Climate Change



  • Climate change 2018-01-03 11:50

    Caribbean govts to fight climate change

    GEORGETOWN, Jan. 03 (MNA) – Fight climate change is a priority of Caribbean governments in 2018, in a region struck by intensifying hurricanes, droughts and rising sea.

  • Es'hagh Al-e-Habib 2017-10-03 10:05

    Iran’s UN envoy:

    ME wars impede achieving sustainable development

    TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – Iran’s Ambassador to United Nations said Mon. that ongoing wars in the Middle East are a hindrance to sustainable development, adding that such wars have extensively spread poverty in the region.   

  • CICA 2017-06-28 14:35

    China holding 2nd CICA non-governmental forum

    BEIJING, Jun. 28 (MNA) – The 2nd non-governmental forum of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia(CICA) is currently under the way in Beijing .

  • G7 2017-06-13 11:56

    G-7 reiterates commitment to Paris agreement sans US

    ROME, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Environment ministers from the G-7 countries reaffirmed their commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, without the United States' support.

  • Ocean 2017-06-12 23:07

    UN Ocean Conf. wraps up to restore ocean health, protect marine life

    TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) – The first-ever UN summit on oceans wrapped up on Friday 9 June with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.

  • Ocean 2017-06-08 15:21

    At Ocean Conference:

    UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

    TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries.

  • Ocean 2017-06-07 15:41

    UN turns attention to water problems

    NEW YORK, Jun. 07 (MNA) – The United Nations was inundated on Tuesday by water issues: The Ocean Conference focused on rising, polluted seas while the Security Council examined the threat to international peace and security by conflicts involving fresh water that crosses borders.

  •  Pope Francis & Trump 2017-05-27 23:15

    Trump meets critic Pope Francis at Vatican

    TEHRAN, May 27 (MNA) – Pope Francis has welcomed US President Donald Trump at the Vatican, in a meeting that comes against a backdrop of disagreements on a range of issues, including immigration, climate change and refugee policy.

  • Shamshad Akhtar 2017/05/22

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Building on seventy years of success

    TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) marks its 70th anniversary this year.

  • FAO 2017-05-13 15:08

    FAO adopts new guidelines for tackling climate change

    ROME, May 13 (MNA) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change.

  • Association of Caribbean States 2017-02-28 11:51

    ACS Meeting Seeks to Broaden Cooperation

    HAVANA, Feb. 28 (MNA) – The 1st Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States, from March 8th to 11th, will give the opportunity to broaden the joint cooperation, Cuban diplomat Rafael Zamora states.

  • Shamshad Akhtar 2017/02/19

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Working together for the region — ESCAP, ASEAN

    TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown to be an exemplary role model for regional cooperation guiding the 10-country bloc on the path toward shared prosperity and sustainable development. 

  •  Shamshad Akhtar 2017/02/01

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Strengthening regional cooperation to mitigate weather extremes

    TEHRAN, Feb. 01 (MNA) – This month’s floods in Thailand are a worrisome reminder of the increasing uncertainty of extreme weather events.

  • UN chief 2017-01-25 10:52

    By: Mina Ahmadi

    Challenges of new UN chief

    TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) – Antonio Guterres was recently handed over the helm of the United Nations as one of the toughest diplomatic jobs in the world while the world community, in the face of many challenges today, hope the new chief of the global body to settle world problems more properly.

  • Jose Graziano da Silva 2017-01-21 15:06

    FAO urges all to use water resources better

    ROME, Jan. 21 (MNA) – Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded  today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small farmers.

  • SOIL 2016-12-05 15:17

    Ban calls for greater attention to soil pressing issues

    TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Soil Day, 5 December 2016, called for call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health.

  • bws 2016-11-27 21:17

    Iran to attend Budapest Water Summit 2016

    TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) – Iran's ambassador to Hungary said Deputy Energy Minister Meidani will represent Iran at the second Budapest Water Summit (BWS) on November 28.

  • فدریکا موگرینی 2016-11-14 11:09


    EU ready to work with new US administration 'from very first weeks'

    MOSCOW, Nov. 14 (MNA) – The EU foreign ministers are ready to work now with the new US administration under Donald Trump from the very first days of its functioning, EU's Federica Mogherini said.

  • ابتکار 2016-11-13 12:08


    Iran 9th biggest greenhouse gas emitter

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – The head of Iran’s Environmental Protection Agency said Sun. that Iran is the 9th biggest producers of greenhouse gases in the world.

  •         2016-10-16 19:37

    FAO highlights impacts of climate change on food security

    TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (MNA) – Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Iran observed the World Food Day 2016 at a commemoration ceremony at Vahdat (Roudaki) Hall in Tehran on Sunday.

  • 597685David_Nabarro.jpg 2016/09/21

    By: David Nabarro

    Maintaining the momentum: building on year one of the SDGs

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate change, and fighting injustice. They agreed a plan for the future of the world and its people.

  • خشکسالی در روستاهای شهرضا 2016-09-15 12:15

    By: Samad Habibi

    Drought, intellectual abyss and ubiquitous sand: desert traveler

    TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – Desert of Khartouran has been home to villages virtually deserted by its inhabitants; as our desert traveler would document, the drought and dryness are causes to blame.

  • ابتکار 2016-09-13 22:47

    Austria, Iran sign environment coop. MoU

    TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) – Iranian VP Ebtekar who is visiting Vienna signed an MoU, jointly with Agriculture Minister of Austria Andrä Rupprechter, to expand environmental cooperation between Iran and Austria.

  • 4484037_376.jpg 2016-05-06 15:48

    DeCaprio posts on drying Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – After Leonardo DiCaprio posted a warning message on his Instagram account, the Lake Urmia Restoration Program (LURP) invited him to visit the drying lake.

  • ban 2015/12/20

    By: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    A New Era of Opportunity

    TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) – In his most recent article, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has touched upon the issue of climate change, threats of a warming planet and the need to implement the Paris Agreement.

  • ebtekar 2015-12-13 11:08

    Iranian official:

    Climate pact must consider developing states concerns

    TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (MNA) – In a phone conversation with French FM, Iranian senior official Masumeh Ebtekar expressed hope that the climate pact reached in Paris on Sat. had included developing countries’ demands to a great extent.

  • WHO 2015-12-06 09:31

    WHO calls for a climate agreement that benefits health

    PARIS, Dec. 06 (MNA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) called on the UN conference on climate for achieving a new binding climate agreement that takes into account among its purposes, the benefits to global public health.

  • Shamshad-Akhtar.jpg 2015/12/05

    By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar

    Asia Pacific: Response to Climate Change

    TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) – UN under-Secy. Gen. and Executive Secretary of ESCAP in an article with regards to COP21 summit in Paris has urged measures addressing climate change.

  • pacific islands 2015-12-02 10:54

    Thousand of families might be left underwater in Pacific islands

    PARIS, Dec. 02 (MNA) – About 75 percent of families living in the Pacific islands, threatened to disappear because of the rising level driven by climate change, currently lack the financial resources to migrate, a research revealed.

  • ebtekar 2015-12-01 11:40

    Iran calls on UN to consider impact of wars on environment

    TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) – Head of the Department of the Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar called on the United Nations (UN) to consider the impact of wars on climate change and the environment.