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UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis

New York: As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, skyrocketing energy prices are compounding an existential cost-of-living crisis for hundreds of millions of people, the UN chief said on Wednesday, introducing the third is a series of briefings from the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) on Food, Energy and Finance.

New UN financing initiative goes live to power climate action

New York: A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday.

Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears

Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and making the most of new marine technology, are essential to sustainable ocean management, the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Thursday.

‘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: World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

New York: There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Tuesday in Geneva.

Biodiversity and ecosystem protection highlighted on Mother Earth Day

New York: Marking International Mother Earth Day, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid urged on Friday, for collective action to safeguard biodiversity and protect ecosystems.

UN weather agency to spearhead 5 year early warning plan, boosting climate action

New York: The UN set an ambitious five year deadline on Wednesday for countries to ensure that citizens worldwide are protected by early warning systems against extreme weather and climate change, the UN chief announced, marking World Meteorological Day.

COP26 concludes with new global deal on climate

Glasgow/UNI/Xinhua: The United Nations climate change conference concluded Saturday after a one-day extension, with negotiators agreeing on a new global pact to tackle climate change.

UN system generated 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

New York: With significant travel restrictions and large portions of personnel working from home in 2020, the UN system generated approximately 25 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than in the year before.

‘Dramatic’ boost needed in climate adaptation: UN environment agency

Although policies and planning for climate change adaptation are increasing, financing and implementation lag behind, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report launched on Thursday.

‘Vague’ net zero promises not enough: planet still on track for catastrophic heating, UN report warns

New York: New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C this century even if fully met, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.

UN chief calls for China commitment to ‘ambitious’ climate goals

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on China to present an “ambitious” Nationally Determined Contribution in the run-up to the UN Climate Conference, COP26, starting in Glasgow at the end of this week.

Sustainable transport key to green energy shift: UN Secretary-General

New York: With global transport at a crossroads, government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups are meeting in Beijing, China, for a UN conference to chart the way forward to a more sustainable future for the sector, and greater climate action overall.

Access to a healthy environment, declared a human right by UN rights council

New York: The Human Rights Council recognised this Friday, for the first time, that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.

UN chief promotes ‘enormous’ benefits of greener cities

New York: For the UN Secretary-General, the benefits of making cities more environmentally friendly are “enormous”, and include reduced climate risk, more jobs, and better health and well-being.