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Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy: UN

Paris - The world's nations must urgently ramp up commitments to cut planet-warming carbon emissions to avoid "human tragedy", the United Nations warned on Thursday.

UN praises Pope's 'clarion call' for climate change action

Nairobi - Pope Francis' global plea for action to prevent climate change is a "clarion call" for people to change behaviour and "alter history", the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Luxury hotels linked to palm oil plantations, forest destruction

If you remember those quaint drawings of big fish eating progressively smaller fish, until there's only one big fish at the end, you have the general gist of how palm oil companies often destroy rain forests.

‘Inspirational’ Dutch teenager wins UN's top environmental award

Geneva - Dutchman Boyan Slat has become the youngest ever winner of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award for his inspirational work to clean up the world’s oceans.

UN report: Dangers from hormone-disrupting chemicals in daily use

In what it described as a ‘landmark’ report the United Nations Program for Environment (UNEP) along with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report examining the effect of hormone disrupting chemicals on humans and wildlife.

Report: World bee decline signals ‘sixth major extinction’

Geneva - A new report on honey bee and pollinator decline indicates a “sixth major extinction” of biological diversity is currently underway, caused by habitat loss, pollution, pest invasion, and disease, leading to ecosystem havoc vital to human livelihood.

UN: Nations must keep CO2-limiting pledges to slow global warming

It’s not too late to slow the rise of global temperatures, but nations must stick to the pledges they’ve made to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report issued in advance of next week’s climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico

Green air conditioning at the production stage

Renewable energy sources for air conditioning have been exercising minds at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for a while now. Air conditioners eat power, and frequently black out whole grids. They also produce HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons).

Montreal Protocol Brings World Together To Protect Ozone Layer

Today marks the start of the United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP) Montreal Protocol. Environment officials from around the world hope to reach an agreement on new steps to further protect the ozone layer.
 

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