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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 (WMO). Preliminary data released by the UN agency shows that 2016's global temperatures are…

14 Nov 2016 / Listen /

"Absolute devastation" witnessed by UN chief in Haiti

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"Absolute devastation;" that's how the UN chief, Ban Ki-moon described what he saw on Saturday as he visited the…

15 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Deal on greenhouse gas HFCs welcomed by UN

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An agreement reached by more than 150 countries to phase out a global warming greenhouse gas has been welcomed…

15 Oct 2016 / Listen /

European parliament "underscores" climate commitment: UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

European parliamentarians have "underscored their commitment" to fight climate change by backing the ratification of the Paris Agreement, UN…

4 Oct 2016 / Listen /
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