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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Climate Action Talk Highlights Cambodia's Long-Term Strategy for Carbon Neutrality

UNU-IAS hosted a Climate Action Talk with Mao Hak of the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia.

24 Mar 2022

Media Coverage

Yomiuri Shimbun’s Special SDGs & Youth Editions Feature 7th Youth Environmental Activity Contest

The contest aims to empower youth from across Japan to lead the way towards a sustainable society.

23 Mar 2022


Charting Transferability: Advancing Gender Equality in the Response to Climate Change

On 22 March, UNU-IIGH with co-organise the online event  "Charting Transferability: Advancing Gender Equality in the Response to Climate Change".



Science Talks: The Superpowers of Forests

To celebrate the International Day of Forests, UNU-EHS is joining UN-REDD on Instagram Live for the Science Talk "The Superpowers of Forests".



Applications Open for UNU Global Seminar 2022

The certified course will be held online from 8 to 11 March 2022.

02 Feb 2022