Category: Climate Change

Global warming report, an ‘ear-splitting wake-up call’ warns UN chief

A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a UN scientific panel, should be heard around the world as an “ear-splitting wake-up call” said UN chief António Guterres. He said the long-awaited findings show that “climate change is running faster than we are – and we are running out of time.” The IPCC, or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

Bet on ‘green economy’, Guterres urges world leaders, bestowing top UN award on Indian PM

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday conferred the Organization’s highest environmental honour on India’s Prime Minister, recognizing Narendra Modi’s efforts against climate change and pollution. “Prime Minister Modi represents an extraordinary legacy,” said Mr. Guterres at the “Champions of the Earth” award ceremony, in the Indian capital New Delhi. “Prime Minister Modi not only recognizes, knows […]

‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return, warns UN chief

The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate action, to reverse course. The pledge made by world leaders in the Paris […]

To beat hunger and combat climate change, world must ‘scale-up’ soil health – UN

Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science. On Sunday, more than 2,000 scientists gathered in Rio de Janeiro under the theme “Soil Science: Beyond food and fuel,” for a week […]

Hunger surges amid deadly conflicts, poor weather conditions in many countries – UN agriculture agency

Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) new Crop Prospects and Food Situation reveals that since its last report in March, the number of countries requiring external […]

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”. In his message marking the day on 5 June, he said a healthy planet was essential for a prosperous and peaceful […]