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UN chief welcomes China-US pledge to cooperate on climate action

New York: Wednesday’s announcement that China and the United States have agreed to collaborate more closely on climate action was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as an important step in the right direction.

Union Environment Minister inaugurates Ganga Connect Exhibition at Glasgow amidst COP-26

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender Yadav has inaugurated the Ganga Connect exhibition showcased by National Mission for Clean Ganga, c-Ganga, and the High Commission of India at the City of Glasgow College, which is the largest educational institute in Scotland.

UN system generated 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

New York: With significant travel restrictions and large portions of personnel working from home in 2020, the UN system generated approximately 25 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than in the year before.

New FAO analysis reveals carbon footprint of agri-food supply chain

New York:  Food processing, packaging, transport, household consumption and waste disposal are pushing the food supply chain to the top of the greenhouse gas emitters list, according to a  new study led by the UN agriculture agency, presented on Monday at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Many countries ‘unsupported and unprepared’ to address climate health risks: WHO

New York: Although governments are prioritizing public health measures to protect their people from climate impacts, many lack the funds to take effective action, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report issued on Monday.

Pakistan's Lahore, Karachi rank among world's top four most polluted cities

Islamabad: Two Pakistani cities, Lahore and Karachi, have been included in the list of top four cities in the world where air pollution level is very high.

Delhi, nearby cities blanketed with toxic air for straight third day after Diwali

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi and neighbouring areas were blanketed by toxic air for the third straight day after the ban on crackers was widely violated on the occasion of Diwali.

COP26: Thousands of young people take over Glasgow streets demanding climate action

New York: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” echoed throughout central Glasgow on Friday as thousands of protesters took the streets during the dedicated “Youth Day” at COP26.

‘Dramatic’ boost needed in climate adaptation: UN environment agency

Although policies and planning for climate change adaptation are increasing, financing and implementation lag behind, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report launched on Thursday.

Guterres urges developed countries to deliver on climate pledge for vulnerable nations

New York: With world leaders expressing hope that the goal of supplying $100 billion a year in climate finance support for developing countries is within reach, the UN Secretary-General warned on Tuesday that the target would likely not be met until 2023 and would require additional funding after that.

Integrate water supplies and climate action, world leaders urge

New York: Water and climate action must be integrated to ensure sufficient water supply in the face of a rising global population and environmental degradation, a coalition of world leaders said on Tuesday.

COP26 opens in Glasgow with calls for ambitious solutions to tackle climate emergency

New York: The eyes of the world are on Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opens with UN diplomats and politicians alike calling for more action – and ambition – to set out new commitments for curbing greenhouse emissions and adapting to the impacts of a warming planet.

UK: Boris Johnson warns of 'doomsday' if no action taken to stop climate change

London/UNI/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday compared world leaders attending the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Summit (COP26) in Glasgow to fictional movie character James Bond, saying that like the famous British spy, they are now strapped to a “doomsday device” with just little time to save the Earth.

Delhi air quality slips to 'very poor' category, no relief in coming days

New Delhi/UNI: The air quality in the national capital on Monday slipped to the "very poor category," as the Air Quality Index reached 303, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

‘Serious risk’ COP26 may not deliver, warns Guterres, urging more climate actio

New York:  There is a “serious risk” that the UN climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, “will not deliver”, the UN chief told journalists on Friday in Rome, just ahead of the G20 Summit of leading industrialized nations.