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Coral Reefs Can't Wait for World to Take Action

Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late.

SOP newswire3UN: A Million Lives Could be Saved by 2050 Through Climate Action - Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
SOP newswire3UN: We Must Purge Plastics and Purify Oceans - The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on Tuesday, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean.
SOP newswire3UN Climate Conference - During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that "we are in deep trouble" and asked decision-makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in the future of the planet.
SOP newswire3UN Climate Control Conference - To bring the voice of the people to the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Poland (known by the shorthand COP 24, from 2 to 14 December), the United Nations has launched the Peoples Seat initiative, calling millions of change advocates worldwide to submit messages for an address that will be delivered to leaders attending the conference, by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
SOP newswire3Coral Reefs Can't Wait for World to Take Action - Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late.
SOP newswire3CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Cows, Coffee and Sustainable Farming - Small-scale farms in Panama are helping to heal land degraded by extensive cattle ranching and extreme rainfall or drought associated with climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).
SOP newswire3UN: World Needs to be Better Prepared for Tsunamis - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has called for greater preparedness to offset the disastrous impact of tsunamis, which are causing increasing human, economic and development losses, illustrated most recently by the destruction across the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
SOP newswire3Healing of Ozone Layer Gives Hope for Climate Action - The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures.
SOP newswire3More Than Nine in Ten Children Exposed to Deadly Air Pollution - Air pollution is stunting childrens brains and affecting their health in more ways than was previously suspected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Warming Report a Wake-Up Call - A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a UN scientific panel, should be heard around the world as an "ear-splitting wake-up call" said UN chief António Guterres. He said the long-awaited findings show that "climate change is running faster than we are - and we are running out of time."
SOP newswire3UN: Pacific Islands on the Front Line of Climate Change - The concerns of the Pacific Islands, on the front line of climate change, are at the heart of the United Nations work, said Secretary-General Guterres on Friday, at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum, an intergovernmental organization, which holds UN Observer status.
SOP newswire3UNs Guterres Speaks on Climate Change - As governments prepare to meet later this year for the next round of climate talks, Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the need to speed up action on an issue that is "the absolute priority" for the United Nations.
SOP newswire3Tonga Warns of Dire Security Threats Posed by Climate Change - As head of more than 170 South Pacific islands, sustainable development and surmounting the devastating impacts of climate change in his country were the focus of King Tupou VI of Tonga in his address at the United Nations General Assembly.
SOP newswire3UN: Now is the Time for Climate Action - With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said it was also "a pivotal time for climate action," marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.
SOP newswire3Uneven Progress on Climate Action at Bangkok Conference - Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.
SOP newswire3UN: Runaway Climate Chage a Real Possibility - Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York
SOP newswire3Carbon Monoxide from California Wildfires Drifts East - California is being plagued by massive wildfires, and the effects on air quality from those fires can extend far beyond the states borders.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Day to Combat Desertification' - Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said.
SOP newswire3Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise - Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).
SOP newswire3UN: Global Emergency Over Oceans - Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the worlds oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a "global emergency" over the oceans.
SOP newswire3The World is Being Swamped by Harmful Plastic Waste - The world must unite to "beat plastic pollution" United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, "now outnumber stars in our galaxy."
SOP newswire3UN: Environmental Risks Cause 12.6 Million Deaths a Year - Two United Nations agencies are combining their expertise to counter the growing threat of extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, which cause more than 12.6 million deaths a year, it was announced on Thursday.
SOP newswire3NASA: Climate Change May Lead to Bigger Atmospheric Rivers - A new NASA-led study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number.
SOP newswire390 Per Cent of the Planet is Breathing in Polluted Air - Air pollution claims seven million lives a year, UN health experts said on Wednesday, amid new data showing that the problem affects nine out of ten people worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Takes Action on Climate Change - The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the operating manual for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to keep temperature rises this century, well below 2 degrees Celsius.
SOP newswire3A Bio-based, Reuse Economy Can Feed the World and Save the Planet - UN - Transforming pineapple skins into product packaging or using potato peels for fuel may sound far-fetched, but such innovations are gaining traction as it becomes clear that an economy based on cultivation and use of biomass can help tackle pollution and climate change, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday.
SOP newswire3UN: Climate Chaos to Continue in 2018 - Climate change is still moving much faster than we are, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres warned on Thursday.
SOP newswire3UN Recognizes Role of Women in Climate Action - With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced an agreement on a Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action.
SOP newswire3UN: Accelerate Climate Action - As the impact of climate change worsens around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable.
SOP newswire3Climate Change Threatens Agricultural Trade in Pacific Rim Economies - With global warming expected to significantly impact future yields in countries located closer to the equator, the United Nations agriculture agency is calling on Asia-Pacific economies to take a leading role in adaptation and mitigation.
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