Global Editions

Tag Archives: UN

Our time is running out, warns UN climate report

Our time is running out, warns UN climate report

Following a week-long meeting of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in South Korea, a monumental 400-page report stressing the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius (°C) was released on Monday. The IPCC special report is …Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Region Is Home to Most of the World’s Undernourished People: FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that the Asia-Pacific region which is “home to most of the world’s undernourished people” needs to undertake urgent action to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods. According to the UN …Continue reading

2017 One of the Three Hottest Years on Record: World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization has listed 2017 among the three hottest years on record. In the WMO’s Statement on the State of the Climate released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany, scientists have said that 2016 remains the …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

Orient Electronics Acquires Startup That Developed Remote Control for Electrical Appliances

A Pakistani startup that developed a smartphone application enabling users to control electrical appliances at their home or workplace remotely from across the globe using wi-fi internet has been acquired by Orient Electronics. The acquisition was announced in a press statement issued …Continue reading