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acloudofsmogG20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement - but at the cost of risky concessions.


rainIn a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, the United Nations weather agency and television weather anchors have joined forces to create video forecasts that explore how climate change would make future summers even hotter in major cities of the world.

merkelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said this year's G20 summit will focus on furthering the aims of the Paris climate deal - putting her on a direct collision course with the US president. Mrs Merkel said she knew the topic may be difficult following Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out the accord. However, she said, tackling climate change remained a priority for Europe.

expo2017 unOn 10 June 2017 the "EXPO-2017 International Recognized Exhibition" was launched in Astana, Kazakhstan. UNESCO, along with other international organizations and UN Agencies, is represented in the EXPO-2017 within joint International Organizations Plaza. The theme of EXPO-2017 is "Future Energy".

expo2017 unidoShowcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 have urged the global community for new momentum to ongoing efforts towards transition to clean energy.

ocean greeceThe vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5 to 9 June, which is being attended by the UN’s top climate change official Patricia Espinosa.

arctick polar icecapWith relatively little data available about the Earth’s Polar Regions – posing risks for people and the environment – the United Nations weather agency has kicked off of a two-year international effort to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity and to improve future environmental safety at the farthest reaches of the planet.

vie18The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes of particulates a year.

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