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New Zealand youth ‘in frontline’ of fight against climate change: UN chief

New York, May 13 (IBNS): Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific Islands in New Zealand on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his gratitude for the leadership of the youth of the country in fighting climate change.

Russia plans to ratify Paris climate deal by year end : Deputy Prime Minister

Moscow, Apr 23 (Sputnik/UNI) Russia plans to ratify the Paris climate agreement by the end of this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev said on Tuesday.

Thousands join in climate protests in London

London, Apr 15 (Xinhua) Thousands of people joined in protests organized by climate group Extinction Rebellion on Monday in London, blocking traffic and disrupting business to demand action over the escalating ecological crisis.

Overhaul of global financial system a priority to fight against climate change and poverty, says major UN report

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warned that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combating climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030.

Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis, warns UNICEF

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report.

Fight against climate change and poverty will fail without overhaul of global financial system, says major UN report

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combatting climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030.

Internet goes nuts over Trump's global warming tweet

Washington DC, Jan 29 (IBNS): It is well known that US President Donald Trump believes climate change and global warming are hoaxes. He reasserted the fact in a recent tweet.

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. 

Four things the UN chief wants world leaders to know, at key COP24 climate conference opening

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that “we are in deep trouble” and asked decision-makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in the future of the planet.

Climate Change Focus: Lake Chad trees keep deadly drought at bay

New York, Nov 27 (IBNS): Tens of thousands of drought-resistant trees are being planted with the support of the UN in the Lake Chad region to restore vegetation cover around the lake, help farmers adapt to climate change, and support women's economic initiatives.

Conflict diamonds and climate change: Cooperate, don’t compete over natural resources urges Guterres

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): The struggle over natural resources often lies at the heart of violent conflicts, fuelling strife in many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging governments and everyone with a stake in valuable resources, to think hard about how they are managed and exploited.

Climate change not a hoax, says Trump; reckons scientists have a political agenda

Washington, Oct 15 (IBNS): Changing his past stance about climate change, US President Donald Trump has said that he believes that it is not a hoax, but accused scientists of having a political agenda.

UN’s Guterres on climate change: ‘We need to do more and we need to do it quicker’

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS): As governments prepare to meet later this year for the next round of climate talks, Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the need to speed up action on an issue that is “the absolute priority” for the United Nations.

Nigerian President calls for global action on climate change, Lake Chad crisis

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS): A variety of “festering” causes and effects surround crises around the world, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Tuesday, speaking on the first day of the high-level portion of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate.

To beat hunger and combat climate change, world must ‘scale-up’ soil health – UN

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS): Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science.