The COVID-19 crisis should serve as a call-to-action to “fundamentally rethink our relationship” with natural ecosystems and shrinking biodiversity, the UN cultural agency chief said on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The UN Global Compact issued recommendations for urgent political action to keep global ocean-related supply chains moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations are work of the COVID-19 Task Force, initiated by the UN Global Compact’s Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.
Although emissions have been reduced amid the drop of transportation activity brought by COVID-19, the world “will not fight climate change with a virus”, noted UN chief António Guterres while speaking at the launch of a wide-ranging UN climate report in New York in early March.
The UN issued a report examining how far the world has really come in terms of gender equality and women empowerment, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years ago. The report finds faltering progress and highlights a lack of effective action to boost women’s representation in key decision-making.
After a two-day preparatory meeting in New York ahead of June’s UN Ocean Conference in Portugal, earlier in February, activists handed over what they termed “A Blue Call to Action” for safeguarding the ocean to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, highlighted the challenges the planet faces today and stated that climate change is running faster than the people trying to tackle it.
As the efforts for protecting and improving the environment escalate, UN’s Secretary General António Guterres gathered leaders on 23 September for the Climate Action Summit with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
The UN Climate Summit (COP 25) in Madrid ended on Sunday after two weeks of intense negotiations, with the UN Secretary General expressing disappointment for the overall result, despite some progress made by the private sector and regional governments.
UN Global Compact issued its fifth in a series CEO Study, analyzing the perspective of the CEOs on how their companies could follow the path and lure others on the sustainable development agenda, with 21% of CEOs believing that business is currently playing a critical role in contributing to the Global Goals.
On the occasion of COP 25, CMA CGM announced its participation in the United Nations Global Compact, highlighting its position on environmental protection and its role in the industry’s energy transition. CMA CGM will lead the path towards the shipping industry’s goals concerning the environment and will enable the Group to commit to trade focusing more on the respect of human rights, climate and the environment.
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