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In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  • [New] Shrinking biodiversity and the impact of climate change are disproportionate threats to food production in Africa and South Asia. Tread Softly
  • [New] Global goals tackling poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change face a $100 trillion funding shortfall and are likely to be missed unless 10% of global economic output is directed to the U.N. targets every year to 2030. News24
  • [New] The U.N. climate science panel warned in a report in August that global warming is dangerously close to spiralling out of control and will bring climate disruption globally for decades to come, in wealthy countries as well as poor ones.
  • [New] As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned, global methane levels are now at their highest level in 800,000 years, and strong, rapid and sustained reductions in methane are critical to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Sierra Club
  • [New] COVID-19 infections and climate hazards such as heatwaves, wildfires and poor air quality combine to threaten human health worldwide, putting vulnerable populations at particular risk. Imperial News
  • [New] Climate change is a serious threat to our planet and people from all walks of life and is a major concern for communities already vulnerable due to social inequalities. Eliot Smith Dance
  • [New] A leading Swedish city in the climate front is Lund Municipality, which already has adopted a clear climate goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its geographical area by 80% by 2030 (compared with 1990). KIM NICHOLAS
  • [New] Climate change could spark rare cooperation among the United States, India, and China - the world's top three carbon emitters. Foreign Policy
  • [New] Around 35% of the Horizon Europe research programme will be dedicated to climate action, offering significant cooperation opportunities for EU and Indo - Pacific partners to address climate change and biodiversity loss. eeas Europa
  • [New] Climate finance is expected to be a decisive issue at the UN's COP26 summit in November, where world leaders will attempt to unlock commitments to cut emissions faster and stave off catastrophic climate change. FRANCE 24
  • [New] Managing climate risks through social protection Protecting poor and vulnerable small-scale producers from the negative impacts of climate risks is an imperative in order to reach FAO's strategic objectives and achieve SDG 1 and 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • [New] The devastating impacts of climate change could force an estimated 216 million people to migrate within their own home countries by 2050. Energy Live News
  • [New] The latest science report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledged that the cooling effect of aerosols is probably much stronger than previously estimated, and that reduced emissions of aerosols will speed up warming. Inside Climate News
  • [New] The long-term effects of climate change, such as water scarcity, decreasing crop productivity and rising sea levels, could lead to millions of what it describes as climate migrants by 2050. Alaska Highway News
  • [New] Climate change could push more than 200 million people to move within their own countries in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken in the coming years to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap. Alaska Highway News
  • [New] Eliminating 50% of methane from oil and gas operations could achieve the equivalent climate benefit of shuttering all of the coal plants in China. DeSmog
  • [New] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has highlighted the immense dangers of going beyond 1.5 °C and it is clear that action must now be accelerated to avoid catastrophic and irreversible damage. CEP
  • [New] Puerto Rico faces unique risks from climate change, earthquakes, the COVID-19 global pandemic, and the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria.
  • [New] Coal burning needs to be phased out by 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. EcoWatch

Last updated: 19 September 2021