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Climate Change
New York: Although governments are prioritizing public health measures to protect their people from climate impacts, many lack the funds to take effective action, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report issued on Monday. more
Record atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, associated accumulated heat propelled planet into uncharted territory, says WMO

Record atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and associated accumulated heat have propelled the planet into uncharted territory, with far-reaching repercussions for current and future ...

World leaders urged to prioritize action on water and climate

New York: Countries must step up urgent action to address the water-related consequences of climate change, the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and nine other internat ...

Madagascar: Severe drought could spur world’s first climate change famine

New York: More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the Wor ...

Fossil fuel production ‘dangerously out of sync’ with climate change targets

New York: Despite increased climate ambition and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of energy from fossil fuels in 2030, than the amount t ...

AFP contributor Josh Edelson wins Covering Climate Now photography prize

New York (JEN): California-based photographer Josh Edelson, a contributor with the AFP since 2012, is one of the two photo category winners of the inaugural Covering Climate Now Journalis ...

Keep raising your voices, UN chief tells young climate leaders

New York: With the climate crisis already devastating lives and incomes, young people will be critical to driving global action forward, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ...

China headed towards carbon neutrality by 2060; President Xi Jinping vows to halt new coal plants abroad

New York: China is set to provide more COVID-19 vaccines to the world and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, President Xi Jinping told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, urging global le ...

Call for ‘decisive action now’ to avoid climate catastrophe

New York: Speaking alongside the UK Prime Minister in New York on Monday the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on world leaders for “decisive action now to a ...

Paris climate deal could go up in smoke without action: Guterres

New York: Unless wealthy nations commit to tackling emissions now, the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” to 2.7-degrees of heating by the end of the century, UN Secretary G ...