New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting protection against the impact of major events such as droughts, floods and rising sea-levels.
London: Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels would prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year across European cities, according to a study published today in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.
New York: Action to control unprecedented desert locust infestations in the Horn of Africa last year has protected crops and livelihoods, but funding is needed to sustain operations against new incursions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar inaugurated the annual Sanrakshan Kshamata Mahotshov (SAKSHAM), a public awareness campaign about the importance of oil and gas conservation.
New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to submit its report for improving the water quality of the Yamuna river and sought to know the implementation of actions taken against the contamination of the sacred river, the largest tributary of Ganga.
Karachi: Pakistan's Karachi city has ranked among top polluted countries in the world.
Kolkata/IBNS: Bengal Clean Air Network under SwitchON Foundation recently organised a stakeholder consultation on sustainable urban mobility in Kolkata.
New York: At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the West Sulawesi Province of Indonesia on Friday morning, according to the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA).
Srinagar: The Forest Rights Committees under Forest Rights Act will start to accept claims on Forest land from the tribals and other forest dwellers in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, January 15.
New York: The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.
New York: Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real protection against droughts, floods and rising sea levels, a new UN environment report has found.
New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of the Yamuna river pollution and appointed senior advocate Meenakshi Arora as Amicus Curiae in the case.
New York: Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.
New York: The process of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offers the chance to change course, and put humanity on a path on which it is not in conflict with nature, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, urging greater efforts by everyone to protect biodiversity and step up climate action.
Shimla/UNI: A moderate intensity earthquake struck parts of Chamba and Kangra district on Monday night, authorities said on Tuesday.