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UN / IPCC CLIMATE REPORT

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the effects of climate change are already occurring on all contingents and across the oceans. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to the risks, but that those risks will be difficult to manage with high levels or warming. [...]

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WHO / AIR POLLUTION

New estimates released by WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could [...]

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / BLOOMBERG CLIMATE CHANGE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his newly appointed Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. The role of the Special Envoy will be to galvanize urban action to reduce greenhouse emissions ahead of the United Nations climate summit this coming September. UNTV

21 Feb 2014 | Read More »

WMO/ GREENHOUSE GAS

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high last year, with a 32 percent increase in radiative forcing between 1990 and 2012. CH UNTV / FILE

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP/ EMISSION GAP REPORT

If the global community do not immediately embark on wide-ranging actions to narrow the greenhouse gas emissions gap, the chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C in this century will swiftly diminish and open the door to a host of challenges, according to the report of the United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP /FILE

5 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / AIR POLLUTION

The UN Economic Commission for Europe says legislation is already in place and working to combat air pollution following last week's announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that air pollution causes cancer. CH UNTV/FILE

21 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / AIR POLLUTION CANCER

The specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). WHO/ IARC / FILE

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / HARMONY WTH NATURE

United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon told a General Assembly meeting commemorating 'Mother Earth Day' that “we have to confront the hard truth that our planet is under threat” and that “when we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home and our future survival. UNTV

22 Apr 2013 | Read More »

INDIA / SANITATION

Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people don't have access to toilets, most notably in villages. The lack of sanitation is the cause of one in every ten deaths in India. Diseases cause billions of dollars in economic loss. WORLD BANK

16 Mar 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / WHO – FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI

A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster inJapanconcluded that, for the general population inside and outside ofJapan, the predicted risks are low. WHO / FILE

28 Feb 2013 | Read More »

 

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