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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.

UNICEF study shows what younger generation is thinking about climate change

New York: Children and young people are nearly 50 per cent more likely than older people to believe that the world is becoming a better place with each generation, according to a new international survey by UNICEF and Gallup released ahead of World Children’s Day.

Chinese President Xi Jinping faces criticism for skipping COP26 global climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world.

Many countries ‘unsupported and unprepared’ to address climate health risks: WHO

New York: Although governments are prioritizing public health measures to protect their people from climate impacts, many lack the funds to take effective action, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report issued on Monday.

COP26: Thousands of young people take over Glasgow streets demanding climate action

New York: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” echoed throughout central Glasgow on Friday as thousands of protesters took the streets during the dedicated “Youth Day” at COP26.

Guterres urges developed countries to deliver on climate pledge for vulnerable nations

New York: With world leaders expressing hope that the goal of supplying $100 billion a year in climate finance support for developing countries is within reach, the UN Secretary-General warned on Tuesday that the target would likely not be met until 2023 and would require additional funding after that.

Countries most at risk, lead the way on climate action

New York: Vulnerable countries are stepping up and taking climate action, amid a slow response from some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday.

‘No time to lose’ in curbing greenhouse gases – WMO report

New York: Last year, heat-trapping greenhouse gases reached a new record, surging above the planet's 2011-2020 average, and has continued in 2021, according to a new report published on Monday by the UN weather agency.

Decade of climate breakdown saw 14 per cent of coral reefs vanish

New York: Between 2009 and 2018, the continuous rise in sea temperature cost the world 14 per cent of its coral reefs – that’s more than the size of Australia’s reefs combined – a UN-backed report revealed on Tuesday.

Climate change, population increase fuel looming water crisis: WMO

New York: Improved water management, monitoring and forecasting are needed in the face of a looming global water crisis, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and partners said in a report published on Tuesday.

Keep raising your voices, UN chief tells young climate leaders

New York: With the climate crisis already devastating lives and incomes, young people will be critical to driving global action forward, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told participants attending the Pre-COP Youth Event in Milan, Italy, on Thursday.

World’s two largest economies commit to climate action – Guterres

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed important commitments made towards climate action by the world’s two largest economies, as the 76th High Level Debate began in New York.

Call for ‘decisive action now’ to avoid climate catastrophe

New York: Speaking alongside the UK Prime Minister in New York on Monday the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on world leaders for “decisive action now to avert climate catastrophe.”

Paris climate deal could go up in smoke without action: Guterres

New York: Unless wealthy nations commit to tackling emissions now, the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” to 2.7-degrees of heating by the end of the century, UN Secretary General António Guterres warned on Friday.

Act now to slow climate change and protect the planet, urges UN chief

New York: The ozone layer – a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the sun – is “on the road to recovery”, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the World Ozone Day.