climate change

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  • A view of the 4000-year-old Abarkouh cypress in central Iran 2019-11-27 21:27

    Some 2,000 old trees identified so far in Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 2,000 old trees have so far been identified across Iran, which are deemed as reliable sources for proving history of the ancient land in terms of climate change, environment and geology.

  • Tehran hosting international, regional conference on climate change 2019-11-18 16:24

    Tehran hosting international, regional conference on climate change

    TEHRAN – The sixth international, regional conference on climate change opened in Tehran on Monday with the participation of representatives from World Meteorological Organization and several countries.

  • Iranian environmentalists to plant 1 billion trees in 5 years 2019-11-17 23:14

    Iranian environmentalists to plant 1 billion trees in 5 years

    TEHRAN – As long as deforestation is haunting the country, environmentalists have decided to join hands and plant one billion trees during the next five years, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Meeting of ECO heads of meteorological organizations held in Tehran  2019-11-12 18:26

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Meeting of ECO heads of meteorological organizations held in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – The 3rd meeting of heads of meteorological organizations of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states held in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump 2019-11-12 11:09

    By Hamed Khani

    Consequences of U.S. formal exit from Paris climate pact: More isolation globally

    TEHRAN - The U.S. has formally begun to exit the Paris climate agreement. Regardless of whether or not the Paris Agreement is legally binding, the U.S. has committed to cut 26-28% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 from 2005 levels, and donate three billion dollars to poor countries by 2020.

  • FAO warn of climate change impacts on land use, food security in Asia-Pacific 2019-10-29 18:45

    FAO warn of climate change impacts on land use, food security in Asia-Pacific

    Asia’s vast landmass and growing cities are warming faster than the global average and that will have a disproportional impact on food security and livelihoods for billions of people across the region, FAO and its UN partners warned today.

  • Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters 2019-10-13 11:52

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters

    TEHRAN – Having tackled over 34 out of 41 natural disasters identified worldwide, Iran is among the top countries most prone to natural disasters. Therefore, risk reduction and resilience is widely recognized emphasizing the need for making cities resilient to disasters. But what are the challenges on its way?

  • ‘Maximum pressure’ has produced ‘maximum resistance’, says Iran’s Araqchi 2019-10-11 22:53

    Iran says ready to cooperate with intl. bodies to decrease climate change consequences

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi on Friday affirmed that Iran is firm to cooperate with international-regional organizations to narrow down the side-effects of climate change.

  • Tehran facing serious risks of natural disasters 2019-08-14 17:26

    Tehran facing serious risks of natural disasters

    TEHRAN – Three natural disasters are threatening the capital city of Tehran, which is very vulnerable due to holding a great share of rundown areas, Reza Karami, head of Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization has announced.

  • ‘More natural disasters on the way to Iran; think of a solution’ 2019-08-10 19:20

    ‘More natural disasters on the way to Iran; think of a solution’

    TEHRAN – More natural disasters caused by climate change will occur in Iran which needs to be tackled urgently; so, think of a solution, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), has said.

  • FAO, DOE launch joint program to access Green Climate Fund 2019-08-07 10:35

    FAO, DOE launch joint program to access Green Climate Fund

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Department of Environment (DOE) held the Inception Workshop of the “Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme” that aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to access climate finance to implement its commitments to reducing emission and strengthening resilience.

  • Will unprecedented heat hit Iranian cities by 2050? 2019-07-17 20:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will unprecedented heat hit Iranian cities by 2050?

    TEHRAN – A new study reveals that how 520 major cities worldwide might face unprecedented climate conditions by 2050, including the Iranian capital city of Tehran which could feel as warm as San Bernardino and California in the United States.

  • Iran, France discuss enhanced environmental co-op 2019-07-10 11:04

    Iran, France discuss enhanced environmental co-op

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and France’s ambassador to Iran, Philippe Thiebaud, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues during a meeting held in Tehran on Monday.

  • Corals bleaching, choking in Persian Gulf 2019/05/21

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Corals bleaching, choking in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN — Worldwide corals are either bleaching or choking and eventually dying and the Persian Gulf is not an exception, but what are the main threats and how is it possible to counter the threats?

  • A blessing in disguise: Benefits of flood in Iran’s capital 2019-04-30 12:18

    A blessing in disguise: Benefits of flood in Iran’s capital

    TEHRAN — Some officials believe that the long-term advantages of a probable flood in Iran’s capital, Tehran, outweigh its disastrous effects.

