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Climate chaos to continue in 2018, UN chief warns; Will the world rise to challenge?

New York, Mar 30 (JEN): Climate change “is still moving much faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday, calling for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25 per cent over the next two years.

Earth Hour: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ globally with a call to protect environment

New York, Mar 25 (JEN): The United Nations this evening turned off the lights at its iconic Headquarters in New York as well as at other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour” – a global event highlighting the need for climate action and sustainable energy consumption.

Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017 – UN

New York, Jan 19 (JEN): The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world.”

Early action key to preventing crises related to El Niño and La Niña – UN relief official

New York, Jan 3 (JEN):  La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official said, urging governments and the international community to act early to mitigate the impacts from this potentially destructive weather pattern and its counterpart, El Niño.

1888 Indian hailstorm named among all-time deadliest weather events in world

Geneva, May 20 (IBNS): The UN weather agency has named a hailstorm which hit India in 1888 as the deadliest hailstorm ever.

Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests on Thursday discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors to ensure broad ownership as well as to advance the overall sustainable development agenda.

Citing Uruguay’s ‘inspiring’ record on environment, UN expert says country must do more

Washington, May 3 (Just Earth News): Uruguay has much to be proud of in its record on human rights and the environment, but the South American country still has some challenges ahead, including the setting up of an environment ombudsperson, a United Nations-appointed expert said on Tuesday.

Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

New York, Dec 20 (Just Earth News):Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

UN agency urges investing in agriculture science and technology to achieve 2030 ‘zero hunger’ target

New York, Dec 14 (Just Earth News): The United Nations announced on Tuesday at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and technology research.

UN reiterates need to tackle illegal wildlife trade after tiger cub bodies found in Thailand

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): Following the discovery earlier this week of 70 dead tiger cubs, as well as tiger skins, talismans and other wildlife parts, in a Buddhist temple in Thailand, two United Nations agencies have said those circumstances represent only a “tiny proportion” of the extent of an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction.

'2015 is hottest year on record' - UN weather agency

New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which announced on Monday that for the first time on record, temperatures were about 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era.