The fossil record over the last 178 million years – since mammals first appeared – reveals that the average mammalian species exists for about a million years
before it evolves into something else or vanishes into extinction.
Of our allotted lifespan of a million years, humanity has been around for about 200,000.
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Due to the current health and safety measures put in place worldwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, COP 26 and subsidiary body sessions have been postponed to 2021, as mentioned in the notifications sent to Parties, Observer States and observer organizations dated 1 April and 22 June2020. Capitalizing on the experience from Read More
The first Playbook for Climate Action, developed by the Fashion Industry Charter Signatories for the industry stakeholders has been launched. The Playbook is a living guide to enable all actors of the Fashion industry to identify what climate actions to take and which initiatives and programmes could support them in undertaking their decarbonization Read More
The building sector is the sector with the most potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The uptake of sustainable buildings with climate-smart cooling solutions can therefore play a major role in helping countries transition to low-emissions societies, which is crucial to tackle climate change.
To drive this forward, a series of four Read More
Policymakers can improve the chances of achieving climate goals and limiting global warming to 1.5oC by making more specific commitments to transforming national food systems. Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems, a new report published today by WWF, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), EAT and Climate Focus, finds countries are missing significant opportunities to reduce Read More
UN Climate Change has launched the first phase of an important transparency process on countries’ pre-2020 climate action. This first phase consists of a questions and answers period and follows on from an expert analysis of the reported information by countries earlier in the year.
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UN Climate Change is launching a new series of climate legislation webinars that aim to build the capacity of policy-makers and parliamentarians across the globe in legislation and governance-related topics that may arise in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Consisting of three parts, the series is a pathway for countries to Read More
International Youth Day (12 August) is a day to celebrate the voices, actions and contributions of young people in building a better world.
This year’s theme is “Youth Engagement for Global Action” – an opportunity to highlight the engagement of young people in climate action at the local, national and Read More
The 2030 calculator is an innovative climate footprint tool to help consumers, manufacturers and brands alike understand the climate impact of consumer goods. The development of this application has been led by the Swedish Fin-Tech Doconomy as part of a wider partnership with UN Climate Change to increase awareness among stakeholders of the climate impact Read More
The UN Climate Change Secretariat has presented three new climate technology publications that document the climate technology “journey” - the pathway from the identification of technology needs to the full implementation of technologies that are required for countries to green their economies and build resilience to climate change.
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