Environment/Science
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UN Secretary-General on Monday called on Asian and Pacific countries not to base their pandemic recovery strategies on “outdated and unsustainable economic models”, and to ensure that the world’s most populous region protects its environment and provides opportunities for all. more
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 ...

Renewable energy access key to climate adaptation in Africa: UN chief

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 ...

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.