Environment/Science
New York: Confirmation that Europe has just had its chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday. more
Invasive pest spread another fallout from climate change, UN-backed study finds

New York: Climate change is making pests which ravage important agricultural crops even more destructive, heightening threats to global food security and the environment, a UN-backed stud ...

Everyone will lose unless humanity makes ‘peace with the planet’, declares Guterres

New York: Humanity is “waging a war on nature”, threatening biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution, the UN chief said on Friday.

Report reveals progress on environmentally protected areas, but quality must improve

New York: Although the world has made major progress toward a decade-long target for environmental protection areas, it has fallen far short on commitments regarding their quality, the UN ...

Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour, human rights group slams move

Rights groups and conservationists have criticized a $55m deal struck by the government of Sierra Leone with China to build an industrial fishing harbour on 100 hectares (250 acres) of be ...

Scale up funding for climate adaptation programmes, Guterres urges

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting pro ...

People, planet on ‘collision course’, warns UN Development Programme

New York: Countries must redesign their development pathways to reduce pressures exerted on the environment and the natural world, or risk stalling humanity’s progress, the United N ...

Carbon dioxide levels hit new record; COVID impact ‘a tiny blip’, WMO says

New York: Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep rising this year, the World Meteorological Organiz ...

UN chief stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality

New York: Although more Governments and businesses are committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the world is still falling far short of that goal, UN Secretary-General Antó ...

Bad situations ‘only get worse’ without disaster risk governance, UN chief says on International Day

New York: With nations facing multiple crises simultaneously and a dramatic rise in extreme weather events in recent decades, the UN Secretary-General has called for strengthening disaste ...