UN urges private sector to help curb climate change

The UN is urging the private sector to collaborate with the organisation in a bid to curb climate change. UN Environment is currently working with the private sector through initiatives […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UN is urging the private sector to collaborate with the organisation in a bid to curb climate change.

UN Environment is currently working with the private sector through initiatives such as the ‘Finance Initiative’, which works with more than 200 institutions to bring systemic change in global finance for sustainability.

The organisation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with mobile network operator Safaricom, aimed at heightening the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals which focus on protecting and conserving the environment.

The MoU will provide a framework of co-operation and understanding and facilitate collaboration and implementation of projects that contribute to the SDGs.

Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment said: “The private sector, whether a small store or a major conglomerate, must be given a place at the heart of our work. Its energy and its innovations will shape the success or failure of our common goals: to build a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world.

“No organisation, not even the United Nations, can do this alone.”