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UN Environment Programme

2021 among seven hottest years on record: UN

The past seven years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations confirmed Wednesday, adding that 2021 temperatures remained high despite the cooling effect of the La Nina weather phenomenon.

2021 among seven hottest years on record: UN

Weather disasters killed 2m in last 50 years: UN

In total, there were more than 11,000 disasters attributed to these hazards globally since 1970, causing more than two million deaths and some $3.64 trillion in losses.

Weather disasters killed 2m in last 50 years: UN

British council organises event on climate action

British council in partnership with the Hunger Project has organised a programme virtually titled “Challenge Grant Certificate Presentation and SAP Showcasing Programme” on 18 August

British council organises event on climate action

World leaders out of excuses on climate change, Thunberg, youth activists say

The world's children cannot afford more empty promises at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), youth activists including Greta Thunberg said, after a UN report found ...

World leaders out of excuses on climate change, Thunberg, youth activists say

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Road map needed for the ecosystem

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, forests in Bangladesh decline at a rate of 2.6 per cent, double than that of the average rate globally. According to ...

Road map needed for the ecosystem

In-person UN summit 'key to addressing climate concerns'

A global summit aimed at tackling pressing climate change concerns must go ahead in-person, the event's president said, as fears mount that delegates will pull out because of surging coronavirus cases

In-person UN summit 'key to addressing climate concerns'

Climate talks resume online as pressure to act grows

For the first time since 2019 and following a flurry of net-zero pledges from the world’s largest emitters, UN climate negotiations resume Monday in a virtual format just six months before the crunch ...

Protesters with placards and banners block the street during a demonstration organised by climate change activists from Extinction Rebellion outside the Brazilian embassy in central London on 23 August 2019 calling on Brazil to act to protect the Amazon rainforest from deforestation and fire.

Urgent response needed to tackle worsening water crisis: UN expert

The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment David Boyd on Wednesday called for a robust and rapid global response to the world's worsening water crisis

Somalia’s bread basket has become a dust bowl as the life-giving waters of the mighty Shabelle river run dry amid intense drought in the war-torn country

UN chief backs new blueprint to end 'suicidal' war on nature

The United Nations Environment Programme report builds on the findings of previous global studies to help governments, businesses and other actors adopt a more joined-up approach to tackling ...

UN chief backs new blueprint to end 'suicidal' war on nature

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.Consolidated data from five ...

Last three years hottest on record: UN
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