Environment/Science
New York: Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launching a new online portal developed in collaboration with the United States Space Agency, NASA. more
Failing to agree climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells COP24

New York: With roadblocks continuing at the COP24 climate change conference over how to implement the  historic 2015 Paris Agreement, United Nations chief António Guterres ret ...

‘Going green’ is good business says private sector at UN’s COP24 climate conference

New York: Businesses across the world should no longer be viewed solely as greenhouse gas emissions culprits, but more as indispensable partners for climate action, who stand to increase ...

The fruits of sustainability and decent work

New York: Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Dev ...

COP24: A million lives could be saved by 2050 through climate action, UN health agency reveals

New York: Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching ...

Four things the UN chief wants world leaders to know, at key COP24 climate conference opening

New York: During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that &ld ...

CO2 emissions on the rise for first time in four years, UN agency warns

New York, A new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again during 2017 after a three year hi ...

#TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference: a way for all people to join the global conversation

New York,  To bring the voice of the people to the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Poland (known by the shorthand 'COP 24', from 2 to 14 December), the United Nations h ...

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record, UN report shows

New York,Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, wh ...

Future of our planet hinges on action by today’s youth – UN deputy chief

New York, Protecting the planet rests on this generation’s youth and their inclination “to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable,” especially in the combat agains ...