UN on Climate Change

As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge

18 September 2017 - 5:08pm
Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajcak, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts to boost resilience and strengthen damage mitigation measures.

On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer

16 September 2017 - 1:00am
Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol &#8211 an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.

Much of the planet’s land severely degraded owing to increased consumption, UN warns

12 September 2017 - 6:26pm
A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years.

UN summit spotlights financial need to combat land degradation

6 September 2017 - 4:17pm
The head of the United Nations body tasked with addressing desertification today stressed the importance of financing for national commitments to combat land degradation, as a global summit on the issue got underway in China.

Ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF preparing supplies and communication lines to youth

6 September 2017 - 12:31pm
If Irma stays on its current track as a category 5 hurricane, it will bring devastating damage within hours to parts of the Caribbean, affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today cautioned.

At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need &#39major push&#39

28 August 2017 - 1:00am
Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected.

UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

4 August 2017 - 1:00am
United Nations Secretary-General today received a notification from the delegation of the United States expressing the country&#39s intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change as soon as it is eligible to do so, his spokesman has confirmed.

UN joins international community to salute park rangers&#39 dedication and commitment

31 July 2017 - 1:00am
Park rangers across the world face increasing challenges and risks due to a surge in poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife, the head of the United Nations entity on protection of endangered species today said, honouring the work of park rangers in protecting wild animals, plants and culture.