  • World’s incidents climate-related by 75%: expert 2019-04-17 22:59

    75% of natural disasters linked with climate: expert

    TEHRAN – Mostafa Mohaqeq, senior coordinator for Asia and Pacific Centre for Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) said that some 75 percent of natural disasters happening in the world are associated with weather and climate.

  • Recent flooding caused by climate change: IMO director 2019-04-14 22:51

    Recent flooding caused by climate change: IMO director

    TEHRAN – Torrential rains and unprecedented flooding recently hitting the country is the result of climate change, head of Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has stated.

  • Recent rainfalls not to fully address prolonged droughts: expert 2019-04-07 08:46

    Recent rainfalls not to fully address prolonged droughts: expert

    TEHRAN – Despite above normal rainfalls amounting to 256 millimeters the country has received since the beginning of the current water year (starting on September 23, 2018), it cannot be claimed that the long-term droughts are set right, director for flood control and aquifer at Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Precipitations to hit normal, above-normal levels in spring  2019-03-16 10:56

    Precipitations to hit normal, above-normal levels in spring 

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Climatological research Institute announced that the country will receive normal and above-normal levels of precipitations in the first two months of spring.

  • ‘Recent rainfall fluctuations indicate rapid climate change’ 2019-02-25 09:18

    ‘Recent rainfall fluctuations indicate rapid climate change’

    TEHRAN – The country’s precipitation and temperature rate is anticipated to meet normal and above normal averages during the next three months (February 20-May 21), while getting above normal averages might be worrisome due to climate change instant growth, head of the climatological research institute affiliated to Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has said.

  • How is the world performing in the battle against climate change?  2019-01-26 10:14

    How is the world performing in the battle against climate change? 

    TEHRAN— Climate change has taken its toll on the environment worldwide and three years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, global climate action is not yet sufficient to limit global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

  • Drought-stricken southeastern Iran hoping for rain 2019-01-20 10:24

    Viral 10-year challenge reveals effects on Iran’s environment

    TEHRAN – Environmentalists took up the 10-year challenge on social media, posting photos of the lakes and wetlands drying up across the country, to raise awareness about the devastating impact of climate change on the environment, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • Tehran to host environmental impact assessment conference 2019-01-15 22:37

    Tehran to host environmental impact assessment conference

    TEHRAN – The 16th national conference on environmental impact assessment will be held in Tehran on February 20-21, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

  • ‘Climate change impact on Iran doubles world average’ 2018-12-25 21:27

    ‘Climate change impact on Iran doubles world average’

    TEHRAN – The effects of climate change on Iran has more than doubled on average compared to other parts of the world, while southern provinces of the country are more likely to bear the consequences, secretary of environmental policy at the center for strategic studies affiliated to the presidential office has said.

  • Iranian-German team studying prehistoric climate of Iran 2018-12-01 22:42

    Iranian-German team studying prehistoric climate of Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and German researchers has commenced a survey in the plain of Varamin, Tehran province, to uncover clues about Iran’s climate in the prehistoric times, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • climate 2018-10-22 21:31

    ‘Women, main role-makers in combat with climate change’

    TEHRAN – Women can be the main role-makers encountering the climate change, developing the modern knowledge in programs and policies, said Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, here on Sunday.

  • António Guterres 2018-09-11 11:45

    U.N. Chief Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change

    Warning of the risks of “runaway” global warming, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Monday called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster.

  • ‘Climate change main cause of recurrent droughts in Iran’ 2018-09-04 16:53

    ‘Climate change main cause of recurrent droughts in Iran’

    TEHRAN - Climatic change along with changes in precipitation patterns are the main reasons behind recurrent droughts haunting different parts of the country, head of National Disaster Management Organization has said.

  • Temperature rises across Iran, Ahvaz hits record high 2018-07-29 08:59

    Temperature rises across Iran, Ahvaz hits record high

    TEHRAN – Iran has experienced an average 1.3 degrees on the Celsius scale temperature rise during the past 10 months (September 23, 2017 to July 22, 2018) compared to the long-term mean with Ahvaz setting the record for the country’s hottest city, the director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Meteorological Organization, has said.

  • ‘Rangelands on the verge of degradation in Iran’ 2018-07-18 09:52

    ‘Rangelands on the verge of degradation in Iran’

    TEHRAN – In recent years, soil erosion, climate change, drought spells, overexploitation as well as over-grazing have led to the degradation of many rangelands in Iran, an official with the Department of Environment has said.