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First person: COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief

New York/IBNS: Greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up, as governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, has cautioned against viewing this as a boon for the environment. In this First Person editorial, Ms. Andersen calls instead for a profound, systemic shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet.

Climate change: ‘A moral, ethical and economic imperative’ to slow global warming say UN leaders, calling for more action

New York, May 10 (IBNS): It is nothing less than a “moral, ethical and economic imperative” to take more action to mitigate the existential threat posed by climate change, said top executives from across the United Nations system on Thursday.