Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: Green industrial policies will be critical for developing countries to adapt to climate change, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said in a report published on Thursday. more
General Assembly debate underscores need to deliver on climate action

New York: Bridging the financial and technical gaps that will limit global warming, is the focus of a high-level debate in the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

‘Vague’ net zero promises not enough: planet still on track for catastrophic heating, UN report warns

New York: New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous glo ...

Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking work’ to protect the planet

New York: The Middle East Green Initiative launch in Saudi Arabia on Monday was hailed by the UN’s deputy chief as a valuable commitment and strategic vision, to transition regional ...

COP26: Praise for updated national climate plans, but ‘nowhere near’ goal

New York: New or updated climate action plans by governments can be effective in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but greater efforts are needed to keep global warming at bay, the ...

UN chief calls for China commitment to ‘ambitious’ climate goals

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on China to present an “ambitious” Nationally Determined Contribution in the run-up to the UN Climate Conference, COP26, st ...

‘No time to lose’ in curbing greenhouse gases – WMO report

New York: Last year, heat-trapping greenhouse gases reached a new record, surging above the planet's 2011-2020 average, and has continued in 2021, according to a new report published ...

'Landmark decision’ gives legal teeth to protect environmental defenders

New York: A 46-strong group of countries across the wider European region has agreed to establish a new legally binding mechanism that would protect environmental defenders, the UN Econom ...

Plastic pollution on course to double by 2030

New York: Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water continues to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment released on Thursday by the UN Env ...

1.5 billion people, living with soil too salty to be fertile

New York: Between 20 to 50 per cent of irrigated soils in all continents have grown too salty to be fully fertile, creating significant challenges for more than 1.5 billion people trying ...