Climate and Environment

Urban leaders, influencers, chart new path for world cities

Mayors of Mexico City, Bogotá, New Orleans, Freetown, Gaziantep and Barcelona joined other urban leaders, designers, activists and thinkers from around the world on Wednesday, to chart a new path for cities. 

Guterres urges developed countries to deliver on climate pledge for vulnerable nations 

With world leaders expressing hope that the goal of supplying $100 billion a year in climate finance support for developing countries is within reach, the UN Secretary-General warned on Tuesday that the target would likely not be met until 2023 and would require additional funding after that. 

Integrate water supplies and climate action, world leaders urge

Water and climate action must be integrated to ensure sufficient water supply in the face of a rising global population and environmental degradation, a coalition of world leaders said on Tuesday. 

In Madagascar, pockets of famine as risks grow for children, warns WFP

“Pockets of famine” have now been reported in Southern Madagascar, the UN World Food Programme (WFPsaid on Tuesday.

COP26 opens in Glasgow with calls for ambitious solutions to tackle climate emergency

The eyes of the world are on Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opens with UN diplomats and politicians alike calling for more action – and ambition – to set out new commitments for curbing greenhouse emissions and adapting to the impacts of a warming planet.