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07 08 2022 | 08:37

Fuel crisis in the Central African Republic escalates humanitarian need

A growing lack of fuel in the Central African Republic (CAR), exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, is worsening an already critical situation for the 3.1 million people in the country who are in urgent…

07 08 2022 | 08:32

Statement by Inger Andersen on wildfires across Europe, North America and other parts of the world

While wildfires are a normal and even essential process in nature, there is nothing normal or natural about the blazes we are seeing raging across Europe, North America and other parts of the world.

04 08 2022 | 17:38

Launch of the Global Crisis Response Group Brief #3 - Energy Crisis

Calling record profits from oil and gas amid global energy crisis “immoral”, UN Secretary-General urges support to most vulnerable, and transition to renewables   

02 08 2022 | 19:05

Massive disruptions in the global energy market are undermining governments and people’s ability to cope

UN Secretary-General’s Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance lays out steps to address the global energy crisis

01 08 2022 | 19:50

Registration Opens for Africa Climate Week 2022

UN Climate Change News, 1 August 2022 – Registration is now open for this year’s Africa Climate Week (ACW 2022), to be held from 29 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon.

28 07 2022 | 20:34

AFRICA: WCS joins the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, for marine biodiversity

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that it has joined the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, an international initiative to increase the importance of smart blue foods in the face…

28 07 2022 | 19:59

Heatwave: Are wildfires happening more often?

Thousands of people have had to flee wildfires in France, Portugal and Spain. Fires are also burning in Alaska, north of the Arctic circle, and across northern Canada, and it's not long since smoke…

25 07 2022 | 20:36

LACCW 2022 Builds Crucial Regional Momentum for Climate Action ahead of COP27

UN Climate Change News, This year’s Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) in Santo Domingo wrapped up today, having helped build crucial regional momentum in the fight against climate…

20 07 2022 | 16:53

LAC Climate Week 2022 Opens with Strong Calls for Action

UN Climate Change News, 19 July 2022 – The public-facing segment of this year’s Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) opened in Santo Domingo today with strong calls for regional…

19 07 2022 | 13:09

BENIN: The World Bank supports access to water in rural areas with $250 million

The World Bank is releasing $250 million in financing for Benin. The funds will support investments in new drinking water supply infrastructure that can serve 3 million people in rural areas. The…

19 07 2022 | 12:13

One deep sea mine could send noise 500km across the ocean – report

Noise pollution from proposed deep-sea mining could radiate through the ocean for hundreds of kilometres, scientists predict, creating a “cylinder of sound” from the surface to the sea bed.

19 07 2022 | 12:07

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other…

19 07 2022 | 09:00

‘It’s a sham’: Egypt accused of restricting protest in run-up to Cop27

Five months before a pivotal UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, one of Egypt’s most prominent political prisoners remains behind bars. Now on his 89th day of a hunger strike, Alaa Abd El Fattah is…

19 07 2022 | 08:57

Humans need to value nature as well as profits to survive, UN report finds

Taking into account all the benefits nature provides to humans and redefining what it means to have a “good quality of life” is key to living sustainably on Earth, a four-year assessment by 82…

12 07 2022 | 19:49

AFRICA: At the World Urban Forum, the AfDB advocates sustainable urbanization

Faced with demographic growth that makes road traffic and access to housing difficult in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) recommends that African cities drive sustainable urbanization…

12 07 2022 | 07:26

UN warns of ‘looming hunger catastrophe’ due to Russian blockade

A looming hunger catastrophe is set to explode over the next two years, creating the risk of unprecedented global political pressure, the executive director of the UN World Food Programme has warned.

12 07 2022 | 07:22

‘Every year it gets worse’: on the frontline of the climate crisis in Bangladesh

Ever since she was a little girl, Amina Ahmed has been afraid of the water. Growing up in Sylhet, north-east of Bangladesh, the heavy rainfall that typically occurs during monsoon season would make…

12 07 2022 | 07:05

Conservatives blame the energy crisis on net zero climate goals – but what is really going on?

A range of factors is behind the rise in electricity prices, but net zero isn’t one of them. Energy markets and electricity systems are complicated beasts at the best of times, but throw in war,…

03 07 2022 | 21:26

Lisbon Declaration launches new chapter for ocean action - Day 5 Roundup of UN Ocean Conference

The week-long UN Ocean Conference concluded on 1 July, with the unanimous adoption of the Lisbon Declaration "Our ocean, our future, our responsibilit

28 06 2022 | 19:16

UNDP launches Ocean Promise

Commits to support recovery of nearly $1 trillion in annual socioeconomic losses caused by ocean mismanagement