Cities, regions and businesses ramp up ambition on climate change to deliver healthier economies in the wake of the pandemic

World Environment Day sees the launch of “Race to Zero” that will run up to COP26 — an international campaign for a healthy, resilient zero carbon recovery. Led by the UNFCCC Champions for Climate Action, it brings together an unprecedented coalition of net zero emissions initiatives, covering 992 businesses, 449 cities, 21 regions, 505 universities... Continue reading

SPECIAL EVENT: Race to Zero launch

World Environment Day sees the official launch of Race to Zero, the global COP26 campaign to mobilize leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a Healthy, Resilient, Zero Carbon recovery, which creates jobs, unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth and reduces the risk of future shocks. More details: Join live: No registration required Continue reading

New dates agreed for COP26

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed today new dates for the COP26 UN climate conference, which will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The agreement followed consultation with UNFCCC members,... Continue reading

Chile launches the update of its emissions reduction commitment and measures to face climate change

The Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt, asserted that the enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) lays the way for the country to advance at pace with the transition to a low-emission and climate-resilient economy, bringing significant social, environmental and economic benefits to improve standards of living. The Minister for Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, stressed that “achieving Carbon... Continue reading

COP26 is postponed

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 representatives of the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021,... Continue reading

United Kingdom names Nigel Topping as High Level Climate Action Champion

On January 23, the designated presidency of COP26, United Kingdom, announced Nigel Topping as the new High Level Climate Action Champion. Topping joins the work being done by Gonzalo Muñoz, High Level Climate Action Champion of COP25, encouraging businesses, investors, organizations, cities, and regions to join the climate action, and coordinating this work with governments... Continue reading