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

Inputs to the Summit of the Future

Developing and promoting solutions to address key challenges, shaping conversations, and strategically engaging with key stakeholders.

13 Mar 2024

News

Symposium Calls for Food Systems Transformation

The online event highlighted sustainable food as part of the integrated solution to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

12 Mar 2024

Event

Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Pollution — Promoting Synergy Approaches to Address the Three Environmental Crises

TOKYO & ONLINE: This event will discuss the implementation status of the SDGs, and highlight synergies and best practices to promote further action.

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Symposium

Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

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