The move is expected by analysts to further diminish America's "soft power."
To get on track to achieve sustainability goals, the report outlines a series of changes to the global systems of food production, energy, and waste management.
On the heels of peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. government, a new U.N. report finds increased violence at the hands of ISIS.
New research has found that higher levels of inequality lead to more deforestation, whereas better equality leads to better forest protections.
Last year, President Donald Trump signed a piece of legislation aimed at bringing gender inclusivity into the Department of State, but thus far there have been no tangible signs of progress.
A new U.N. report finds that, to address climate change, we don't need new laws or regulations, but to get countries to comply with laws that already exist.
The countries with the richest swaths of rainforest are still cutting them down, undermining one of the best available solutions to staving off climate change impacts.
One of the most urgent issues of our time is on the minds of world leaders this week.
Experts argue that the political structure of populist nationalism makes introducing policies to reduce, or mitigate, emissions in democracies difficult.
The Swedish anti-nuclear activist led the United Nations to adopt the first legally binding global nuclear ban. Now, she's changing the culture.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with staff writer Kate Wheeling about her upcoming trip to cover the United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
The latest report from the IPCC finds that climate action is both urgent and possible. Political will might be in shorter supply.
Major countries are still whiffing on their Paris Agreement pledges.
The Our Ocean Conference generated 287 pledges in bilateral and multilateral agreements between governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, and philanthropic foundations that are valued at more than $10 billion.
The media outlets focused on climate change are centered in areas where the actual effects of climate change generally haven't become tangible.
Even as some observers were struck by the dire forecast, many others say that this is nothing new—and that national leaders will ignore it anyway.
To solve the crisis, we'd have to slow growth. And no one wants to admit that.
The United Nations' highly anticipated climate science report is due out Monday, and it's unlikely to bring good news.
As a result of the Venezuelan crisis, refugees are flooding into cities and towns across the region, an example of a growing global trend.
In June, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, became only the second head of state in modern history to give birth while in office.
A new report from the United Nations finds that there has been a sharp increase of instances of physical violence and legal prosecution against indigenous peoples in countries across the globe.