Environment/Science
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) near the town of Syracuse in Sicily, amid devastating wildfires in Mediterranean countries and Russia. more
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 ...

Prioritize people and planet, UN chief urges Asian and Pacific nations

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on Asian and Pacific countries not to base their pandemic recovery strategies on “outdated and unsustainable economic models&rdqu ...

Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for commitment to restoring the planet, and to making peace with nature, in his message to mark International Mother Eart ...

Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a g ...