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To cut poverty and energy use would cool the planet, build a more just society — but end dreams of economic growth.
New city 'heat officers' take aim at climate change's 'silent killer'
As urban areas worldwide face a growing threat from heatwaves, they are starting to plan ways to protect their vulnerable residents.
What can the UN do to support India through its deadly Covid-19 surge?
The UN is at the forefront of efforts to help India extricate itself from the almost unimaginable scale of suffering its citizens are undergoing, as a result of a devastating wave of Covid-19 infections. Earlier this week, UN News spoke to the country chiefs based in India, for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund, to get their take on the crisis. Here are some key excerpts from the interviews.
Myanmar Faces Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections Amid Anti-Coup Protests
Months of protests, violent military crackdowns, and striking doctors create transmission risks.
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As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can hit ambitious decarbonisation goals.
The US owes a massive climate debt. One way to pay it: Let in climate migrants
By making it easier for people to migrate to the United States, President Biden could give a much needed boost to countries hard hit by climate change.
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It is simply not true that this virus is a great leveller. The most vulnerable countries are facing disaster unlike anything richer states have seen.
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Experts say the pandemic will unleash a food security crisis not seen since the Great Recession. As we learned during the 2008-09 Great Recession, governments – with the support of financial institutions, the United Nations, and others – can mitigate the risk of global food shortages and high prices.
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