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Nations Are Undercounting Emissions, Putting UN Goals at Risk

They are supposed to be the climate-savers’ gold standard — the key data on which the world relies in its efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and hold global warming in check. But the national inventories of emissions supplied to the United Nations climate convention (UNFCCC) by most countries are anything but reliable, according to […]

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‘I Need You to Work Together’: Divisive COP28 President Urges Countries to Find Common Ground

Pre-COP talks are taking place this week to lay the groundwork for negotiations at the UN climate summit in late November. The COP28 presidency and two renewable energy organisations have urged governments to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030. A new report from the UAE presidency, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global […]

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Upcoming COP28 Summit Must ‘Respond Decisively’ to Gaps in Global Climate Action

Next month’s UN climate summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must respond decisively to the gaps in the intranational community’s response climate crisis, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohamed said on Monday. Ms. Mohammed, delivering opening remarks to a preparatory meeting, or Pre-Cop, being held in Abu Dahbi, underscored that the next UN climate summit was being […]

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‘Stop the Madness’ of Climate Change, UN Chief Declares

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the world to “stop the madness” of climate change as he visited the Everest region in Nepal where melting glaciers are putting entire communities at risk of extinction. Nepal has lost almost a third of its ice volume in 30 years, with glaciers melting 65 per cent […]

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Current Trajectory in Mideast Not Sustainable: UN Envoy

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland said on Tuesday that the current trajectory in the region is neither sustainable nor inevitable. The holy month of Ramadan, which overlapped with Christian Easter and Jewish Passover, witnessed shocking incidents of violence at the Holy Sites in Jerusalem and tensions across the occupied […]

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UN Envoy Calls for Sustainable Political Settlement of Yemen Crisis

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg on Wednesday called for efforts toward a nationwide cease-fire and a sustainable political settlement of the conflict. The overall military situation in Yemen continues to be relatively stable. Since a truce came into effect on April 2, 2022, Yemeni men and women have experienced almost a year of […]

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