climate

Thai cave boys spared thundershowers, highlighting extreme climate disruption: UN weather agency

Thundershowers that have been forecast in northern Thailand luckily did not materialize, easing the extraordinary rescue of a boys’ football team and their coach, who spent well over two weeks trapped in a cave complex there, UN weather experts said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 18 January 2018

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF

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Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion.

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

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 – an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.

“Essential” to implement Paris climate change deal: UN chief

The “unprecedented and growing” threat to the planet posed by climate change means that it’s “absolutely essential” to implement the Paris Agreement, said the UN chief on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 18 May 2017 (PM)

UN “alarmed” as dozens reported dead in heavy fighting around Syrian village

The UN said on Thursday it was alarmed at reports of dozens of deaths during heavy fighting in Syria, in and around the village of Aqareb.

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Advances in polar predictions reduce climate risks: WMO

A two-year international effort to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Earth’s Polar Regions has been launched by the UN weather agency, WMO.

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Climate deal has world on pathway to a clean energy future

Countries worldwide are on an “unceasing march” towards a clean energy future, according to a senior official with the UN Foundation.

Peter Ogden is Vice President for Energy, Climate and the Environment at the Foundation, which works to broaden support for the UN.

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INTERVIEW: 'We are in a very fortunate situation since the Paris Agreement was adopted' - UNFCCC Executive Secretary

The Paris Agreement on climate change remains a momentous diplomatic success, universally supported by all countries when it was adopted in 2015 at a United Nations conference, and as of today, it has been ratified by 141 nations, surpassing the threshold for its entry into force.