From 19 – 20 February 2023, an international policy hackathon on Climate Justice took place at the Vienna International Centre, organized by the Austrian Non-Governmental Organization, Südwind, in co-operation with UNIS Vienna.
This year’s UN Climate Conference takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh, against a backdrop of extreme weather events worldwide, an energy crisis propelled by the war in Ukraine, and scientific data reiterating that the world is not doing enough to tackle carbon emissions and protect the future of our planet.
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27, over 100 participants joined the screening of this powerful film that tells the story of climate change through the visual impact of one of the planet’s most important and yet critically threatened resources – glaciers.
Climate change is a menace to our world.
Our league of superheroes is taking action now and they want YOU to join them!
With every breath we take, we are connected to the ocean. The ocean gives us oxygen, provides us with food and livelihoods. It stabilises our climate, absorbing most of the heat trapped in the Earth’s system. Billions of humans, animals and plants rely on a healthy ocean. But the ocean’s health is in trouble.
More needs to be done to increase awareness of the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity.
The climate crisis is a code red for humanity.
World leaders will soon be put to the test at the UN Climate Conference — known as COP26 — in Glasgow.
“2021 is a make-or-break year to confront the global climate emergency.” - UN Secretary-General António Guterres
There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now.
Sadaharu Yagi, a multiple Grammy-award winning producer and composer from Los Angeles, presented a song written expressly for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) during the 2019 World Environment Day celebrations on Friday, 7 June at the United Nations in Vienna. The event closed with a video accompanying the song, directed and produced by award-winning director Puja Maewal.
None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.
The Ocean Conference, the first United Nations conference on this issue, presents a unique and invaluable opportunity for the world to reverse the precipitous decline of the health of the oceans and seas with concrete solutions.