Climate, Energy, and Environment

Climate change poses the most urgent and far-reaching collective action challenge of our time, and to meet it demands that we solve the fundamental global energy, natural resource, political, and diplomatic challenges at its core.

The climate threat is not new, and some important progress has been made in recent years. But much more is needed to put the planet on a sustainable trajectory. Starting now.

That is why the UN Foundation is working with the United Nations and other partners to fulfill the promise of the Paris Agreement, galvanize climate action across sectors and communities, bring clean energy solutions to global energy access and health challenges, and ensure the health of the world’s natural environment and ecosystems. Our Climate and energy team bring years of experience and a high-level knowledge across issues. Meet the team.

Investor Summit on Climate Risk

Co-hosted by the UN Foundation, Ceres, and the UN Office for Partnerships, the 2020 Investor Summit on Climate Risk will mobilize the investor community to align with the Paris Agreement and invest in a carbon neutral world.

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U.S. Climate Alliance Annual Report

In the roughly two years since the U.S. Climate Alliance was launched, the coalition has grown to 25 governors—both Democrats and Republicans—representing states that account for 60 percent of U.S. GDP.

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The Outlook for Climate Action in 2020

Learn about the major developments in climate action we’re looking out for this year, as well as the game-changing moments from 2019.

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We work to defend, advance, and realize the potential of the Paris Agreement in many ways. We deploy in-house experts in climate negotiations and diplomacy, and spur strategic multilateral cooperation through the design and execution of high-impact dialogues, workshops, and strategy sessions with the UN, national and sub-national governments, the private sector, and the environmental community.

We incubate and build smart initiatives, partnerships, and large-scale events that are essential to driving climate progress, including the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, the Global Climate Action Summit, and the Investor Summit on Climate Risk.

We support the advancement and effective communication of climate science through a multi-year partnership with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other allies.

Contact Us

Pete Ogden

Vice President, Energy, Climate, and the Environment

pogden@unfoundation.org

Ryan Hobert

Senior Director, Energy and Climate

rhobert@unfoundation.org

Emma Cronin

Special Assistant, Energy & Climate

ecronin@unfoundation.org

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