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
12 April 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.
The Commonwealth helps member countries protect their environments and use their natural resources sustainably. Here are some of the areas we work in and our important environmental programmes.
Thirty-two of the world’s 42 small states are Commonwealth members. The Commonwealth has championed small and vulnerable states since the 1980s.
Week two in the Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow saw a full schedule of high-level meetings, collaborative launches and technical side events organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, accredited organisations and member countries. Here are some of the video highlights from the second week of COP26 at the Commonwealth Pavilion.Read news - Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26: Week 2 highlights
Young climate activists from across the Commonwealth shone a light on just how critical youth are at a series of events organised by the Commonwealth Youth Programme at this year’s COP but demanded world leaders need to take more action beyond the annual conference.Read news - Commonwealth youth voice their climate concerns amongst world leaders at COP26 and demand action for the survival of our planet
The Commonwealth Secretariat organised its first Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26 to serve as an inclusive and collaborative space for member countries and accredited organisations to meet, host side events, convene meetings and showcase research. Here are some of the highlights from the first week of COP26 at the Commonwealth Pavilion.Read news - Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26: Week 1 highlights