Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: Most of the globe was drier than normal in 2021, with “cascading effects on economies, ecosystems and our daily lives”, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday. more
UNEP honours five protectors of Mother Earth

New York: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Tuesday, the 2022 Champions of the Earth for their transformative action to prevent, halt or reverse ecosystem degradation.†...

COP27 closes with deal on loss and damage: ‘A step towards justice’, says UN chief

New York: After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on ...

As COP27 deadline slips, UN chief urges negotiators to aim for ‘maximum ambition’ on loss and damage

New York: The 27th UN Climate Change Conference will close at least one day later than expected, the Egyptian Presidency announced on Friday, calling for negotiators to “shift gears ...

‘Stand and deliver’, urges UN Secretary-General as divides threaten COP27 negotiations ahead of deadline

New York: COP27 is scheduled to wrap up in 24 hours but countries remain divided on several significant issues including ‘loss and damage’, the UN Secretary-General said on Th ...

COP27: Protecting biodiversity is protecting the Paris Agreement

New York: For many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, but the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that t ...

Keep the 1.5°C goal alive, experts and civil society urge on ‘Energy Day’ at COP27

New York: The troubling expansion of oil, gas and coal projects, despite science telling us that fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avert the worst impacts of climate change, was the ...

‘Fossil fuels are a dead end’, says top UN climate adviser on ‘Decarbonization Day’ at COP27

New York: Negotiations, sharing solutions aimed at curbing emissions by the world’s biggest-polluting industries, as well as continued calls for climate justice and finance for hard ...

Young people reconsidering parenthood due to climate change, UNICEF poll reveals

New York: Climate change is forcing nearly half of young Africans to rethink their plans to have children someday, a global poll conducted by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has rev ...

Dirty fossil fuel investments and a new AI inventory of global emissions in the spotlight during ‘Finance Day’ at COP27

New York: The first of the ‘thematic’ days kicked off on Wednesday at COP27, focused on finance, and activists made it clear right from the start that there must be a global p ...