UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change
New York, July 21 (IBNS): Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global push by the United Nations agriculture agency announced during World Forest Week.
Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit
New York, May 16 (IBNS): None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.
At Asian forum, UN chief calls for more equitable globalization, urgent action on climate change
New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): The world must act to spread the benefits of globalization more fairly while avoiding the perils of protectionism, the United Nations chief said on Tuesday.
Climate change could force over 140 million to migrate within countries by 2050: World Bank Report
Washington, Mar 20 (IBNS): The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see over 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050, creating a looming human crisis and threatening the development process, a new World Bank Group report finds.
City of Toronto leads in developing Canada's green fleet plan
Toronto, Sep 27 (IBNS): City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada recently purchased two 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs -- level three electric vehicles â€“ in City's response to the development of its Consolidated Green Fleet Plan to combat climate change and poor air quality -- and has become one of the first governments in Canada to include level three electric vehicles in its fleet, a City of Toronto news release said.