greenhouse gas emissions

Food systems account for over one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions

More than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity can be attributed to the way we produce, process and package food, a UN-backed study published on Tuesday has revealed. 

Carbon dioxide levels hit new record; COVID impact ‘a tiny blip’, WMO says  

Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep rising this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday.  

Greener tourism: Greater collaboration needed to tackle rising emissions

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling for enhanced cooperation between the transport and tourism sectors to combat climate change.

Every bite of burger boosts harmful greenhouse gases: UN Environment Agency

Even though meat production is known to be a major contributor to climate change and environmental destruction, worldwide demand for meat continues to rise, said UN environment agency, UNEP, in a statement released on Thursday.

Global aviation industry signs “historic” deal to cut emissions

The global aviation industry has reached a “historic” deal to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, a senior official with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has said.

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Paris conference shows world “stands together” against terrorism

The up-coming climate change conference in Paris shows that the international community “stands together” against terrorism.

That’s according to Wu Hongbo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

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Nuclear power’s role in reducing emissions, focus of new study

The important role nuclear power could play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the focus of a new report released by the UN Nuclear Agency, the IAEA.

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