This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.
If climate change is not highest on your agenda it ought to be, and you must act politically and responsibly to make sure your voice counts.
Thirty families from a rural community more than 4,300 meters above sea level will have warm houses that will protect them from the freezing temperatures that each year cause deaths and diseases among children and older adults.
Eighteen national science prize-winners in Chile have called for a halt to the over-extraction of water in the four regions over which the Atacama Desert spreads in the north of the country, a problem that threatens the future of 1.5 million people.
The region of Cuyo in west-central Argentina is famous for its vineyards. But it is one of the areas in the country hit hardest by the effects of climate change, such as desertification and the melting of mountain top snow.
"To achieve the SDGs by 2030 Mongolia must give more attention to social and demographic issues, as well as giving and spending budgets for social and environmental aspects of sustainable development."
Moody Awori, Siddharth Chatterjee: Hunger and food insecurity plague the lives of millions in Africa
Even as Kenya seeks to implement poverty reduction strategies, it should fix a keen eye on the rapid population growth.
The United Nations is continuing to fight a relentless battle to eradicate extreme hunger – particularly in the world's poorest nations - by 2030.
With the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals, future demographic trends may be affected around the world.
One African proverb states: "If the rhythm is changing, so must the dance steps," implying the need to develop new strategies to deal with emerging complex challenges such as climate change.
If actions are not taken to combat the impact of climate change, environmental factors will continue to worsen the political and economic instability in Pakistan and one of their biggest threats, in the long term, is the stabilization of Karachi, the country's economic backbone.
Esther Ngumbi and Sam Dindi: Climate change is hurting children the most. Here is how to protect them
Children are the stewards of the future and we must protect them against the harsh consequences of a changing climate.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.