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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.

Healing of ozone layer gives hope for climate action: UN report

The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures.

Scientists from UN-run climate change panel to present key global warming report for world leaders

Scientists from the United Nations-run Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and representatives from its 195 member governments, are meeting in South Korea, to reach agreement over a key summary for policymakers into the impact of a 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global warming, above pre-industrial levels.

Small and sustainable: “Tiny houses” could be solution to world’s housing problems

They’re small, self-sustaining – and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer.

Consumers can help bring down 'e-waste mountain': UN report

The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million heavy-duty trucks lined up from New York to Bangkok and back.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General

Finance will be the “decisive factor” between winning or losing the battle against climate change.

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UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen

A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into “green” energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country.

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News in Brief 28 November 2017 (PM)

New UN initiative aims to train young leaders in the global south

A new UN partnership aims to empower and train young leaders in the southern hemisphere.

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Make communities more resilient to future climate shocks: UNEP official

Governments have a “huge responsibility” in ensuring that communities can respond to rising sea levels or other impacts of climate change, a senior official with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has said.

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More action needed to combat climate change: environment chief

Recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, monsoon flooding in Asia and other weather-related disasters around the globe are an indication that the world needs to do more to address the impact of climate change.

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