The Trinity Challenge - launched by 22 world-leading universities, businesses and non-profit organizations - will provide access to £10 million of funding for innovations that could improve the world’s ability to identify, respond to and recover from pandemics and other global health threats.
Major organizations and influential thinkers have come together to Read More
Measures to improve energy efficiency offer opportunities to create local jobs, save on energy bills and cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants. This makes energy efficiency an important part of effective response and recovery programmes during the Covid-19 crisis. There are many effective policies and programmes driving Read More
The Japanese Government has unveiled an Online Platformdedicated to a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19. While the COVID crisis threatens to undermine global climate action, recovery from the pandemic is a historic opportunity to reshape economies in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement and green the world’s economies to create a Read More
A sudden reduction of both GHG emissions and air pollutants followed the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Using national mobility data, an article in Nature Climate Change estimates global emission reductions for ten species during the period February to June 2020. It estimates that global NOx emissions declined by as Read More
The coronavirus pandemic has brought immense disruption to our world, destroying lives and livelihoods, writes Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.
It is also reminding us that there are some challenges we cannot tackle Read More
The Covid-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic shock with profound implications for energy systems around the world. In China, a sharp decline of both oil and electricity consumption followed by a dynamic recovery tested the flexibility of the energy system, but further actions will be needed to improve resilience and Read More
The Consultative Group of Experts (CGE), mandated to provide technical support and advice to developing countries on measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) greenhouse gas emissions, has planned its work for the next six years. Moreover, the CGE has underlined its commitment to deliver its mandate and work despite the COVID-19 Read More
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stands in solidarity with the billions of people around the world that are suffering the impact of the global pandemic of COVID-19.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to millions of healthcare professionals and members of the UN family including the World Health Organization (WHO) that Read More