Environment/Science
Environment/Science
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world. more
Smart, sustainable maritime transport critical to global recovery: UNCTAD

Although the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on maritime trade last year was less severe than expected, the knock-on effects will be far reaching and could transform the sector, the UN t ...

Two quakes of over 6 magnitude rock Iran

Tehran/UNI/Sputnik: Two earthquakes of 6.0 and 6.3 magnitude occurred on Sunday in southern Iran, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

As COP26 deadline slips, negotiators to keep working to agree crucial climate deal

New York: COP26, the UN climate summit in Glasgow, is running into overtime, as leaders and negotiators will keep working to reach a deal that could spare the world from catastrophic glob ...

UN chief welcomes China-US pledge to cooperate on climate action

New York: Wednesday’s announcement that China and the United States have agreed to collaborate more closely on climate action was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guter ...

UN system generated 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

New York: With significant travel restrictions and large portions of personnel working from home in 2020, the UN system generated approximately 25 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than ...

New FAO analysis reveals carbon footprint of agri-food supply chain

New York:  Food processing, packaging, transport, household consumption and waste disposal are pushing the food supply chain to the top of the greenhouse gas emitters list, according ...

Pakistan's Lahore, Karachi rank among world's top four most polluted cities

Islamabad: Two Pakistani cities, Lahore and Karachi, have been included in the list of top four cities in the world where air pollution level is very high.

By 2030, half world’s population will be exposed to flooding, storms, tsunamis

New York: By the year 2030, an estimated 50 per cent of the world's population will live in coastal areas which are exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis.

‘Dramatic’ boost needed in climate adaptation: UN environment agency

Although policies and planning for climate change adaptation are increasing, financing and implementation lag behind, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report launched on ...