A Week Of Climate News From UN News

India’s first solar-powered village promotes green energy, sustainability and self-reliance

22 October 2022

During his two-day visit to India this week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited a model project site in Gujarat state, designated the country’s first solar-powered village. He commended villagers there on the shift towards renewable energy, which he said is not only changing lives in the community, but also combating climate change. 

Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso

21 October 2022

More than 2.8 million people have been impacted by Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade, with 1.3 million displaced and hundreds of lives lost, said the UN chief on Friday, expressing his sadness at the devastation.

INTERVIEW: Connection between human rights and climate change ‘must not be denied’

21 October 2022

The right to life, food, development, self-determination, water and sanitation, and adequate housing, is being denied to millions of people because of climate change, the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Human Rights in the context of Climate Change, has told the General Assembly in his first formal report to the body.

Plastics are piling up in soil across the world warns UN environment agency

17 October 2022

Plastics used in farming activities are accumulating in agricultural soil worldwide at an alarming rate, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published on Monday reveals.

Adapt and survive: 5 ways to help countries cope with the climate crisis

15 October 2022

From devastating floods in Pakistan, to wildfires in Siberia, the effects of the climate emergency are being felt across the world, and the United Nations is calling for more investment now, to help nations to adapt to an increasingly unstable environment.

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