Publication

Research or policy reports and information about climate change that has been produced by a UN entity. These activities include the documents prepared for UNFCCC meetings.


  • First Voluntary Subnational Review Launched at HLPF 2024

    First Voluntary Subnational Review Launched at HLPF 2024

    <p>The majority of responding municipalities engage in SDG localization. Most responding municipalities integrate the SDGs holistically, focusing on economic, social, and environmental sustainability. There is significant variation among municipalities with respect to tracking progress.</p>

  • 2024 Global Synergy Report Calls for Win-win Solutions for Climate and SDGs

    2024 Global Synergy Report Calls for Win-win Solutions for Climate and SDGs

    <p>The report stresses the need for an integrated approach across sectors and between countries, policymakers, researchers, financiers, business, and civil society for “a just, equitable and sustainable future for all that leaves no one behind”. It identifies the 2025 round of NDCs under the Paris Agreement as a major opportunity for countries to better integrate…

  • UN Launches First-ever System-wide Strategy for Water and Sanitation

    UN Launches First-ever System-wide Strategy for Water and Sanitation

    <p>The Strategy’s goal is to enhance UN system-wide coordination and delivery of water and sanitation priorities, to support countries in their efforts to accelerate progress on national plans, internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, the realization of human rights, and transformative solutions to current and future challenges for the benefit of all people and the…

  • Global Population to Peak This Century: World Population Prospects 2024

    Global Population to Peak This Century: World Population Prospects 2024

    <p>Women today have fewer children than in the 1990s, with the global fertility rate currently standing at 2.3 live births per woman, compared to 3.3 births in 1990. According to the report, “[t]he main driver of global population increase through mid-century will be the momentum created by growth in the past”.</p>

  • Talks Advance on Global Digital Compact, Declaration on Future Generations

    Talks Advance on Global Digital Compact, Declaration on Future Generations

    <p>The REV2 draft of the Declaration on Future Generations, consisting of a preamble, guiding principles, commitments, and actions, still includes some options, brackets, and placeholders. REV2 of the Global Digital Compact outlines objectives, principles, commitments and actions, and follow-up and review provisions.</p>

  • UNCCD Publication Looks Back at 30 Years of Putting People and Land First

    UNCCD Publication Looks Back at 30 Years of Putting People and Land First

    <p>Among other aspects, the report discusses: negotiations towards the establishment of the Committee to Review the Implementation of the Convention and its work; financing efforts to combat desertification, land degradation and drought, including through the GEF; and strategic implementation. It outlines the origins of the land degradation neutrality concept, science-policy considerations, and indicators and measurement,…

  • 2024 SDG Impact Rankings Celebrate Universities Excelling Across SDGs

    2024 SDG Impact Rankings Celebrate Universities Excelling Across SDGs

    <p>The Times Higher Education provides a ranking of overall SDG performance as well as on each of the 17 Goals. It also offers rankings by subject and by reputation, as well as regional rankings, among others.</p>

  • Air Pollution Deaths in Children Under 5 Down 53% Since 2000: Global Report

    Air Pollution Deaths in Children Under 5 Down 53% Since 2000: Global Report

    <p>Since 2000, the disease burden for household air pollution has decreased and deaths from household air pollution dropped 36%. While ambient PM2.5 levels are decreasing or stabilizing in many regions, populations in low- and middle-income countries are exposed to up to four times higher levels of ambient PM2.5.</p>

  • UN Launches Global Principles for Information Integrity

    UN Launches Global Principles for Information Integrity

    <p>The UN Global Principles for Information Integrity stem from a proposal outlined in the UN Secretary-General’s ‘Our Common Agenda’ report that was further developed in a policy brief titled, ‘Information Integrity on Digital Platforms’. The five principles are: societal trust and resilience; healthy incentives; public empowerment; independent, free, and pluralistic media; and transparency and research.…

  • Ensuring Corporate Accountability to Leave No One Behind

    Ensuring Corporate Accountability to Leave No One Behind

    <p>A staggering 90% of the world’s 2,000 most influential companies fail to meet essential social expectations related to human rights, decent work, and ethical conduct. These companies represent a significant portion of the global economy, yet their shortcomings in these critical areas are leaving millions of people behind. This highlights a glaring gap in corporate…

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