Austria will follow the US and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations (UN) migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday.
Iran and the US will lead the global polyethylene market capacity growth, which is poised to increase from 110.5 million tons per annum (mtpa) in 2017 to 150.9 mtpa in 2026, said GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
In Africa, over 640 million people — almost double the population of United States — have no access to electricity, with many relying on dirty sources of energy sources for heating, cooking and lighting.
A study published in Nature Communications, led by researchers of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with other research institutions, shows that anthropogenic warming will increase the burned areas due fires in Mediterranean Europe, and the increase of the burned area could be reduced by limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.
Dutch scientist Dr. Heleen de Coninck is one of the coordinating lead authors of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5°C which will be released next Monday in South Korea.
UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the US over access to cheap drugs.