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Antonio Guterres appeals for greater support for small islands fighting climate change

More funding is needed to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the frontlines of climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

UN weather agency says February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres

February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday.

COP28 Dubai Summit: The UN’s net-zero food plan to save the 1.5-degree goal

As COP28 heads into its final working days in Dubai, the UN’s agriculture wing launched on Sunday a ground-breaking plan that looks to transform the world’s agrifood systems from a net emitter to a carbon sink by 2050.

COP28 Dubai Summit: UN says climate change surged alarmingly over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.”

COP28 Summit in Dubai: Extraction of minerals needed for green energy must be ‘sustainable and just’, says Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday announced his plan to set up a panel aimed to ensure the move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is just, sustainable and benefits all countries.

COP28: As ‘humanity’s fate hangs in the balance’, UN chief Antonio calls for urgent action to prevent planetary crash

Earth’s vital signs are failing and to prevent planetary crash and burn, “we need…cooperation and political will”, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, challenging world leaders gathered in Dubai for COP28 to show real global climate leadership.

UNEP report alerts fossil fuel producers ‘literally doubling down’

Contrary to pledges to cut fossil fuel production, government policies worldwide will add up to a doubling of production in 2030, a new report from the UN environment agency (UNEP) revealed on Wednesday.

UN Advisory Body aims to harness AI for the common good

Experts with deep experience across government, the private sector, technology, civil society, and academia have been tasked with supporting UN efforts to ensure Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used for the greater good of humanity.

Climate inaction puts lives on the line: WMO

Insufficient progress towards climate goals is slowing down the global fight against poverty, hunger and deadly diseases, according to a report released on Thursday by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Window to reach climate goals ‘rapidly closing’, UN report warns

The world is not on track to meet the long-term goals set out in the Paris Agreement for limiting global temperature rise, a major UN report warned on Friday, calling for a commitment to decisive action.

'Climate breakdown' alert as air quality dips during heatwaves: UN chief

New York: Amplified by wildfires and desert dust fanned by climate change, more frequent heatwaves are leading to a sharp drop in air quality and human health, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a new report on Wednesday.

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.

UN expert alerts global heating may disrupt food supply even before 1.5C temperature rise

A top UN official has warned that the world might face a major disruption to food supplies well before temperatures rise by the 1.5C target.

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.

Legal protection essential for people displaced by climate change: UN expert

New York: An independent UN-appointed climate expert on Tuesday called for full legal protection to be given to those displaced by the impacts of climate change, to guarantee their human rights.