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


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Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis
2019-09-06 09:30:04

Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis

The world’s biggest producers of meat, dairy and seafood are failing to tackle the enormous impact they are having on the planet through deforestation, the routine use of antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions

Decades of progress ‘can be wiped out overnight,’ UN chief laments at climate session in Yokohama
2019-09-02 12:05:16

Decades of progress ‘can be wiped out overnight,’ UN chief laments at climate session in Yokohama

“Little undermines development like disaster,” UN Secretary-General Guterres told attendees at a thematic session on Africa and climate change, on day two of the Tokyo international Conference on African Development

Switzerland to become climate neutral by 2050, says government
2019-08-30 16:05:52

Switzerland to become climate neutral by 2050, says government

Switzerland should become climate neutral by 2050, the Swiss government has declared. It has tightened its target based on new scientific findings published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Human impacts on oceans nearly doubled in recent decade
2019-08-15 12:15:07

Human impacts on oceans nearly doubled in recent decade

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world's oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could double again in the next decade without adequate action

Japanese consortium to build world’s first electric tanker
2019-08-14 14:25:31

Japanese consortium to build world’s first electric tanker

Reducing carbon emissions means more than just every car on Earth being a Tesla. As bad as the amount of carbon pouring into the atmosphere from millions of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles is, the emissions from shipping are far worse

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition
2019-07-30 17:05:09

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition

Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming