Environment/Science
New York: Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies warned on Monday. more
Climate crisis and economic shocks leave millions food insecure across Central America

New York: Reporting that hunger has increased almost fourfold in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in the past two years, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned tha ...

2021: Critical year to ‘reset our relationship with nature’, says UN chief

New York: During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly im ...

'Staggering' rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, new disaster research shows

New York: The first 20 years of this century have seen a “staggering” rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that “almost all n ...

Far more needed to ‘confront the world’s climate emergency’, UN chief tells ASEAN Summit

New York: Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres sai ...

Countries violate rights over climate change, argue youth activists in landmark UN complaint

New York: The failure of governments to act on the climate crisis, constitutes a violation of children’s rights, according to a landmark complaint presented to the UN Committee on t ...

Climate emergency ‘a new danger’ to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day

New York: Among the efforts to build a sustainably peaceful world, “urgent climate action is needed” to curb environmental threats to all our well-being and security, the Secr ...

COP24 addresses climate change displacement ahead of crunch migration meeting

New York: As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is lookin ...

‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return, warns UN chief

New York,  The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the ...

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

New York: Hurricanes, monsoon floods and continuing severe drought made 2017 the costliest year ever for severe weather and climate events, according to a new report by the United Nations ...