Environment/Science
Climate Change
New York, Nov 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ahead of the UN climate change conference starting on 30 November, a declaration on climate issues has been signed in Iceland by the city of Reykjavik and more than one hundred businesses and institutions, all pledging to take active measures to cut global warming by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and cut waste. more
UN stresses key role of water management in tackling challenges of climate change

New York, Nov 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a meeting on the links between water management and disaster risk reduction today, stressing ...

India, UK agree to partnership on energy and climate change

London, Nov 13 (JEN): As part of the historic visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK, the country and India reaffirmed the importance of addressing climate change and promoti ...

Green Climate Fund approves first eight investments to combat climate change

New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Meeting ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Paris, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, announced on Friday that it approved $168 million ...

Yemen: UN warns more than 1 million people could be impacted by flooding

New York, Nov 5 (JEN): While the United Nations is reporting that Cyclone Chapala – the rare tropical storm that slammed into Yemen’s southern coast on Tuesday, dumping perhaps ...

‘Climate change knows no national borders,’ Ban says

New York, Nov 5 (JEN): With the “deadline” for concluding a universal climate agreement just four weeks away, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned that despite month ...

Climate change poses ‘major threat’ to food security, warns UN expert

New York, Nov 4 (JEN): Climate change poses severe and distinct threats to food security, and could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080, a United Nations human r ...

Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turke ...

UNHCR backs plan to protect people fleeing disasters and climate change

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency has joined 110 nations to strengthen steps to protect people displaced across borders by disasters and climate change.

Bolivia: Ban urges action on climate change, says caring for planet is moral issue

New York, Oct 12 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking in Bolivia at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and the Defence of Life, said that the subject of ...