climate

News in Brief 2 December 2020

  • Making peace with nature must be top priority for all: UN chief 
  • Countries urged to reduce fossil fuel production to avoid ‘catastrophic’ temperature rise 
  • Pandemic driving down wages, with women and low-paid workers hard hit: ILO report
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UN chief to press G20 for greater solidarity and support during pandemic

When he addresses leaders of the world’s richest countries at the G20 summit this weekend, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver a simple message on the COVID-19 pandemic: “We need solidarity and cooperation. And we need concrete action now — especially for the most vulnerable.”  

News in Brief 30 September 2020

  • Earth’s web of life must be protected, UN chief Guterres tells biodiversity summit 
  • Older persons still ‘invisible’ despite pandemic spotlight, says rights expert 
  • UN Migration Agency to probe sexual abuse allegations 
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News in Brief 16 September 2020

  • Guterres speaks out in support of affordable COVID vaccine for all 
  • Ozone treaties ‘inspiring examples’ of political will: Guterres 
  • Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel finds 
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News in Brief 20 August 2020

  • Guterres makes urgent call to enact post-COVID sustainable recovery  
  • New sea tragedy underscores need to scale up rescue in the Mediterranean
  • Libya’s COVID-19 cases see 15-fold spike in under two months 
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News in Brief 23 June 2020

  • Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle: WMO
  • 600 million South Asian children at risk from COVID-19, says UNICEF
  • UN migration agency appeals for funding to help 460,000 people in central Sahel
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First Person: Humankind’s ‘modern mentality to tame’ the environment: A volcanologist’s view

The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing blueprint for the future of the Earth and it’s anticipated they will be realized by 2030. UN News joined the International Labour Organization on a visit to Hawaii where many people are already living or studying aspects of the goals in their everyday work.

News in Brief 10 March 2020

  • Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change 
  • Nicaragua: after two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled 
  • Burundi heads to elections as rights concerns persist 
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2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms

Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Wednesday. 

COP25: Support business efforts to tackle climate change, urges Guterres

The UN Secretary-General has called on business and civil society leaders to press Governments into articulating policies that support private sector efforts to address climate change.