Environment
Climate Change
New York, Feb 14 (Just Earth News): Failure to act now to make food systems more resilient to climate change will seriously compromise food production in many regions, which in turn could fail international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, the United Nations agricultural agency warned on Monday. more
Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predicts

New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching †...

Agriculture must adopt climate-smart practices to better help poverty reduction – UN report

New York, Oct 17 (Just Earth News): The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhous ...

UN highlights agriculture's potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance

New York, Sept 27 (Just Earth News): The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the ...

Citing vulnerability of small islands, Pacific leaders urge early entry into force of Paris climate accord

New York, Sept 24 (Just Earth News): Addressing the annual debate of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from Pacific Small Island Developing States underlined on F ...

Small island nations urge UN General Assembly to act to save their very existence

New York, Sept 23 (Just Earth News): Leaders of low-lying island States threatened with being flooded out of existence by rising seas again took to the podium of the United Nations General A ...

‘There is no time to waste’, Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force

New York, Sept 21 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change ...

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

London, Sept 20 (Just Earth News: A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall i ...

At G20 in China, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals

New York, Sept 4 (Just Earth News): At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the conference's focus on s ...

INTERVIEW: "Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people"

New York, Aug 17 (Just Earth News): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in M ...