A thousand hands join together for record-breaking climate change course
A record 500 participants will take part in the joint United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and UN Climate Change, “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a Development Agenda” (PACCDA) course on 31 May. The cohort – UNSSC’s largest yet for any course – comes from 290 cities, 108 country duty stations, and represents 105 different nationalities.

Climate change and conflict: zero degrees of separation
In his remarks to the UN Security Council on 23 February 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the dramatic impact climate change can have on political, economic and social systems, highlighting that the past decade was the hottest in human history.

Strong Institutions Are Essential for Effective Climate Action
UN Climate Change News, 29 July 2020 – Climate action and sustainable development need strong and functioning institutions in order to be effective, successful and sustainable. And institutions need a coordinated approach to tackling corruption to prevent climate action from being undermined.

Understanding the Ocean and Sustaining our Future: Preparing the UN-Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Last December, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021 to 2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Coffee Hours
Coffee hours are dynamic and engaging webinars that bring you together with leading speakers to engage on key issues of the day. Free-of-charge, they expose you to a wide range of issues in a refreshing format.

SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action
The SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action was a webinar series organised by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with UN Climate Change in the lead up to and during COP23. This webinar series was conceived to set the stage for COP23 which took place in Bonn in November 2017, and to further discussions around climate change and sustainable development.

Explainer video: Climate Action for Sustainable Development
In 2015, world leaders pledged to work together to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. In the same year, they adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. What is the link between the two commitments?