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New UN report highlights link between gender, climate and security

New York/IBNS: Even as countries buckle under the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must consider the links between gender inequality and crisis, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict.

Far more needed to ‘confront the world’s climate emergency’, UN chief tells ASEAN Summit

New York/IBNS: Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok to “confront the world’s climate emergency”.

Reducing energy costs, social isolation ‘essential opportunities’ in supporting older adults in extreme weather: Study

London, Dec 19 (IBNS): The cost of heating and cooling the home, and increasing social isolation are significant factors in health risk of older adults during extreme weather, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.

COP24 addresses climate change displacement ahead of crunch migration meeting

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is looking at concrete ways to help countries tackle large-scale displacement caused by the impacts of climate change, including water scarcity, flooding, storms and rising sea levels. 

At UN, Himalayan nations, at forefront of climate impact, outline threats to their unique ecosystems

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Nepal urged greater international focus on the developing world to ensure they are implement the Sustainable Development Goals, remarking that it is these nations that will be the “battleground on which the 2030 Agenda will be won or lost.”

Fragile countries risk being ‘stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate disaster,’ Security Council told

New York, July 12 (IBNS): Climate change ­– and the shortages of water and food that come from it – is becoming increasingly linked to conflict, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that countries most vulnerable to drought and crop failure are also most vulnerable to conflict and fragility.

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

New York, Mar 23 (JEN): Hurricanes, monsoon floods and continuing severe drought made 2017 the costliest year ever for severe weather and climate events, according to a new report by the United Nations weather agency launched on the eve of World Meteorological Day.

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to remain dependent on humanitarian assistance, a new United Nations report has warned.

‘Relentless reality of climate change’ transforming long-held notions about development, Chile tells UN

New York, Sept 21(Just Earth News): Catastrophes such as the most recent devastating earthquake in Mexico and the successive hurricanes that have hit the Latin American and Caribbean region “remind us that we are at a key moment in human history in which the notion of development that has prevailed until now has been shaken by the relentless reality of climate change,” the President of Chile told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security: UN

New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned onThursday in a new report.

UN report finds 90 per cent of disasters are weather-related

New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report issued on Monday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the last 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

Climate-smart development can keep 100 million people out of poverty: World Bank

New York, Nov 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Without inclusive and climate-smart development, alongside efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions that protect the poor, agricultural shocks, natural disasters and the spread of diseases could push more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030, the World Bank warns in a new report released just weeks ahead of a major United Nations climate conference in Paris.

National climate targets signal momentum for climate agreement in Paris: UN report

New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Implementation of the national climate plans prepared by countries ahead of the Paris climate meeting will limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, but a new climate agreement can encourage further action that will be necessary to limit global temperature rise to 2 degree Celsius by 2100, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.

Climate change poses 'major threat' to food security, warns UN expert

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS): Climate change poses severe and distinct threats to food security, and could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Tuesday.

First nine months of 2015 are hottest on record, UN agency reports

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): Earth has just had the hottest January-September on record, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, adding that the average air and sea temperatures in September logged the greatest rise above monthly average in the 136-year historical record.