Amélie Bottolier-Depois
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Recycling plastic not enough, warns UN environment chief
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - September 23, 2023 - 10:55am
With the production of plastic on the rise worldwide and creating ever more pollution, the UN environment chief warned that humanity cannot just recycle its way out of the mess, and she called for a total rethink...
Push at UN for reform to meet elusive development goals
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - September 19, 2023 - 9:36am
Developing countries on Monday urged a shake-up in the global order to help the world's poorest, at a United Nations summit on ambitious anti-poverty promises that remain far off track.
UN adopts landmark resolution on climate justice
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - March 30, 2023 - 1:16pm
Pushed for years by Vanuatu, a small archipelago whose future is threatened by rising sea levels, and by Pacific islander youth, the resolution asks the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to lay out nations' obligations...
UN considers 'historic' Vanuatu-led climate resolution
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - March 29, 2023 - 1:17pm
Pushed for years by Vanuatu and Pacific islander youth, the measure asks the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to lay out nations' obligations for protecting Earth's climate, and the legal consequences they...
Drought, floods and sickness: Key takeaways from UN's water report
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - March 22, 2023 - 3:41pm
Here are some key takeaways from the UN Water forum, which published its report as the first major conference on the issue in nearly a half-century is set to get underway Wednesday in New York.
'Vampiric' water use leading to 'imminent' global crisis, UN warns
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - March 22, 2023 - 8:12am
The world is "blindly travelling a dangerous path" as "unsustainable water use, pollution and unchecked global warming are draining humanity's lifeblood," United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres...
UN states agree 'historic' deal to protect high seas
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - March 5, 2023 - 2:14pm
UN member states finally agreed Saturday to a text on the first international treaty after years of negotiations to protect the high seas, a fragile and vital treasure that covers nearly half the planet.
Worry, frustration as UN tries to finally agree high seas treaty
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - February 28, 2023 - 7:50am
UN member states have much work to do to finally agree a treaty to protect the high seas before scheduled negotiations close in five days, participants and observers say.
UN chief condemns Russian 'affront' in Ukraine as assembly meets
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - February 23, 2023 - 7:48am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine Wednesday as the General Assembly met in a special session two days before the anniversary of Moscow's attack.
Concerns and impatience over mining the world's seabeds
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - February 19, 2023 - 1:39pm
The prospect of large-scale mining to extract valuable minerals from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, once a distant vision, has grown more real, raising alarms among the oceans' most fervent defenders.
Bangladesh PM denounces 'tragedy' of rich nations on climate
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - September 26, 2022 - 6:29am
A country of fertile, densely populated deltas, low-lying Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change. 
World leaders call for urgent action on food security
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - September 21, 2022 - 7:45am
World leaders called Tuesday for urgent efforts to address global food insecurity, with fears mounting of a disastrous harvest next year due largely to the war in Ukraine. 
Frozen US-China cooperation presents new hitch for global warming
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - August 6, 2022 - 8:36am
Beijing is freezing its cooperation with Washington on global warming, but experts are hoping that, for the sake of humanity, the cold spell between the world's two largest emitters is only temporary.
Fly less? Go vegan? How people can take climate action
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - April 5, 2022 - 2:44pm
Avoiding airplanes, eating less meat, insulating your home could all make a dent, particularly when broad swathes of societies embrace change, says the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate&nbs...
Who will be the judge of countries' climate plans?
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - December 12, 2021 - 4:04pm
Countries have until the end of next year to ensure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. But who will check that their promises really do stack up? 
What we do and don't know about new COVID-19 mutations
by Amélie Bottolier-Depois - January 5, 2021 - 9:50am
The emergence in Britain and South Africa of two new variants of Sars-CoV-2, which are potentially far more infectious versions of the virus, has prompted widespread concern.
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