At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action
2020-01-24 13:30:37

At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action

The world is “doomed” in the face of climate change unless major industrial nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos


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Dutch supreme court upholds landmark ruling demanding climate action
2020-01-14 17:10:30

Dutch supreme court upholds landmark ruling demanding climate action

Court rules Dutch government has duty to protect citizens’ rights in face of climate change

As COP25 goes into the night, Guterres calls for more climate ambition
2019-12-20 18:45:08

As COP25 goes into the night, Guterres calls for more climate ambition

“Today is the last day of the COP25 in Madrid”, said Secretary-General António Guterres. “And I appeal to the delegates of all Member States to convey a message of ambition to the world”

Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief
2019-11-07 12:00:40

Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief

Tsunamis are rare, but when they strike, they are the deadliest and most costly of natural hazards. With half of the world’s population expected to live in coastal areas more prone to tsunamis by 2030

Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres
2019-11-06 10:10:39

Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres

Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world being split into two competing spheres, led by the United States and China

‘Cash Broke’ Elon Musk Donates $1 million to plant trees because a youTuber asked
2019-11-04 14:10:12

‘Cash Broke’ Elon Musk Donates $1 million to plant trees because a youTuber asked

Elon Musk recently told a court that, despite his vast paper worth, he didn’t have enough cash on hand to pay $75,000 in damages after the British diver from last summer’s Thai cave rescue mission sued him for defamation

How to halt global warming for $300 billion
2019-10-24 17:05:55

How to halt global warming for $300 billion

That’s the money needed to stop the rise in greenhouse gases and buy up to 20 years of time to fix global warming, according to United Nations climate scientists. It’s the gross domestic product of Chile