Climate Change

Cover of the report: painting of a futuristic, sustainable city
WCR 2022 gives insights into the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges and opportunities, including lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, and suggests ways to better prepare cities for shocks and transition to sustainable urban futures.
Three high school students in Zimbabwe working on a laptop.
“We are climate activists!” “We are ready to fight disasters! We are ready to save lives!” The shouts echo throughout the hall at Biriiri high school in Chimanimani district, Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe.
A new project designed to accelerate climate action in Iraq has today been launched through a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Ministry of Environment with funding generously provided by the UK and Canada.
Mount Fuji during autumn in Japan.
These profiles showcase members' efforts in domestic and international adaptation. They aim to highlight recent initiatives, policies, research and programs to share informative examples of how adaptation plans and commitments are being implemented.
This image shows a thermometer indicating high temperatures. The sun is shining brightly in the sky.
New research led by the University of East Anglia quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future.
Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Menacing cloud over the sea
Attribution science has led to major advances in linking the impacts of extreme weather and human-induced climate change, but large gaps in the published research still conceal the full extent of climate change damage, warns a new study.
Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020)
Flooding is among the leading climatic threats to livelihoods, bearing the potential to reverse progress in poverty reduction and development. A World Bank study estimates that 170m people in extreme poverty will face flood risk and its long-term effects.
A woman protects herself from the hot sun in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Climate change is a reality and extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. In a new scientific journal article, researchers from the University of Gothenburg paint a gloomy picture for the rest of the century.
Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces 20m bottles of sriracha sauce annually, has experienced a low inventory of red jalapeño chilli peppers in recent years worsened by spring’s crop failure. The cause? Severe weather and drought conditions in Mexico.