Climate Change Law

Inequality ‘Systemic And Growing’, Secretary-General Tells Forum Amid Call To Raise Collective Ambition For Tackling Climate Change By Harnessing Clean, Green Energy

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, in Hainan Province, China, today:

More Losers Than Winners For Southern Ocean Marine Life In a Warmer Future

A study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...Read More

Message Of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, On World Wildlife Day

3 March2018 On World Wildlife Day we focus on the important role the planet’s wild animals and plants play in our cultures and the sustainability of our societies.  This year, the spotlight falls on the world’s big cats.  These magnificent ...Read More

With Hunger On Rise In Africa, Greater Commitment By Governments, United Nations Needed To Prevent Conflict, Fight Climate Change, Secretary-General Tells Forum

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on “Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 — Five Years Later:  Taking Stock of Progress and Lessons in Light of the Sustainable Development G...Read More


29 January 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered via video conference the combined third and fourth periodic report of the Marshall Islands under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report, Be...Read More

Oil Spills: Improving Emergency Responses Through Ocean Observing Systems

On 6 January 2018, the collision in the East China Sea between a freighter and an oil tanker carrying 136,000 tons of “gas condensate”, a particularly explosive type of oil, caused a major spill of potentially dangerous proportions. As auth...Read More

UN Environment And WHO Agree To Major Collaboration On Environmental Health Risks

10 January 2018 | Nairobi –UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, h...Read More

World's Low Oxygen: Scientists Reveal Dangers And Solutions In Broadest Study Yet

dyingcoral_arcadiocastillo_drupal_infocus.jpg ©Shutterstock In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites...Read More

The Philippines Human Rights Commission and the ‘Carbon Majors’ Petition

The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 has been followed by a burgeoning strand of climate change litigation, with test cases being heard all over the world (see Columbia Law School database). Amongst others, litigants have argued that...Read More

Improving School Safety In Mozambique

focus_visus_mozambique10.jpg © UNESCO / Arianna U. & Jair Torres 15 December 2017 Disasters have a major impact on children, youth and education systems. Studies of disaster trends and the likely consequences of climate change suggest t...Read More

Statement By Special Procedures On The Occasion Of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017 – The Inseparability Of Peace, Security, Development And Human Rights

8 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its timing so close after the end of World War II was no coincidence. Rather, it refle...Read More

UNESCO Hosts The International NGO Forum On Climate Change

dg-aa-forumngo2017.jpg © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX 07 December 2017 On 7 December 2017, UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay opened the 8th International Forum of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO, al...Read More

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