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Healing of ozone layer gives hope for climate action: UN report

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures.

Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh: Study

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.

Oslo leads the way in ‘Breathe Life’ campaign for cleaner cities in climate change era

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS): Norway’s capital Oslo is paving a fossil-free, electrified, path in its push toward improving air quality, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced. 

With rapid, far-reaching changes, world can prevent climate change worst-case scenarios – UN chief

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Checking global warming and preventing some of the worst-case scenarios of runaway climate change “is still possible,” the United Nations Secretary-General said on Saturday, urging greater action and ambitions.

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments

Incheon, Oct 8 (IBNS): Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment.

UN climate panel says ‘unprecedented changes’ needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes,” such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said, launching a special report that finds some of the actions needed are already under way, but the world must move faster.

Tackling climate change is ‘global responsibility of our time,’ Dominica Foreign Minister tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Climate change results from “an economic calculus” that pushes global destruction, Francine Baron, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Dominica told the United Nations Assembly on Saturday, stressing that “it must be accepted as the responsibility of our time.”

Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS): If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change , from Secretary-General António Guterres’s opening address warning global Heads of State and Government  that “its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across the world”, to individual leaders highlighting their individual vulnerabilities.

‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return, warns UN chief

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate action, to reverse course.

Uneven progress on climate action at Bangkok conference

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS): Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.

Runaway climate change still “a real possibility”: UN Secretary-General

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Antonió Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York

Climate change increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite, warn scientists

London, Sept 2 (IBNS): A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers.

Adapt, move or die: animals and plants react to climate change, reveals study

Birmingham, Aug 30 (IBNS): Nature is on the move as plants and animals react to the threat of extinction from climate change by changing their location or behaviour – a critical review reveals.

Common songbird population could collapse within this century due to rising temperatures, MU study finds

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Previous research has shown that higher temperatures fueled by climate change could have major impacts on birds in the U.S. that are already considered threatened.

U of T scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans

Toronto, Aug 10 (IBNS): It happened once before, and it could happen again.