climate crisis

COVID, natural hazards and climate crisis in Asia and the Pacific expand ‘riskcape’

The convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic with natural hazards, made worse by climate change, has reshaped and expanded the disaster “riskscape” in Asia and the Pacific, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN’s regional commission there.

News in Brief 2 August 2021

  • Libyan coastal road reopening welcomed by UN chief
  • UN envoy concerned by increased violence in southwest Syria
  • Launch of #TheHumanRace UN-led campaign for climate action
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