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UK to host G7 summit in June to discuss COVID-19 recovery, climate change

London/Sputnik: The leaders of the seven world's leading industrial nations (G7) will meet from June 11-13 2021 in the English coastal county of Cornwall to address shared challenges such as the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and climate change, the UK government announced on Sunday.

Caribbean vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change, UN chief tells regional leaders

New York: The twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change present a once in a generation opportunity for the Caribbean and its development partners to form a new alliance for inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, the UN Secretary-General told regional Heads of Government on Thursday. 

Greta Thunberg asks US voters to choose Joe Biden

Stockholm: Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has asked voters in the US to elect Joe Biden.

Climate change ‘the defining challenge of our generation’ says New Zealand Ambassador

New York: There is no vaccine against climate change, the Permanent Representative of New Zealand told the UN General Assembly debate on Tuesday, noting that now more than ever, the international community must “step up, collectively and in the common interest.”

First Person: Turning ‘apathetic people into climate activists’; a young person’s view

An 18-year-old environmental campaigner from the United States has told UN News how she wants to “turn apathetic people into climate activists”. Sophia Kianni, whose family originally comes from Iran, is one of seven young people from across the world who have been selected to participate in the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. The group which was launched at the end of the July aims to engage young people in “an open and transparent dialogue” about climate issues.

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.