Senior government officials at a climate meeting in Copenhagen gave a muted response on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, to calls from the head of the United Nations for countries to show greater ambition when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday stressed the importance of legal challenges against “climate-wrecking corporations" like fossil-fuel producers, ratcheting up his call for the fight against climate change — this time before the U.N.'s top human rights body.
The world is in a “sorry state" because of myriad “interlinked” challenges including climate change and Russia's war in Ukraine that are “piling up like cars in a chain reaction crash,” the U.N. chief said at the World Economic Forum's meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Dozens of countries and international institutions on Monday, January 9, 2023, pledged more than $9 billion to help Pakistan recover and rebuild from devastating summer floods that the United Nations chief called “a climate disaster of monumental scale.”
A major international conference on preserving the world's biodiversity is to open on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, with speakers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
A major UN conference on biodiversity will get underway in Montreal on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, with a lofty goal to get every country to agree to protect almost one-third of the world's land and oceans before the end of this decade.