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Pakistani legal expert warns about Diamer-Bhasha dam's impact on climate change

Islamabad: A legal expert in Pakistan has opined that the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha dam may have a severe impact on the climate change.

Parallel threats of COVID-19, climate change, require ‘brave, visionary and collaborative leadership’: UN chief

New York/IBNS: To combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the “looming existential threat of climate disruption”, the only credible response is “brave, visionary and collaborative leadership” anchored in mutilateralism, the UN Secretary General António Guterres, said on Tuesday, during an international discussion focused on climate change.

US need to work with India to cut air pollution: Sanders

Washington/UNI: The US should work with India to cut air pollution and create good  renewable energy jobs instead of making defence deals, Senator and Democratic frontrunner in the November presidential election, Bernie Sanders said as a new report warned that climate change could turn into a "catastrophic" threat to national and global security in the coming decades.

Suriname’s climate promise, for a sustainable future

New York/IBNS: Suriname has become the second nation globally to outline updated plans to fight climate change in the hope of ensuring that any future increase in the temperature of the planet does not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

World's 'addiction to coal' has to be overcome as a key step in resolving climate change worries, says UN Secretary General

Bangkok/IBNS: There is no denying that climate change is the biggest threat to the planet, though people may differ about the accuracy of the figures offered by research organisations regarding the number of people who will be affected by climate change, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Bnagkok recently.

Coal addiction ‘must be overcome’ to ease climate change, UN chief says in Bangkok

New York/IBNS: In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park on Saturday where he told journalists that “coal addiction must be overcome”.

Sri Lanka dedicated to addressing climate change: Parliament speaker

Colombo/ Xinhua/UNI: Sri Lanka's parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said on Saturday that the country was dedicated to addressing climate change and taking all steps necessary to mitigate the crisis brought about by it.

UN chief praises Japanese climate resilience, as Typhoon Hagibis cleanup begins

New York: With Typhoon Hagibis causing destruction and loss of life in Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has praised the leadership role the country is playing in climate resilience, and its “extensive and efficient preparation for this latest extreme weather event”.

Climate emergency: City mayors are 'world's first responders', says UN chief

New York: City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors’ summit in Copenhagen.

Dozens of climate activists arrested in New York during protest

New York (Xinhua/UNI) Over 60 people were arrested here during a climate change protest as the group occupied an intersection in Times Square and blocked traffic for miles.

UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

New York: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

UN’s Guterres: Broad climate ‘movement’ has begun, but there’s a long way to go

New York: When it comes to the climate emergency, “we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken. 

Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest urgency’, Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly

New York: Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, “is a generational tragedy” for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.

Nauru President warns of possible climate change ‘economic Armageddon’

New York: Climate change is putting Pacific tuna fish stocks at risk, potentially creating an “economic Armageddon” for Nauru, President Lionel Aingimea warned the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Brazilian President speaks out against ‘media lies’ surrounding Amazon fires

New York: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke out against what he characterized as “media lies” about the Amazon and  alleged manipulation of the indigenous people who live there.