News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. From the Field: Young Fijians work with older generation for a sustainable future

    - UN News

    On the island nation of Fiji, young people are working in solidarity with their elders, benefiting from their knowledge and experience to protect the fragile ecosystem.

  2. After the storm: what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration

    - UN News

    A tiny Caribbean Island known as 'the flower of the ocean' was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was minimal, the impact on precious ecosystems deeply changed the perspective of its inhabitants. Two years later, they’re still working to restore their environmental treasures and preparing for whatever curveballs climate change might throw at them next.

  3. Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

    - UN News

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    A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in announcing the news on Thursday. 

  4. Tragic Irony of Hunger Deaths in Karamoja, Uganda Amidst Plenty of Climate Adaptation Technologies

    - Inter Press Service

    Kampala, Aug 11 (IPS) - Hundreds of people have died of famine in Uganda’s Karamoja region, and local leaders say that some people are now eating grass to survive.

  5. ‘Catastrophic’ drought displaces one million in Somalia, world asked to ‘step up’ support

    - UN News

    A devastating drought in Somalia has reached unprecedented levels, leaving one million people within the country currently registered as displaced, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday.

  6. Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

    - UN News

    UN experts on Wednesday denounced the decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that upholds people’s right to access information, as well as justice, in environmental matters. 

  7. Climate Change Conclusion: Time for Bold Action

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Aug 10 (IPS) - With climate change bringing about increasing numbers of human deaths and untold sufferingand rising economic, social, and environmental consequences worldwide, it’s time for governments to take bold action to address the climate change emergency.

  8. UN's Education Summit: An Opportunity to Create a Bottom-Up Global Governance

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug 10 (IPS) - The upcoming summit on Education, part of the UN Secretary General’s ambitious agenda, can truly bring accountability and participation to the inevitably new ways education will be imparted in the future.

  9. Nuclear-free Mongolia a ‘symbol of peace in a troubled world’: Guterres

    - UN News

    In a visit to Mongolia on Tuesday, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the UN’s full solidarity for the country, which he described as “a symbol of peace in a troubled world”. 

  10. Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

    - UN News

    Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

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