UN on Climate Change

Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come &#8211 UN agency

20 June 2017 - 1:00am
Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weather agency reported today, warning of more heatwaves to come.

UN urges &#39reboot&#39 of drought responses to focus more on preparedness

19 June 2017 - 1:00am
Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to cope with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said today.

Help preserve land &#8211 our &#39home and future&#39 &#8211 UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification

17 June 2017 - 1:00am
With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification &#8211 the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change &#8211 United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities &#8220can build a future.&#8221

At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

13 June 2017 - 1:00am
Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 have urged the global community for new momentum to ongoing efforts towards transition to clean energy.

Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows &#39men can destroy the planet&#39, warns UN chief Guterres

10 June 2017 - 1:00am
Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today visited the Aral Sea &#8211 once the world&#39s fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement &#8211 where he urged the world to take lesson from the catastrophe and to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated.

UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy in message to EXPO 2017

10 June 2017 - 1:00am
Underlining the importance of energy, in particular for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent action to ensure that everyone has access to clean, affordable and efficient energy so that they can rise to their full potential.

All hands on deck: UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to preserve clean oceans, marine life

9 June 2017 - 1:00am
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wraps up with a global agreement to reserve the decline of the ocean&#39s health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.

&#39Unite for the ocean we need, for the future we want,&#8221 UNECSO chief says on World Oceans Day

8 June 2017 - 1:00am
A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has said, marking World Oceans Day with a strong call to mobilize and harness the best scientific knowledge to protect our planet&#39s vital oceans.

Musician Cody Simpson to be named &#39Ocean Advocate&#39 for UN development agency

7 June 2017 - 1:00am
To mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of the planet and people.

Record &#39green&#39 energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges &#8211 UN-backed report

7 June 2017 - 1:00am
The world is now adding more green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, a United Nations-backed report revealed today, showing that the &#8220renewables train has already left the station&#8221 and those who ignore this will be left behind.

At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

6 June 2017 - 1:00am
As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries.

FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

5 June 2017 - 4:36pm
The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5 to 9 June.

UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage

5 June 2017 - 1:34pm
Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials today urged coordinated global action to protect the planet.

Get outside, connect with the planet that sustains us, urges UN on World Environment Day

5 June 2017 - 1:00am
With well documented physical and mental health benefits of being in nature, the theme of this year&#39s World Environment Day &#8211 &#39Connecting People to Nature&#39 &#8211 the United Nations is highlighting the vast benefits, from food security and improved health to water supply and climatic stability, that clean environments provide to humanity.

FEATURE: UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

2 June 2017 - 1:49pm
Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in September 2015.

UN poised to open summit on world&#39s oceans; outcome will &#39call for action&#39 on ocean health

2 June 2017 - 1:00am
Warming oceans, depleting sea life and plastic pollution are on the agenda for next week&#39s ocean summit at the United Nations, which will call for urgent action to improve the health of the oceans, while also creating jobs and raising people out of poverty.

Green economy is &#39the economy of the future,&#39 says UN chief, urging commitment to climate action

2 June 2017 - 1:00am
Underscoring the threats posed by climate change &#8211 those already apparent, as well as those sure to impact the future of the planet &#8211 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged Governments worldwide to &#8220stay the course&#8221 and remain committed to climate action.

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a &#39major disappointment&#39 &#8211 UN

1 June 2017 - 1:00am
The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said that the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.