Time is running out to pull ourselves back from the brink of a climate disaster. We need urgent cooperation, bold leadership, and accountability to protect our only home. Our climate is our future. We must unite to make it right.

And every day is an opportunity for everyone to stand up and add their voices to the climate change fight.

Why Now?

In August 2021, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underscored that we have a narrowing window of opportunity to avert climate catastrophe. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the report a “code red for humanity”, and it spurred experts and climate activists around the world to call for more robust climate commitments at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and beyond. Recently, another UN report confirmed we are way off track to meet our climate goals.

But we still have the power to turn the tide of climate change—if we act decisively and urgently.

Why UN Foundation?

At the UN Foundation, we nurture powerful coalitions to support climate action. And we provide platforms and opportunities so diverse and essential groups — including youth — can have a voice in decision-making about our planet. Where global and consequential conversations about climate are happening, our experts add their insights and perspectives to shape the policy changes our planet needs.

What Our experts are saying

In this blog post, our climate experts explain why COP 26 matters but also why it is just the next step in our long journey to protect the planet from the climate crisis we’re facing.

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Climate change can be complicated — from multilateral negotiations to how a warming planet affects our health. UN Foundation’s experts, partners, and friends are breaking it down on our blog and explaining why our climate is our future.

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