Environment/Science
New York: Support for climate adaptation in Africa is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in appealing for greater action to provide renewable energy to hundreds of millions who still lack access to reliable and affordable electricity. more
Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

New York: As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, ...

UN chief urges ‘clear and credible’ plans to achieve net zero

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged all countries, companies and financial institutions to commit to net zero or carbon neutrality, with “clear and credi ...

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns

New York: More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2 ...

Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges

New York: Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real pr ...

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

New York: Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on ...

Planet-warming trend continues: 2020 closes hottest decade on record – UN weather agency

New York: As 2020 draws to a close, it leaves in its wake the warmest decade on record and one of the three hottest years ever measured, according to the UN weather agency.

UN warns of catastrophe as second hurricane in two weeks hits Central America 

New York: The United Nations warned on Tuesday of catastrophic consequences from Hurricane Iota, the second major tropical cyclone to hit Central America this month.  

UN chief urges ministers to provide ‘decisive leadership’ on climate action

New York: With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and ...

Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world

New York: Top UN officials working to preserve the natural world are urging “action now” ahead of a crucial biodiversity summit this week, where world leaders will reaffirm th ...