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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.

Do all you can to resolve climate change ‘sticking points’ UN chief urges South-East Asian leaders, in Bali

New York, Oct 12 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has called for Governments across South-East Asia, to take a lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change.

Backed by UN, Asia-Pacific countries to advance space technology for ‘development transformation’

New York, Oct 11 (IBNS): Gathered at a United Nations conference in Bangkok, countries from the Asia-Pacific region pledged to work together on Wednesday to leverage the power of space technology and boost sustainable development.

UN system mobilizing to support Indonesia, following earthquake and tsunami disaster

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Rescue workers are still trying to reach areas of Sulawesi in Indonesia affected by an earthquake and tsunami, UN humanitarians said on Monday, noting that more than 840 people have died and more than 600 have been severely injured in the disaster.

Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves hundreds dead: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Following a major, 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in a statement that he’s “deeply saddened” by the “terrible loss of life” and injuries from the disaster.

UN chief concerned over havoc of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he was saddened by the “loss of life and extensive destruction” caused by Typhoon Mangkhut across the Philippines

More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs’ can be created by 2030: UN-backed Climate Summit urges action ‘to the next level’

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change, could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million new “low-carbon jobs” by 2030 – the deadline for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Artificial Intelligence: a danger to mankind, or the key to a better world?

New York, Sept 13 (IBNS): Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.

Devastating storms like Hurricane Florence ‘unusual this far north’: UN weather agency

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States - are rarely seen so far north, the United Nation’s weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday.

‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-up project launches trial run: UN Environment

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP)  “Champion of the Earth” laureate Boyan Slat, has set off from San Francisco, in a bid to begin the removal of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

‘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.

‘Lots of good news’ but much more needs to be done for the planet, says UN environment chief

New York, Aug 7 (IBNS): Calling 2017 “the first year in human history” that more electricity was generated globally from the sun, than oil, gas and coal combined, Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has told UN News that “we are on track” but “we really need to speed up”.

Use space technology to build a better world for all, urges UN chief

New York, June21 (IBNS): Not only has space exploration captured the world’s imagination, it can also help humankind address existential challenges back on earth, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, in his message to the UN’s key forum on space affairs.

Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report

New York, June 20 (IBNS): Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global efforts to create a more just and equitable world, according to a United Nations report launched on Wednesday.