The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to tackle the increasing threat of food insecurity across the world, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, the climate crisis, and political, social and economic inequalities.Read news - “There is no time to waste”: Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for greater, multidisciplinary collaboration to enhance food security
Secretary-General Scotland met with Mauritian leaders to discuss climate action, the cost of living crisis, renewing tourism post-pandemic, opportunities for economic recovery and more.Read news - Secretary-General Scotland and President of Mauritius put a spotlight on need for greater Climate Finance
Yesterday during the Fifth Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub Steering Committee meeting, held in Mauritius, the Commonwealth Secretariat launched the ‘Toolkit to Enhance Access to Climate Finance: A Practical Guide’.Read news - Commonwealth releases new toolkit in Mauritius to enhance access to climate finance for small and vulnerable states
The Commonwealth welcomes the United Nations General Assembly’s recognition of the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.Read news - Commonwealth welcomes UN resolution declaring healthy environment a universal human right
Blog by Sasha Jattansingh, Commonwealth National Climate Finance Adviser to Antigua and Barbuda and Nadia Spencer-Henry, Debt Manager, Government of Antigua and BarbudaRead news - Navigating Climate Finance as a small island state: Lessons from Antigua and Barbuda
The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, has applauded the adoption of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent at the 51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting this week in Suva, Fiji.Read news - Commonwealth Secretary-General lauds new Pacific regional strategy
Commonwealth leaders have officially adopted the Living Lands Charter: A Commonwealth Call to action on Living Lands (CALL), which commits all 56 member countries to safeguarding global land resources while taking coordinated action on climate change, biodiversity loss and sustainable land management.Read news - Commonwealth adopts historic Living Lands Charter
The Governments of Kenya and Eswatini have stepped forward to champion action on geothermal energy and energy literacy, as part of the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition (CSET) Agenda.Read news - First champion countries step forward to lead Commonwealth action on clean energy
Leaders and senior officials from across the Commonwealth have voiced their robust support for a non-binding charter on climate change, biodiversity and land degradation, that would boost coordinated action in these areas among the 54 countries of the Commonwealth.Read news - Commonwealth leaders line up to support action on ‘living lands’
Top officials from the Government of Saint Lucia say they are staying vigilant as the Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins this week, while urging the Commonwealth’s continued support towards building climate resilience in the country.Read news - St Lucia welcomes Commonwealth climate support as hurricane season begins
19 May 2022
Venue: AD10, Kigali Conference Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Date: 11h30 – 12h15 Local Time (GMT+2), Thursday, 19 May 2022
Date: 11h30 – 12h15 Local Time (GMT+2), Thursday, 19 May 2022
The Commonwealth Secretariat has today held another instance of the Marlborough House Dialogues, its new forum for discussion and dialogue with political leaders and thinkers from within the Commonwealth.Read press release - Commonwealth needs to be a loud voice for action on climate: Prime Minister of The Bahamas
The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC met with the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, today in Zanzibar for the first time.Read press release - Commonwealth Secretary-General meets Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called for countries to ramp up action to urgently address key challenges linked to climate change, ocean, land degradation and biodiversity loss.Read press release - Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for urgent climate action on Earth Day
The Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition (CSET) Agenda enables member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.
31 March 2022 to 31 March 2022
The Commonwealth Secretariat is organising a webinar to discuss key resources for ocean climate finance, types of funding, investment models, fund acquisition best practices and tools for funding-seekers, supported by relevant case studies.
The Government of Saint Lucia is rolling out fresh projects that aim to boost the flow of climate finance into the country, with the support of the Commonwealth and key partners.Read news - Saint Lucia explores new climate finance solutions
A blog by Sharon Ng’etich, Climate Change Officer – Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate (EYSD)Read news - Blog: Climate change is not gender neutral – integrate gender equality in response
At the heart of the Paris Agreement are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which are country-specific climate targets to reduce greenhouse emissions and adapt to climate change.Read news - Blog: Enhancing Access to Finance for NDC Implementation
17 February 2022 to 12 April 2022
The Commonwealth Secretariat through its Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub supports member countries in accessing climate finance to support climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience efforts, thereby contributing towards the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions.
Belize is aiming to access enhanced levels of funding for climate action with the creation of a new Climate Finance Unit under the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment.Read news - Institutionalising climate finance in the Government of Belize
Blog by the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-GeneralRead news - Blog: A Call to Action on Living Lands
The climate crisis affects every member of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Secretariat helps member states tackle climate change and adapt to its worst impacts.
A blog by Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Senior Director, Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development at the Commonwealth SecretariatRead news - Blog: Nature-Based Solutions for Enhancing Coordinated Action Around Climate Change, Land and Biodiversity
The Commonwealth Secretariat has deployed a regional climate finance adviser to focus on mobilising funds for renewable energy and sustainable land management projects in the Indo-Pacific region.Read news - New regional adviser deployed to unlock climate finance in Indo-Pacific