Environment/Science
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 lessons of the past, and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better. more
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 ...

Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, says IPCC

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

Global push needed to ensure ‘clean, affordable and sustainable electricity’ for all

New York: During the last decade, more people around the world have gained access to electricity than ever before. However, the number still not connected has grown in Nigeria, the Democr ...

UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to counter ‘triple environmental emergency’

New York: Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Rest ...

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 ...

Cut methane emissions to avert global temperature rise, UN-backed study urges

New York: Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the ...

Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss

New York: All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous 2.4 degree Celsius temperature rise by the end of this century, UN Secretary G ...