A memorial in Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt and her role in establishing the United Nations (AN/Paul Simpson)
June 26, 2020
(AN) — The Charter of the United Nations, the landmark treaty signed 75 years ago on Friday at the end of the U.N. Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, remains a global “touchstone” as relevant as ever.
Greta Thunberg recording a podcast for Swedish public radio 9 (AN/Greta Thunberg)
June 20, 2020
(AN) — At one point in her podcast for Swedish public radio on Saturday, Greta Thunberg invokes a 183-year-old Danish morality tale that perfectly captures the new ways of thinking she says are needed to solve the climate crisis and her surreal journey to the heights of global climate activism.
Youth climate campaigners with the Fridays for Future movement at the 2019 U.N. climate summit in Madrid (AN/John Englart)
May 28, 2020
(AN) — The United Nations’ annual climate summit planned for November will be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the two co-hosts, Britain and Italy, and the world body announced on Thursday.
Oil, gas and wind turbines at the U.K.'s Great Yarmouth Outer Harbor port (AN/Fernando Butcher)
April 30, 2020
(AN) — Global carbon emissions are on track to decline by almost 8 percent this year from the COVID-19 pandemic causing the biggest downturn in energy use since World War II, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.
A press conference at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin (AN/Christoph Wehrer)
April 28, 2020
(AN) — Some good can come out of the COVID-19 pandemic if world leaders use it to “rebuild our world for the better” by investing in clean energy to slow global warming, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.
A planned $1 billion Crescent Dunes solar plant in Nevada failed in 2019 (AN/BLM Nevada)
April 20, 2020
(AN) — Governments could use energy transformations to create jobs, meet climate targets and produce cumulative global GDP gains of US$98 trillion above the usual scenarios by 2050, according to a new report on Monday.
The Eiffel Tower lit up on the eve of the 2015 talks that led to the historic Paris Agreement (AN/Yann Caradec)
April 1, 2020
(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic that has caused 47,000 deaths worldwide as of Wednesday represents what officials call humanity’s worst crisis since World War II, upending countless lives and efforts such as the global climate talks.
Untersberg Mountain above the village of Grödig near Salzburg, Austria (AN/Giuseppe Milo)
March 17, 2020
(AN) — Air pollution levels exceed recommended health limits in all but 10 mainly European countries, but most lowered carbon emissions and expanded forest cover in recent years, a U.N. regional commission reported on Tuesday.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (AN/Hillebrand/USFWS)
March 10, 2020
(AN) — Signs of global warming are everywhere, the World Meteorological Organization reported on Tuesday, in a global assessment that finds the world officially crossed the halfway point to a major climate crisis benchmark.
French demonstrators carry signs for women's rights at a Paris gathering in March 2017 (AN/Jeanne Menjoulet)
March 9, 2020
(AN) — A U.N.-led global commission on Monday recommitted the world to achieving gender equality, in a relaunch — and update — of a quarter-century old landmark agreement for advancing the rights of women and girls.