Secretary General

Secretary-General’s Statement on the Conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26

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We must accelerate action to keep the 1.5 degree goal alive. Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe. It is time to go into emergency mode — or our chance of reaching net zero will itself be zero.
Patricia Espinosa

COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change

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I once again thank all of you for making COP26 a success and for working so hard. Let us enjoy what we have accomplished but let us also prepare for the next chapter of our journey together.
Unsplash

Updated NDC Synthesis Report: Worrying Trends Confirmed

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UN Climate Change today published an update to the synthesis of climate action plans as communicated in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Wildfire

UN Climate Change Welcomes IPCC’s Summary for Policy Makers on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change

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The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report confirms that it is indisputable that human influence has warmed the climate system, raising global surface temperature.
Building

New Climate Action Pathway for Finance Sets out Roadmap for Markets & Real Economy

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The UN Climate Change Secretariat has published a climate action pathway for finance which sets out a roadmap for financial markets and the real economy to align with a sustainable and resilient net-zero emissions future.
Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa: “There is no path to 1.5°C without the G20”

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Ms. Espinosa highlighted the fact that resources for adaptation and resilience building are critical for the vast majority of developing countries. Because of this, 50 per cent of the total share of climate finance needs to be allocated to adaptation and resilience.