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Antonio Guterres appeals for greater support for small islands fighting climate change

More funding is needed to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the frontlines of climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

UK may witness annual 10,000 heatwave deaths, MPs call for action

A report has claimed the 'silent killer' heatwaves could claim up to 10,000 lives annually in the UK without concerted action.

US Consulate hosts panel discussion on 'Women Leaders Investing in our Planet' at Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata/IBNS: The US Consulate in Kolkata on Friday hosted a panel discussion on "Women Leaders Investing in our Planet" at its pavilion at the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF).

World Economic Forum report says climate crisis may cause 14.5 million deaths by 2050

A new World Economic Forum report, published on Wednesday (January 16, 2024), warns that by 2050 climate change may cause an additional 14.5 million deaths and $12.5 trillion in economic losses worldwide.

UN weather agency says 2023 officially smashed global temperature records

With the annual average global temperature fast approaching the critical threshold of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, last year officially smashed the global temperature record, the UN weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Friday.

Over 7,000 Sri Lankan people affected by rainy weather this week

Colombo: Over 7,000 people in Sri Lanka have been affected by inclement rainy weather this week, the country's Disaster Management Center (DMC) said on Saturday in its latest situation report.

COP 28 Summit in Dubai: Climate advocates demand stronger language on fossil fuels

The latest COP28 draft outcome text released to negotiators in Dubai Monday evening dropped a call to ‘phaseout’ fossil fuels, prompting outcry from climate-vulnerable countries and civil society.

Our voices and needs must be put first in climate talks, young people tell COP28 Summit in Dubai

Young climate advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Friday said they will not sit idly by while climate change threatens their futures. They said their voices and ideas can help rescue the planet and demanded that government policymakers put the needs of the world’s nearly 2 billion children first.

COP28 Dubai Summit: UN says climate change surged alarmingly over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.”

Tackling health impacts of climate change and scaling up digital climate action remains in the spotlight at COP 28

Delegates at COP28 in Dubai on Saturday called for stronger and more resilient global health systems, which are indispensable to protecting populations from the negative impacts of climate change on health.

‘Close the climate ambition gap’ says UN chief ahead of COP28

The COP28 climate conference held in Dubai later this month “must be the place to urgently close the climate ambition gap”, as emissions continue to rise and climate chaos intensifies, UN chief António Guterres insisted on Tuesday.

Odisha has impressed me with its handling of climate change effect on the people with disabilities: US journalist Jason Strother

Multimedia journalist, educator, Fulbright scholar, and founder of Lens15 Media, Jason Strother, visited Kolkata recently to conduct a workshop on the topic of 'Disability Representation In Mass Media, Reporting On Disability And Making Media More Accessible For People With Visual Disabilities' at the American Center. In a conversation with IBNS correspondent Supriyo Hazra, he talked about climate change, disability journalism and more. Excerpts:

Research finds extreme heat likely to wipe out humans and mammals in distant future

A new study shows unprecedented heat is likely to lead to the next mass extinction since the dinosaurs died out, eliminating nearly all mammals in some 250 million years time.

Climate inaction puts lives on the line: WMO

Insufficient progress towards climate goals is slowing down the global fight against poverty, hunger and deadly diseases, according to a report released on Thursday by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Experts make case for tackling climate and sustainable development together

A new UN report delivers a strong message to world leaders heading to New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level week: tackling the climate and sustainable development crises together will help accelerate overall progress on the 2030 Agenda.