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Climate Change

Within the last century one of the most critical issue that affects every person on this planet is climate change as a consequence of increased carbon emissions that have resulted in an increasing green house effect, shifting weather patterns and threatens the very existence of life on the planet, unless action is taken to reduce the burning of carbon fuels and shifting to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.


Climate Change Stories

World Bank joint report- Deaths because of air pollution cost the world over 200 billion dollars

World Bank joint report- Deaths because of air pollution cost the world over 200 billion dollars

Air pollution is recognized today as a major health risk. Exposure to air pollution, both ambient and household, increases a person’s risk of contracting a disease such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease, and chronic bronchitis. According to the latest available estimates, in 2013, 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide, or 1…
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CARICOM Partners With UNEP To Raise Awareness On Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals

CARICOM Partners With UNEP To Raise Awareness On Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Aug 27 2016 – CARICOM and the UNEP/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat will host a Regional Capacity-Building Workshop…
New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

19 July 2016 – For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and how the land is used…
New UN-backed survey reveals ‘alarming’ damage to high seas and marine ecosystems

New UN-backed survey reveals ‘alarming’ damage to high seas and marine ecosystems

14 July 2016 – More than half of the world’s fragile coral reefs are under threat and most of our major fish stocks are now…
7 Billion Dreams- Beach Clean Up and Sand Sculpting in Trinidad

7 Billion Dreams- Beach Clean Up and Sand Sculpting in Trinidad

15 June 2015 - UNIC participated in a beach clean up and sand sculpting event in Moruga , Trinidad. The activity was organised by the…
Metro Photo Challenge 2014

Metro Photo Challenge 2014

  Participate in the world's largest photo competition. It is open to everyone everywhere. The theme chosen with the United Nations Climate Change team is:  “My Green City.”   Metro is the largest international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 150 major cities in 24 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach, attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 18 million daily readers. “To quote UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ‘Climate change is not a far-off problem, it is happening now, with real consequences,’” said Afsane Bassir-Pour, Director of the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels, “but, adds the Secretary-General, ‘change is in the air.’ And METRO International’s decision to dedicate the 10th Metro Photo Challenge to the climate is another sign of this change,” said Ms. Bassir-Pour. “The key goal is always to activate and motivate our readers with topics that will challenge,” said Francisco Contreras, Metro’s Global Marketing Director. “We at Metro are happy and very excited to have the United Nations as our partner for this year’s Metro Photo Challenge. We believe that the collaboration will inspire our readers and photographers from around the world to participate in this year’s challenge.”
The impact of corruption on climate change: threatening emissions trading mechanisms?

The impact of corruption on climate change: threatening emissions trading mechanisms?

This bulletin provides an overview of recent discussions about the impact of corruption on environmental governance, with a focus on emissions trading. It reviews new…

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