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IPCC adaptation report ‘a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate’

New York: UN scientists on Monday delivered a stark warning about the impact of climate change on people and the planet, saying that ecosystem collapse, species extinction, deadly heatwaves and floods are among the "unavoidable multiple climate hazards” the world will face over the next two decades due to global warming.

Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere

New York/IBNS: A wide-ranging UN climate report, released on Tuesday, shows that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, as well as on the health and wellbeing of the global population.

Conflicts and extreme climate change threatens access to food in 39 countries – UN agriculture report

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): Unrelenting conflict and rapid climate change is continuing to reshape agriculture across the world, and contributing to major food shortages across 39 countries, which continue to rely on help from the United Nations to meet their food needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday.

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated: Research

Birmingham, Feb 1 (IBNS): New research has suggested that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.

Experts from five continents adopt Dharwad Declaration on Climate Change

Dharwad, Karnataka, Oct 26 (IBNS): Scientists, researchers, academics, policy makers, social activists, NGOs and farmers from 20 countries from five continents, who gathered here to formulate their recommendations for the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) to be held in Morocco in November this year, called for putting people first in any climate change negotiations.

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

London, Sept 20 (IBNS): A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world’s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.

Climate change a long-term threat to heritage sites including Elephanta Caves

Paris/Mumbai, May 30 (IBNS) A study conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found that nearly 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world, including Elephanta Caves (near Mumbai) from India, are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Faith leaders urge rapid ratification of Paris Agreement on climate change

New Delhi, April 18 (Just Earth News / IBNS) Four days before the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, The Interfaith Climate Change Statement has been signed by 250 global faith leaders from fifty countries, including 20 faith leaders from India, demonstrating a positive sentiment towards making the Paris Agreement work.

India playing a leadership role in fight against climate change: Javadekar

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that India was already demonstrating leadership in the fight against climate change.

Ban hails 'bold' announcements on tackling climate change as historic UN summit closes

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced on Tuesday by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on "clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions."

Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods: UN report

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS) Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.

UN officials call for restoration of ecosystems to reduce climate change disasters

New York, June 18 (IBNS) Marking the World Day to Combat Desertification, United Nations officials Wednesday emphasized the importance of restoring degrading lands to avoid or soften the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change.

Climate change impacting entire planet: UN

New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued on Monday, which also warns that while action can be taken, managing the phenomenon’s impacts will be difficult on a rapidly warming planet.