Environment/Science
New York: People across the world need to embrace “fundamental change” in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit. more
Climate emergency: City mayors are 'world's first responders', says UN chief

New York: City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors’ ...

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force

New York: European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding tre ...

UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

New York: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects ...

Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’

New York: Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa &ls ...

Earth's oceans and frozen spaces paying price for 'taking the heat of global warming'

New York: Our oceans and frozen spaces have been “taking the heat” for global warming for decades, climate experts said on Wednesday, warning that without a radical chang ...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg's UN Climate Action Summit speech leaves actor Leonardo DiCaprio impressed

New York:  Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was left so much touched by climate activist Greta Thunberg's touching address at the UN’s Climate Action Summit in New York on ...

Countries violate rights over climate change, argue youth activists in landmark UN complaint

New York: The failure of governments to act on the climate crisis, constitutes a violation of children’s rights, according to a landmark complaint presented to the UN Committee on t ...

On sidelines of UN climate summit, US President calls for protection of religious freedom

New York: As global leaders gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday to present their plans to combat climate change, United States President Donald Trump put the spotlight on the need to sa ...

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action

New York: Speaking at the beginning of the UN’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, the 16-year-old acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, was unsparing in her criticism of world l ...