August 08, 2022 03:00 (IST)
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UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

New York: With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right.

Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change

New York: New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking the first-ever global effort to address this increasingly major concern.

Top scientists meet at University of Kashmir, discuss climate change issue

Srinagar: Top scientists from the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology (DST) and several academic institutions met at  the University of Kashmir here on Thursday to discuss the issue of climate change.

Canada and India sign MoU to establish stronger cooperation on environmental protection and climate action

Stockholm/New Delhi: Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change  Steven Guilbeault and India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Stockholm on Thursday to increase bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection and conservation.

Video games for climate action: winning solutions for the planet

From climate and environment themed videogames to special features, pop-ups, and real-life tree-planting opportunities embedded within beloved classics like PAC-MAN or Angry Birds, the gaming industry is working with the United Nations to engage audiences like never before and inspire a new wave of climate action.

‘Think resilience’ to protect against climate and other catastrophes

New York: More countries must “think resilience”, and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems to reduce risks from an increasing number of disasters across the world, a UN disaster forum concluded on Friday.

‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable energy future

New York: Today’s college graduates can become the generation to succeed “where my generation has failed” the UN chief said on Tuesday, urging the class of 2022, not to work for “climate wreckers” in industries that continue to profit from fossil fuels.

Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation

New York: Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday. 

UN joins faith-based initiative for shift towards climate-responsible finance

New York: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) joined religious leaders and others on Monday in signing a landmark joint appeal for climate-responsible finance “as a moral imperative towards children”.

World Health Day: Take climate action, take care of each other

New York: An urgent call to protect health and mitigate the climate crisis was issued by the UN health agency on Wednesday, to mark World Health Day on Thursday.

UN climate report: It’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

New York: A new flagship UN report on climate change out Monday indicating that harmful carbon emissions from 2010-2019 have never been higher in human history, is proof that the world is on a “fast track” to disaster, António Guterres has warned, with scientists arguing that it’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

UN chief hails launch of new expert group to boost net-zero climate change fight

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday urged private investors businesses, cities, states and regions, to do more to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions, launching a new group of experts to help with realizing a net-zero future.

UN chief warns against ‘sleepwalking to climate catastrophe’

New York: The goal to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, highlighted in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and driven home in last November’s COP26, gathering in Glasgow, is now on “life support” and “in intensive care,” the UN chief told the Economist Sustainability Summit on Monday. 

Adapting to climate change ‘happening worldwide’, essential

New York: The impacts of climate change are already “very visible” and “happening worldwide”, the head of the UN weather agency told the start of the 55th Session of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which convened on Monday.

Climate change: For 25th year in a row, Greenland ice sheet shrinks

New York: 2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday.