We have no time to lose.
The last seven years have been the hottest ever recorded. We are rapidly approaching dangerous tipping points for human health and safety, ecosystems, and property and infrastructure.
However, the climate and nature crises are not inevitable. We know what we need to do, and how to make our planet clean, sustainable, and equitable. Now we need the political will and investment.
In country after country, UNDP has witnessed, alongside our key partners, the transformations achieved when leadership, political will, and investment comes together. Change is possible.
The decisions we make today will impact every generation to come.
COP27, taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, is an opportunity to move the needle. UNDP calls on all governments, private sector, civil society, and communities to champion and invest in responding to this global emergency, and in supporting countries to realize their pledges on climate action.
To deliver on the commitments made, we need to scale-up the political will, technical and financial support to drive the much-needed transformation toward net zero and climate-resilient pathways. The world has made promises through NDCs – now we must fulfil them.