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World Resource Extraction Could Surge 60% By 2060, UN Warns

Global resource extraction is projected to surge by a staggering 60 per cent by the year 2060, posing a significant threat to climate goals and economic stability, according to a report released by the United Nations on Friday. The report, titled the 2024 Global Resource Outlook and compiled by the UN Environment Programme’s International Resource […]

Greenhouse gases hit record high in 2022: UN

The three major greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide ,all reached unprecedented levels in 2022 United Nations on 15 November warned, Greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere has hit new record highs in 2022 with no sign of scale down. The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation said levels of the three main greenhouse […]

By 2030, World Needs To Cut Emission By 43%: UN Report

As per a new UN synthesis report, the world needs to reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 to limit global temperature rise, but current mitigation efforts are projected to only achieve a 2 per cent reduction. The report also states that while emissions will not increase after 2030, they are not decreasing rapidly enough to meet the necessary […]

In UN talks for a global plastic treaty, delegates to face off over production limits

Working with a document called a “zero draft” that lists possible policies and actions to consider, national delegates to the weeklong meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, will be debating which of those options to include in what eventually would become a legally binding treaty by the end of 2024   As global discussions resume this week […]

UN climate fund battle looms over US stance on financing

A fight over a global fund to help countries deal with climate change is set to play out at a UN climate summit this month, after the US objected to taking a greater role in the financing of it in a tentative agreement reached at the weekend     The last round of talks to set […]

Study Reveals That Only 4% Of Leading Companies Comply With UN Climate Target Guidelines

Net Zero Tracker, an independent data consortium including Oxford University, said corporate targets from Forbes2000 index companies had jumped 40 per cent to 1,003 in October 2023, from 702 in June 2022, covering two-thirds of revenues, some USD 27 trillion   According to a report by Reuters, half of the world’s largest 2,000 listed companies have […]

India Urges Developed Nations To Meet Net-zero By 2040

 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stresses the importance of halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions no later than 2050 to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5-degree Celsius goal   Climate change stands as the most significant global crisis and to attain the net-zero target by 2050, developed nations should accelerate their emissions reduction goals […]

UN Report Warns India Heading Towards Groundwater Depletion Tipping Point

World Sustainability Day 2023: Environmental tipping points are critical thresholds in the Earth’s systems, beyond which abrupt and often irreversible climate changes occur A recent report by the United Nations has warned that several areas within the Indo-Gangetic basin in India have already reached a critical threshold of groundwater depletion, and the entire northwestern region […]