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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 worldâ€™s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 phenomenonâ€™s impacts will be difficult on a rapidly warming planet.