Environment/Science
New York: A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday. more
Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears

Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and making the most of new marine technology, are essential to sustainable ocean management, the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbo ...

Rescue us from our environmental ‘mess’, UN chief urges Stockholm summit

New York: Global wellbeing is at risk – and it’s in large part because we haven’t kept our promises on the environment – UN Secretary-General António Guterr ...

‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable energy future

New York: Today’s college graduates can become the generation to succeed “where my generation has failed” the UN chief said on Tuesday, urging the class of 2022, not to ...

Climate: World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

New York: There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time ...

Biodiversity and ecosystem protection highlighted on Mother Earth Day

New York: Marking International Mother Earth Day, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid urged on Friday, for collective action to safeguard biodiversity and protect ecosystems.

Moving away from coal ‘will not be easy’ but it is essential for our common future, UN deputy chief says

New York: The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General on Monday called on countries in Asia and the Pacific to speed up the shift from fossil fuels to new, low-carbon development models, ...

UN weather agency to spearhead 5 year early warning plan, boosting climate action

New York: The UN set an ambitious five year deadline on Wednesday for countries to ensure that citizens worldwide are protected by early warning systems against extreme weather and climat ...

UN system generated 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

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 ...

‘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 ...