The world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures, the head of the UN’s weather agency said on Thursday.
Climate change and global warming are the main challenges faced by communities living in the mountains of Nepal, according to a representative from the country’s Mountaineering Association.
The official entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change which commits 193 countries to limit global temperature rises to below 2 degrees, is an “extraordinary milestone."
Although air travel accounts for less than two per cent of the emissions that contribute to global warming, the aviation industry is doing its part to protect the environment.
Human health is bound to suffer if global warming goes beyond the limits agreed in December at the Paris climate change conference.
That’s the view of Jörg Hacker, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Local climate action is vital to ensure that the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is met.
Tackling climate change is the only way to address poverty, according to the UN’s leading expert on climate issues.