Category: Climate Change

Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islands

© Karl Bouro Yessie Mosby, one of the Torres Straits Eight climate activists, speaking at the Sydney Biennale. Facebook Twitter Print Email 23 September 2022Human Rights The UN Human Rights Committee found on Friday that Australia’s failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Islanders against climate change impacts, has violated their rights to enjoy their culture, free from “arbitrary interference” with […]

IPCC adaptation report ‘a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate’

© UNICEF/Inti Ocon/AFP-ServicesBack to back hurricanes in 2020 caused destruction and flooding across Central America, leaving thousands of people homeless.    28 February 2022 Climate and Environment UN scientists on Monday delivered a stark warning about the impact of climate change on people and the planet, saying that ecosystem collapse, species extinction, deadly heatwaves and floods are […]

UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems

© FAO/Giulio Napolitano Some areas of Niger have been degraded due to unsustainable land practices.   The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading a push for the world to scale up efforts to restore landscapes and forests over the next decade, with eyes on a target to salvage 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands, an area bigger than […]

Pacific small islands and ‘Big Ocean’ nations at UN Assembly make the case for climate action, shift to clean energy

UNDP Tuvalu/Aurélia Rusek The low-lying island nation, Tuvalu, in the Pacific Ocean is particularly susceptible to higher sea levels caused by climate change. Facing constant threats from climate change and wary of the possible spread of COVID-19 to their shores, Pacific Island leaders on Friday touted their own environmental action plans and called for more […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Shortsighted and ‘stupid mistake’ not to support affordable COVID vaccine for all, says Guterres

UN News/Ben Dotsei Malor – UN News’ May Yaacoub interviews UN Secretary-General António Guterres.     The march of COVID-19 which has “put us on our knees”, should be a lesson in humility for world leaders, and a lack of solidarity on the part of some richer nations towards developing countries, means we will all pay a heavy […]