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COP 28: Bhutan urges world to take immediate, robust global action to tackle climate crisis

A top Bhutanese official has urged the world to take immediate and robust global action to address the escalating climate crisis.

UN expert urges international support for The Bahamas amid climate crisis

A UN-appointed human rights expert on Friday urged the international community to increase assistance to The Bahamas and other small island States that face elevated threats from natural disasters resulting from climate change.

Cooperation key to weathering climate crisis, growing inequality, new tech challenge: Guterres

New York: Divisions are growing and geopolitical tensions rising, as humanity faces three major challenges where the world has the power to “seek and unite for solutions” said the UN chief on Tuesday.

UN rights chief: ‘Don’t leave the climate crisis for our children to fix’

New York: Global heating is a burning human rights issue, as extreme weather and climate disasters threaten humanity’s universal right to food, UN rights chief Volker Türk said on Monday.

Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports IOM over ‘life and death’ issue

New York: The head of the UN migration agency IOM, and leading climate justice activist, Greta Thunberg, called on Friday for immediate action to help tackle the impacts of climate change on those forced to flee their homes, or leaving in search of a better life.

Africa: Response to climate crisis doesn’t match ‘magnitude of the challenge’

New York: African States are on the front line of the climate crisis, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, but far more action is needed to turn the tide on rising emissions, and reduce global warming.

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. 

US, China agree to work together to tackle climate crisis: Joint Statement

Washington/UNI: China and the United States have agreed to cooperate on the issue of climate change, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua said in a joint statement after their Shanghai talks.

Climate crisis and economic shocks leave millions food insecure across Central America

New York: Reporting that hunger has increased almost fourfold in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in the past two years, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that 1.7 million people are in the ‘emergency’ category of food insecurity, calling for $47.3 million now, to provide urgent food assistance.

Climate litigation spikes, giving courts an ‘essential role’ in addressing climate crisis

New York: A rise in climate litigation cases has made courtrooms increasingly important as a venue for addressing climate change around the world, according to a report released on Tuesday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Climate crisis: ‘Nowhere near the finish line’, says UN chief

New York: Pointing to its “pioneering legislation and policies”, on Thursday the UN chief hailed the 27-member European Union (EU) as a “a leader on climate action”, that had shown that it was possible to cut emissions while achieving economic growth.

Climate crisis ‘affecting quality of life and fuelling discontent’

New York/IBNS: The climate crisis, as well as persistently high inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of life in many societies and fuelling discontent, the UN warned on Thursday, on the publication of the 2020 World Economic Situation Report (WESP).

COP25: ‘Signals of hope’ multiplying in face of global climate crisis, insists UN chief Guterres

New York/IBNS: The UN Secretary-General has outlined the “increased ambition and commitment” that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for “accountability, responsibility and leadership” to end the global climate crisis.

UN Youth envoy launches coding competition to help solve climate crisis and ‘Reboot the Earth’

New York, July 23 (IBNS): Can young coders help solve the climate crisis? The UN’s Youth Envoy launched a global competition earlier this month, “Reboot The Earth”, in collaboration with the Office of Information & Communications Technology, to try and answer that question, fostering collaboration between the United Nations, academia, civil society, and young people to address the climate emergency.