• Record Number of Leaders Attend COP21 Paris Climate Summit

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    More than 150 Heads of State and Government were present at COP21 on 30 November 2015. The Leaders Event was organized at the invitation of the President of France, François Hollande and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and President of the COP 21/CMP 11, Laurent Fabius. Show less
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    • Chat between UNFCCC head Patricia Espinosa and Solar Impulse pilot Betrand Piccard - Duration: 7 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      On the last leg of his around-the-world trip in a solar aircraft, Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard spoke with the UN's top climate change official, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, about w...
    • Action for Climate Empowerment Workshop - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      In May 2016, the UNFCCC secretariat hosted a workshop on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). More than 50 participants attended the workshop, where they and other stakeholders shared their experi...
    • Farewell Message by Christiana Figueres - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      In her final farewell video, outgoing UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres reflects on her journey at the UN Climate Change secretariat and shares why she is hopeful for the future.
    • Understanding the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process under the UNFCCC - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      To foster transparency, trust and confidence and promote climate action Parties to the UNFCCC put in place arrangements for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV). The transparency mechanism...
    • SELF's Solar Market Gardens - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      In Benin, a six-month dry season makes it difficult for women farmers to grow food. But thanks to an innovative project developed by the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a nonprofit that designs a...
    • Harvesting Geothermal Energy - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Traditional agricultural practices have low production rates in rural areas of El Salvador. As a result, female farmers’ incomes are very low. In addition, the traditional agricultural practices in...
    • Planting Trees to Save the Mangrove - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Deforestation is a serious issue in Guinea, where mangrove forests are cut down to burn wood to dry and smoke fish. A group of local women in Guinea were so concerned about the disappearing mangrov...
    • E-Waste: From Toxic to Green - Duration: 108 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Informal waste pickers help clean up India’s cities by recycling approximately 20% of the waste generated. However, these waste pickers still do not have formal recognition, equal rights, secure an...
    • Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative - Duration: 108 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Urbanization is occurring at a rapid pace in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Already the second-most urbanized region on the planet, LAC has gone from a 62% urbanization rate in 1980 to 81% ...
    • Solvatten Solar Safe Water Heater - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 month ago
      Families in Sub-Saharan Africa typically heat and boil their water by burning firewood and charcoal. Not only is this time consuming and expensive, it causes harmful indoor air pollution and releas...
    • Mapping Exposure to Sea Level Rise - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      The Pacific region includes some of the world’s lowest-lying countries. However, most climate adaptation activities in the Pacific are not informed by the fundamental data required to identify the ...
    • Enabling Farmers to Adapt to Climate Change - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      In Uganda, agriculture is primarily rain-fed, making it vulnerable to drought. The effects of higher average temperatures and more frequent and severe climatic changes in Uganda are seen primarily ...
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