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UN Global Perspective: focus on climate change, wastewater and Yemen

A view of the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay, California. 2016 made history with a record global temperature high, WMO reports. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Action must be taken "soon" to mitigate climate change: WMO Governments need to “act soon” to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius, according…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 13 February 2016 (PM)

Members of an Indian farmers group measure local groundwater levels at an observation well. Photo: FAO/Noah Seelam

Help small farmers adapt to climate change: FAO Agriculture holds the key to eradicating poverty and hunger in addition…

13 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Poorest countries face "obstacles" to realize sustainable transport

Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark

The world's poorest countries face "particular obstacles" in realizing sustainable transport according to a senior UN official. Gyan Chandra…

27 Nov 2016 / Listen /

2016 "very likely" to be world's hottest year on record

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This year is "very likely" to be the world's hottest year on record according to the  World  Meteorological Organization…

14 Nov 2016 / Listen /
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