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Air Pollution: Lockdown Improves The View, But Does It Improve The Vision?

6 Mins Read By: Carbon Copy Editorial Team The severe restrictions placed on the movements of people and goods in India and around the world have had a range of fascinating unintended consequences beyond the massive shock to livelihoods and the global economy. The most apparent of these has been the impact on the air quality in major urban […]

‘Nature Is Sending Us A Message’ Says UN Environment Chief

5 Mins Read By: Damian Carrington  Destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis is hurting humanity, with Covid-19 a ‘clear warning shot’, say experts. Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural […]

Aggressive Action To Address Climate Change Could Save The World US$145 Trillion

5 Mins Read By: Dana Nuccitelli Climate solutions are expensive investments in the short run but will yield huge long-term savings, according to new research by Project Drawdown. A respected research group, Project Drawdown, finds that deploying solutions consistent with meeting the Paris climate targets would cost tens of trillions of dollars globally. But crucially, those outlays would also yield […]

UN Chief António Guterres: Asia Must Quit “Addiction” To Coal Now

3 Mins Read In a speech in Bangkok, Thailand last Saturday, United Nations Chief Secretary António Guterres described climate change as the “defining issue of our time,” and that Asia must be on the “front line” to fight it by eliminating fossil fuels. Citing a recent Climate Central study that found that Asia is most at risk of […]

EXCLUSIVE: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Pens Op-Ed “Climate Change: An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold”

4 Mins Read In an exclusive op-ed passed onto Covering Climate Now partners, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urges the world to mobilise action for climate change. By: António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told […]

2 Billion People Will Face Extreme Ocean Events Every Year By 2050

4 Mins Read In a special report just released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), our world is facing unprecedented dangers posed by global warming, which will affect the oceans and cryosphere that humanity crucially depends on for life on earth. The findings are a chilling call for urgent climate action, especially in the […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Swedish Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg #GretaTheGreat

4 Mins Read It has been over a year since Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg made headlines when she staged her first school strike for climate change outside the Stockholm parliament building. The young climate activist has now become a global environmental figurehead, spearheading the planetwide #FridaysForFuture movement with millions of students following her footsteps to demand climate action […]

Climate Inaction: Greta To World Leaders “You Have Stolen My Dreams, My Childhood With Your Empty Words”

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg tells world leaders: “How dare you!” A group of young people, led by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, have lodged a legal complaint with the United Nations against five countries that are off-track with their emission reduction goals at Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. During her appearance at the UN […]

New UN Reports Shows 5-Year Period Ending 2019 Hottest Ever On Record

3 Mins Read A just-released landmark report by the United Nations World Meteorological Organisation reveals the record-breaking state of global warming. A new United Nations report published on Sunday reveals that global warming is at an all time high, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever on record. This news comes after the […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]

Asia Will Not Achieve 2030 Goals According to Latest UN SDG Report

4 Mins Read The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the United Nations’ regional hub to promote greater cooperation among countries in the region in order to achieve inclusive, sustainable development. In May, ESCAP published their 2019 report assessing the region’s progress on the globally agreed agenda of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals […]