UN in Belarus: support in climate change mitigation and adaptation activities
09 November 2021
Storms and floods grow stronger and forest fire frequency and areas increase globally. Dozens of millions of people worldwide suffer from air pollution, and unpredictable weather conditions cause harm to people’s houses and livelihoods.
At the same time, the efforts to combat climate change result in job creation, ecological restoration and economic growth acceleration.
The UN Climate Summit known as COP26, which is currently taking place in Glazgow (Great Britain), is intended to highlight the fast growing coalition of states, cities, regions, enterprises and investors, who are committed to achieve net zero emissions and strengthen their ambitions relating to funding for climate action and adaptation.
Climate change impact is a global issue. It affects safety and human rights of migrants, refugees and people with disabilities, it threatens lives of children and elderly people, and it influences people’s lives and health in many ways and undermines women’s reproductive health and rights.
In what way does climate change impact vulnerable groups worldwide and in Belarus?
What do the UN agencies in Belarus do for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and how do they make their offices more ecological and resilient?
This issue is discussed by the heads of the United Nations system organizations in Belarus.