs

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday (29 Nov) announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. The Task Force on Digital Financing consists of leaders from a range of sectors from both developed and developing countries. It…

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