Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach Yet Another High

Geneva, 25 November 2019 – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO.) This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be confronted with increasingly severe impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, more extreme weather, water stress, sea level rise and disruption to marine and land ecosystems.

How Developing Countries Are Scaling up Climate Technology Action

UN Climate Change News, 19 November 2019 – A key factor in tackling the climate crisis involves the widespread development and use of climate technologies, with technical and financial support for developing countries. The UN Climate Change secretariat, together with the UNEP DTU Partnership, has just released a new brochure containing success stories covering concrete examples of the latest climate technology action on the ground in different regions, countries and sectors.

SBSTA Chair Calls for Rapid Implementation and Climate Ambition at COP25

The UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) is preparing for its 51st session (SBSTA51) in Madrid from 2 to 9 December, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). The Chair of SBSTA, Paul Watkinson (France) has published a reflections note with important information to help Parties prepare the upcoming session, outlining approaches to organise work so as to deliver strong results on all issues on its agenda in Madrid.

Se publica el programa para el segundo centro para el fomento de capacidades

Este año, el fomento de capacidades será el centro de atención en la COP25. La necesidad de desarrollar la capacidad de los países para mitigar y adaptarse al cambio climático y, al mismo tiempo, elevar la ambición climática, ha sido destacada desde hace mucho tiempo por los gobiernos de todo el mundo. «No puede haber una ambición climática colectiva – la verdadera participación de todos los países – a menos que primero creemos capacidad», dijo la Secretaria Ejecutiva de ONU Cambio Climático, Patricia Espinosa.

New report offers details on how to maximize efforts to achieve both climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals

With the global challenge of climate action threatening progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) offers ways to better serve both the world’s efforts to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the SDGs to ensure better lives for all people.

“En el último trago nos vamos” (Una propuesta patrimonial)

Las estrechas calles anunciaban recuerdos de pasos ahora lejanos. El regreso, es preciso señalar, cuando es así de inesperado, resulta más sorpresivo para el que vuelve que para los que se quedaron. Y es que la mente trashumante juguetea con el tiempo, lo hacemos a nuestro gusto. Cuando uno se va, deseamos que el lugar del que nos despedimos quede intacto para que al volver la vida sea más fácil, o en su caso, menos difícil.

2019 Global Youth Video Competition Now Open for Applications

Bonn, UN Climate Change News, 24 May 2019 – Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition showcasing positive solutions on three themes: Nature-based Solutions for Food and Human Health; Cities and Local Action to Combat Climate Change; and Nature-Based Solutions to balance the use of land for people and ecosystems.

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