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 â€˜brave, visionary and collaborative leadershipâ€™: 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.
Surinameâ€™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 â€˜must be overcomeâ€™ 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.
UNâ€™s Guterres: Broad climate â€˜movementâ€™ has begun, but thereâ€™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 â€˜greatest urgencyâ€™, 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.