Climate and Environment

‘Surprise’ early heatwave in Europe, harbinger of things to come

Sweltering conditions in Europe have come earlier than expected this year but the bad news is, they’re the shape of things to come.

World has ‘gambled on fossil fuels and lost’, warns Guterres

The current global economic paradigm of infinite growth based on using up a finite amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, will only deliver a “permanent triple whammy of inflation, climate chaos and conflict”, the UN chief warned on Friday.

Climate change: More fossil fuel investment, just ‘delusional’, warns Guterres

New funding from governments for fossil fuel exploration or production is simply “delusional” the UN chief warned on Tuesday, adding that it would only “further feed the scourge or war, pollution and climate catastrophe.”

Yemen: UN launches crowdfunding campaign to head off decaying oil tanker threat

A social media campaign launched on Monday by the United Nations aims to bring the world closer to preventing a decaying supertanker, anchored off Yemen, from causing an oil spill that could spell disaster for the region and beyond. 

Maritime students send special SOS to upcoming UN Ocean Conference 

At first, they look like bright spots of white casting shadows on a lush green lawn. As the drone camera swoops into the sky, it becomes clear that these are people – more than 200 students from half a dozen different countries – lining up to spell out a clear message to the world: SAVE OUR OCEANS. 

‘Revitalize our seas’ UN chief urges on World Oceans Day

Ensuring a healthy and productive ocean that serves the whole planet, is a “collective responsibility” that can only be fulfilled by working together, the UN chief told an celebratory event marking World Oceans Day on Wednesday.

INTERVIEW: ‘Deliver the care our ocean needs – together’, urge co-hosts of UN conference

World Oceans Day marked on 8 June, reminds us of the significant role oceans have in everyday life. Moreover, the 2022 theme – Revitalization: collective action for the ocean – underlines the importance of acting together to save our ocean.

‘We can do better, we must’ declares departing UN climate change chief, as COP27 looms over horizon

The annual UN Climate Change Conference in the German city of Bonn began on Monday, designed to lay the groundwork for a successful COP27, due to take place in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh, in November.

Stockholm+50 issues call for urgent environmental and economic transformation

The Stockholm+50 environment conference came to a close on Friday with a call for real commitments to urgently address global environmental concerns, and for a just transition to sustainable economies, that work for all.

World Environment Day: Earth ‘cannot keep up with our demands’

“This planet is our only home”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day, to be marked this Sunday, warning that the Earth’s natural systems “cannot keep up with our demands”.