The world is at risk of entering ‘hothouse’ conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5°C higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a new study.
It is time for the United Nations to formally recognize the right to a healthy environment, according to the world body’s chief investigator of murders, beatings and intimidation of environmental defenders.
To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Thailand has provided the world with an important milestone towards the global goal of ending pediatric AIDS. The World Health Organization declared that Thailand has officially eliminated new HIV infections among children.
The Islamic civilization lays claim to the world’s oldest continually operational university. The University of Qarawiyyin was founded in Fes, Morocco, in ad 859, at the beginning of an Islamic Golden Age. Despite such auspicious beginnings, universities in the region are now in dire straits, as demonstrated by a report we have authored, released this week.