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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.

In 'world of disquiet', UN must deliver for the people, Guterres tells General Assembly

New York: We are living in “a world of disquiet”, the United Nations chief told the High-level session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, urging the Heads of States present to advance “common good” while upholding “shared humanity and values”.

UN chief calls for ‘a fair globalization’ with first-ever Global Goals Summit

New York: “We need more investment, more political action, more priority for a fair globalization”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an interview on Thursday, when asked about his expectations for the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, on 24-25 September at New York headquarters.

At UN, youth activists press for bold action on climate emergency, vow to hold leaders accountable at the ballot box

New York: Students and young activists on Saturday threw down the gauntlet to world leaders heading to United Nations Headquarters next week for high-level climate talks, demanding that they “stop wasting time” and work harder to curb carbon emissions, “or we will vote you out.”

UN summits to urge ‘ambition and action’ on climate change, sustainable development: Guterres

New York: There are five key United Nations summits taking place next week to spur action on the climate crisis and other global concerns, which will showcase the UN as a “driver for meaningful, positive change”, according to the man at the helm of the Organization.

New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges

New York: The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande banged the gavel to open his year in office.

World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns

New York, Aug 9 (IBNS): More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.

Over 50 climate change protesters arrested in Australia's Brisbane - Police

Moscow, Aug 6 (Sputnik/UNI) Australian police said on Tuesday that they had arrested and charged 56 protesters against climate change during an ongoing demonstration in the city of Brisbane.

Bangladesh is our best teacher in climate change adaptation, says former UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Dhaka

Dhaka, July 10 (IBNS):  Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon  on Wednesday praised Bangladesh and said the country has been the best teacher in the region of climate change adaptation.

'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

New York, July 1 (IBNS): The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.

Keeping cool in the face of climate change

New York, July 1 (IBNS): As global temperatures reach record highs, providing cooling systems which are effective, sustainable and which do not harm the environment is increasingly essential for everyday life. That’s according to Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).