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UN to showcase initiatives against climate change

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 09:39

Communities, cities, businesses and governments that are taking the lead in tackling climate change can apply to have their game-changing initiatives recognized by the UN Climate Change secretariat.

Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 11:12

There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the UN WMO said on Monday.

UN talks limp towards global 2015 climate deal

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:34

Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at a meeting widely criticised as lacking urgency.

UN meet agrees on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 23:23

The UN Climate Change Conference here has agreed on a set of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests but negotiators from 195 nations were stuck on curbing global warming and finance for a Green Climate Fund.

France to host 2015 summit to finalise deal on global warming

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 19:08

France was Friday officially named as the host of the next climate conference in 2015 designed to seal a deal to tackle global warming.

Indian NGO organises poster exhibition at UN Climate meet

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 16:21

A poster exhibition organised by a leading green NGO from India on 20 years of climate talks has attracted the attention of environmentalists and civil society activists who are here to attend the UN Climate Change Conference.

Greenhouse gases at record high, warns UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 09:35

Concentration level of carbon dioxide, the key global warming pollutant in the atmosphere touched a record high level in the air in 2011, the UN weather agency said Tuesday.

Biofuel policy needs rethink, says UN expert

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 20:44

The UN special rapporteur on the right to food urged the EU for a rethink on biofuels Friday, saying huge errors had been committed in the initial enthusiasm for an alternative to harmful fossil fuels.

Durban: Rainbow effort to solve climate jigsaw

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011, 14:44

The latest round of global climate talks have begun in South Africa.

UN meets to mull climate change quick-fix options

Last Updated: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 18:38

On the heels of another halting round of talks on climate change, UN scientists this week will review quick-fix options for beating back the threat of global warming that rely on technology rather than political wrangling.

Climate change could trigger `mega-disasters`: UN

Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 09:45

Weather-related catastrophes brought about by climate change are increasing, the top UN humanitarian official said Sunday as he warned of the possibility of "mega-disasters".

UN climate change panel urged to review methods

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 20:24

The United Nations was Tuesday urged to review the working methods of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), following recent disclosures of mistakes in the organisation`s reports.