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Sticking to lower 1.5C warming limit would protect world economy – UN

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov. 16, 2016 - Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, a goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, would avoid economic...

UN expert urges Turkey to release detainees amid “grave concern” about free speech

GENEVA/ANKARA, Nov. 18, 2016 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today expressed deep...

WMO: Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Nov. 17, 2016 - African least developed countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems...

Study: Six G20 countries failing to take action in line with their Paris Agreement...

Nov. 17, 2016 - Argentina, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States have not been undertaking sufficient domestic efforts to match their...

Extreme weather costs global economy $520 billion, forces 26 million people into poverty every...

Nov. 15, 2016 - In 2013, an estimated one million Filipinos were plunged into poverty after Typhoon Haiyan sapped $12.9 billion from the national...

WMO: 2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015

Nov. 14, 2016 - It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the...

Burma: Massive Destruction in Rohingya Villages

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 14, 2016 - High-definition satellite imagery shows widespread fire-related destruction in ethnic Rohingya villages in Burma's Rakhine State, Human Rights...

M7.8 earthquake 58 mi NNE of Christchurch, New Zealand

November 13, 2016 - The earthquake happened in New Zealand , County of Canterbury. The nearest places are Waiau, Rotherham, Phoebe, Ethelton, Mina, Spotswood,...

Cities, Towns, Regions Partner to Achieve Paris Goals

MARRAKECH, Nov. 10, 2016 - Cities, towns and regions are making big impacts in implementing their climate commitments by acting locally and partnering globally,...

What we can learn from market’s reaction to a President Trump

November 9, 2016 - Global financial markets plunged as Donald Trump appeared headed toward victory in the U.S. presidential election. Futures on the Standard &...

Simulation brings global 100% renewable electricity system alive for the first time

Nov. 3, 2016 - A new model developed by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) shows how an electricity system mainly based on solar and...

French billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Nov. 2, 2016 - Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human...

New record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human Rights pass 500

GENEVA, Nov. 2, 2016 - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, already the world’s most translated document, is now available in more than 500...

Impunity for crimes against journalists must end to protect open democratic societies – experts...

November2, 2016 – On the morning of 1 November 2015, the day before the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists last...

Water conflicts between Asian nuclear powers pose global threat

Oct. 31, 2016 - The current political rhetoric between India and Pakistan underlines the risk of failing to manage correctly and cooperatively vital water...

Report: Food and Energy Demand Drives 58 Percent Decline in Global Wildlife Populations

Oct. 26, 2016 - Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and...

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar – Winners of the 2016 Sakharov Prize for...

October 27, 2016 - The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the awarding of the 2016 Sakharov Prize...

Climate change: Voters will be hot under the collar by 2099

Oct. 26, 2016 - By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, says Nick...

WMO: Globally Averaged CO2 Levels Reach 400 parts per million in 2015

Oct. 24, 2016 - Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million...

Iraq: Investigate Mosque Strike That Killed Civilians

Beirut, October 24, 2016 – At attack on October 21, 2016, hit the women’s side of al-Khani mosque in Daquq, 30 kilometers south of...