UN Environment

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15 01 2021 | 10:20

UN: Secretary-General's remarks to the One Planet Summit

  Dear friends, 2021 must be the year to reconcile humanity with nature. Until now, we have been destroying our planet. We have been abusing it as if we had a spare one. Our current resource use…

15 01 2021 | 10:01

Abusing our planet as if we had a spare one’: UN chief leads call for action on nature crisis at summit.

Boris Johnson and Justin Trudeau were among world leaders pledging to tackle wildlife loss at One Planet Summit. The UN secretary-general has urged countries to do more to tackle the world’s climate…

30 12 2020 | 12:18

Global rich must cut their carbon footprint 97% to stave off climate change, UN says.

This year's economic shutdowns have done little to reduce the world's carbon emissions. While pollution has dipped, greenhouse gases keep accumulating in the atmosphere, locking in future decades of…

27 12 2020 | 07:35

Young Champions Of The Earth: Lefteris Arapakis - Fishing for plastic.

Lefteris Arapakis comes from a long line of fishers. For five generations his family has plied the bountiful waters off southern Greece, netting the same cod and red mulls that have sustained Greeks…

20 12 2020 | 07:50

UN youth advisors urge action on a green jobs-led COVID-19 recovery.

New report today sets out most urgent climate actions for world leaders in 2021, amid rising climate and unemployment anxiety among “Generation COVID”

17 12 2020 | 12:41

Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets.

Abstract Research reported during the past decade has shown that global warming is roughly proportional to the total amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. This makes it possible to…

15 12 2020 | 08:08

UN Urges World Leaders to Declare 'Climate Emergency' at Virtual Climate Summit.

World leaders should declare a "climate emergency" in their countries to spur action to avoid catastrophic global warming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in opening remarks at a climate…

13 12 2020 | 07:40

UN Chief Pleads for Stronger Climate Policies to End Fossil Fuel Addiction.

"The state of the planet is broken. Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal."

13 12 2020 | 06:49

Global soils underpin life but future looks ‘bleak’, warns UN report.

It takes thousands of years for soils to form, meaning protection is needed urgently, say scientists. Global soils are the source of all life on land but their future looks “bleak” without action to…

12 12 2020 | 07:06

United Nations ActNow campaign joins forces with award-winning Baobab Studios to promote individual climate action.

New York, 10 December 2020 — The United Nations ActNow campaign is collaborating with the award-winning interactive animation company Baobab Studios to promote individual action on climate change and…

10 12 2020 | 12:13

UN Report Finds World Leaders Fall Short of Meeting Paris Agreement Goal.

World leaders could use the coronavirus pandemic to shave 25% off their greenhouse gas emissions with green recovery packages, according to a report released today by the UN Environment Program (UNEP…

28 11 2020 | 07:43

UN Releases $100M in Bid to Prevent Famine in 7 Countries.

NEW YORK - The United Nations released $100 million from an emergency fund Tuesday in a bid to avert famine in seven at-risk countries.   "Famine can be prevented, but we have to act in time to make…

27 11 2020 | 12:19

More than 3 billion people affected by water shortages, data shows.

UN warns about consequences of not conserving water and tackling climate crisis. Water shortages are now affecting more than 3 billion people around the world, as the amount of fresh water available…

19 11 2020 | 10:06

The Secretary General : Remarks on Climate Action to European Council on Foreign Relations.

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you for inviting me to speak today.   I will focus my remarks on the climate crisis and the need for heightened climate action.   Recently, we have seen…

16 11 2020 | 08:03

UN campaign empowers kids to take climate action and protect the planet.

Superheroes mobilize children under 12 to recycle, save water and energy

16 11 2020 | 07:16

United Nations releases special 2020 broadcast calling for collective action.

On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals – in the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our economies and…

09 11 2020 | 07:15

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Escaping the ‘Era of Pandemics’: Experts Warn Worse Crises to Come /Options Offered to Reduce Risk   

27 10 2020 | 09:26

Climate change increasingly threatens human health, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa.

Multi-agency report highlights the current and future state of the climate in Africa  Geneva/Addis Ababa, 26 October 2020 – Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and…

19 10 2020 | 08:32

European Top Court Upholds French Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides.

The European Court of Justice on Oct. 8 found that France did not violate EU rules when it banned certain chemicals considered harmful to bees.   The legal row between the French Crop Protection…