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'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).

World faces ‘climate apartheid’ risk, 120 more million in poverty: UN expert

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Climate change “threatens to undo the last 50 years” of development, global health and poverty reduction, a United Nations expert said on Tuesday, citing the risk of a new era of “climate apartheid” where the rich buy their way out of rising heat and hunger.

It’s time we took a seat ‘at your table’: Guterres calls on world youth to keep leading climate emergency response

New York, June 24 (IBNS): Older generations have “failed to respond properly” to the climate emergency said the UN chief on Sunday, while the young are “stepping up to the challenge” and taking the lead to slow the destructive pace of global warming.

Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change, UN stresses on International Day

New York, May 23 (IBNS): The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That warning comes as the world marks the International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday, which this year highlights the impact of environmental neglect on food security and public health. 

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.