Climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are drivers of climate change, and are now at their highest levels in history. To avoid catastrophic impacts on communities, livelihoods, and economies, action must be swift and coordinated. The Paris Agreement is propelling this action, but achieving the Agreement's goal of limiting global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius will depend on transforming climate knowledge into policy.

UNU seeks to help the vulnerable populations most affected by climate change, and to ensure global resilience later. UNU research contributes to policies and measures for mitigating and recovering from climate-related disasters, including insurance safety nets for island communities threatened by sea level rise and extreme weather as well as strategies to reduce carbon emissions.

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News

Expert Group Meetings Advance Climate Action in Synergy with the 2030 Agenda

Global experts gathered in Tokyo to assess progress on SDG 13 ahead of the UN High-Level Political Forum.

08 Apr 2024

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Conference

Bonn AI & Climate 2024

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Announcement

Bonn AI & Climate 2024

26 Mar 2024

News

Tsunakan Journal Highlights Best Practices for Just Transition

The publication featured an article by UNU-IAS experts on ensuring a just transition to carbon neutrality in developing countries in Asia-Pacific.

21 Mar 2024