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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Side Event

Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change

On 14 December 2022, UNU-IAS will co-organise “Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change” — a side event at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15).



"The Triple Planetary Crisis: From Issues to Action", a Conversation with Inger Andersen

On 4 October 2022, UNU will host a conversation with Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.



Partnering on Peacebuilding, Climate, and Security in the Sahel Region: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

This high-level side event to the UN General Assembly took stock of recent learning on climate-security and peacebuilding.



The Role of Higher Education in Transforming Climate Education & Environment Lifelong Learning for All

UNU-IAS will hold an event at the Transforming Education Summit in New York


Press Release

UN University Report Reveals Solutions to Reduce the Impacts of Disasters

The right solutions can reduce the risk of hazards turning into full-blown disasters, or in some cases eliminate them altogether.

31 Aug 2022