Environment/Science
New York: With significant travel restrictions and large portions of personnel working from home in 2020, the UN system generated approximately 25 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than in the year before. more
‘Dramatic’ boost needed in climate adaptation: UN environment agency

Although policies and planning for climate change adaptation are increasing, financing and implementation lag behind, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report launched on ...

‘Vague’ net zero promises not enough: planet still on track for catastrophic heating, UN report warns

New York: New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous glo ...

UN chief calls for China commitment to ‘ambitious’ climate goals

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on China to present an “ambitious” Nationally Determined Contribution in the run-up to the UN Climate Conference, COP26, st ...

UN chief promotes ‘enormous’ benefits of greener cities

New York: For the UN Secretary-General, the benefits of making cities more environmentally friendly are “enormous”, and include reduced climate risk, more jobs, and better hea ...

Keep raising your voices, UN chief tells young climate leaders

New York: With the climate crisis already devastating lives and incomes, young people will be critical to driving global action forward, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ...

UN Women’s feminist roadmap tackles triple crises of jobs, care and climate

New York: The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organization on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the less ...

Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report

New York: Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful t ...

Secretary-General calls for bold action to end biodiversity crisis

New York: With one million species at risk of extinction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for greater leadership and political will to end the biodiversity c ...

UN weather agency seeks to confirm 48.8°C ‘record’ heat spike in Sicily

New York: UN weather experts said on Thursday that they’re “actively looking” into a possible record temperature for Continental Europe of 48.8 Celsius (119.8 Fahrenheit ...