The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, made a powerful plea for ocean action today at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.Read news - “We must right this wrong”: Commonwealth Secretary-General at UN Ocean Conference
Antigua and Barbuda has announced its intention to join the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods, emphasising that the coastal forests are vital to mitigating and building resilience to the harmful impacts of climate change.Read news - Antigua and Barbuda to join Commonwealth coalition on mangroves
Commonwealth Secretariat secures $10 million in extra funding for Small Island Developing States as Cambridge Collaboration pays dividends.Read news - $10 million extra funding for Commonwealth Small Island Developing States
Multiple stressors on the ocean, including overfishing, marine pollution and climate change, are threatening life under water as well as on land, but global efforts to protect the ocean are underway.Read news - ‘Unprecedented’ pressure on ocean triggers debate on new solutions
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
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, planted a tree today in Green Park, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.Read news - Commonwealth tree planted for HM The Queen’s Jubilee
The Commonwealth Secretariat and International Hydropower Association (IHA) are teaming up to advance sustainable hydropower in member countries, in line with the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda.Read news - New partnership to boost sustainable hydropower in Commonwealth countries
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 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.
Climate finance is becoming increasingly available to countries, but it must be integrated with national policy, planning and budgetary systems. One way to address this is through a comprehensive Climate Change Financing Framework.Read news - Blog: Why a Climate Financing Framework is critical for NDC action
As we mark World Health Day under the theme ‘Our Planet, Our Health’, we are reminded of the urgency to catalyse ambitious targets to build low-carbon and climate-resilient health systems to enable net zero emissions and ensure the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Read news - Blog: Why we need environmentally-friendly health solutions
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
Blog by Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QCRead news - Blog: Why we need to tackle the ocean funding crisis
In July 2021, the European Commission (EC) announced a proposal to implement a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on energy-intensive imports from third countries. The proposed CBAM would initially apply to five sectors: electricity, iron and steel, fertilisers, aluminium and cement. However, its scope could be extended to include indirect emissions and other goods and services.Read news - Implications of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for Commonwealth members in the Asia-Pacific region
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.
The Commonwealth family has mobilised to assist the Kingdom of Tonga in its time of need, following a devastating undersea volcanic eruption on 15 January 2022, which generated tsunami waves of up to 15m high.Read news - Tonga volcano and tsunami relief
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
Judy Wangari is one of an estimated 800,000 smallholder potato farmers who, according to the National Potato Council of Kenya, contribute at least 83 percent of the total potato production.Read news - Climate action incomplete without women’s contribution
By Chukwuebuka Nnabugwu and Muhammed Badamasi, Commonwealth CorrespondentsRead news - Blog: How three young climate leaders are fighting plastic waste in Nigeria
Ahead of International Day of Education, the Commonwealth Secretariat is launching a public database full of useful training courses related to ocean action.Read news - New training database to boost ocean learning
This Commonwealth Secretariat blog series features young people from across the Commonwealth who are leading the way on local climate action.
The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH) helps countries to unlock the available climate finance. Through this initiative, small and vulnerable member states are assisted to bid for and gain increased access to climate finance.