climate change

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  • Desertification 2022-05-04 16:45

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Desertification and how to deal with it

    Desertification comes majorly from overexploitation of underground water resources and contamination of water through releasing industrial and agricultural waste into the environment.

  • حفاظت محیط زیست 2022-02-09 17:26

    Iran scores “very low” at Climate Change Performance Index

    TEHRAN - Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), which evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 60 countries and the European Union (EU), has placed Iran in the “very low” category, 62nd among 64 countries in its 2022 ranking.

  • Conference discusses qanat as ‘enduring heritage of Iranians’ 2022-02-06 18:14

    Conference discusses qanat as ‘enduring heritage of Iranians’

    TEHRAN – A host of experts in the Persian qanat system started discussing ways to preserve the time-honored heritage during a three-day conference kicked off on Saturday in Kerman province.

  • Two decades of struggling with climate change 2022-01-29 17:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Two decades of struggling with climate change

    TEHRAN – Over the past 23 years, climate change has led to dryness of lakes and wetlands, land subsidence, sand and dust storms, air pollution, and some other predicaments in Iran.

  • Zahra Ershadi 2021-12-12 16:43

    Iranian diplomat: Historical polluters have responsibility to finance losses

    TEHRAN - An Iranian diplomat said on Friday that countries that have been contributing to concentration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere have “historical responsibility” to compensate related damages.

  • Air quality, climate change research center opened 2021-11-19 17:21

    Air quality, climate change research center opened

    TEHRAN – An air quality and climate change research center was inaugurated at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran on Thursday.

  • کنفرانس آب و هوا 2021-11-09 17:49

    Iran reaffirms commitment to address climate change at COP26

    TEHRAN - Experts from the Ministry of Health, academia, and authors contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from Iran came together with World Health Organization professionals on November 6 to participate in the UN Global Conference on Health and Climate Change, according to WHO website.

  • As the world burns; One in four U.S. senators hold fossil fuel investments 2021-11-07 16:35

    As the world burns; One in four U.S. senators hold fossil fuel investments

    TEHRAN – As U.S. President Joe Biden aims to assure the world that the United States will fulfill its promise to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in half from 2005 levels by the end of the decade, a new report published Friday reveals that the members of the U.S. Senate who would have to pass climate legislation are heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry.

  • Iran to attend UN Climate Summit 2021-11-01 20:32

    Iran to attend UN Climate Summit

    TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation headed by Ali Selajegheh, Department of Environment chief, will attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

  • Climate change impact on drought intensification 2021-10-24 18:04

    Climate change impact on drought intensification

    TEHRAN – Climate change is one of the most important problems in Iran that can exacerbate drought and water stress, so it is necessary to make serious plans at the national level to address the phenomena.

  • Rome 2021-10-08 21:27

    Iranian parliamentary team visits Rome for climate conference

    TEHRAN – A parliamentary delegation from Iran visited Rome, Italy, to attend the preparatory meeting of UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), IRNA reported on Friday.

  • Are Iran's actions sufficient for adapting to climate change? 2021-09-08 18:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Are Iran's actions sufficient for adapting to climate change?

    TEHRAN – Climate change has been a major environmental concern for decades, and international agreements have required countries, including Iran, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use fossil fuels. However, some experts believe that our country's actions in this area have been insufficient.

  • Iran working with Green Climate Fund 2021-09-06 19:18

    Iran working with Green Climate Fund under FAO support

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is working with the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF), under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • تغییر اقلیم 2021-08-21 16:35

    Development plans in Iran should meet climate change goals: UNESCAP

    TEHRAN - Arid and semi-arid countries, like Iran, should prepare plans for social and economic development based on the climate change goals, Mostafa Mohaghegh, a senior official at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), has said.

  • Caspian Sea states to hold conference on climate change 2021-07-03 17:28

    Caspian Sea states to hold conference on climate change

    TEHRAN – The “Scientific Conference on Climate Change in the Caspian Sea Region” will be held virtually from October 27 to 28, with representatives from the littoral states in attendance.

  • Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests 2021-04-11 17:02

    Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has carried out aerial surveys on Hyrcanian forests using technological advances to identify the effects of climate change, ILNA reported on Sunday.

  • ساعت زمین 2021-03-27 11:16

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Earth Hour 2021: stop taking nature for granted

    Earth Hour is an annual tradition in which people switch off their lights to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change.

  • Iran proposes creating intl. fund for climate change 2021-02-22 17:49

    Iran proposes creating intl. fund for climate change

    TEHRAN – Iran has proposed setting up an international fund to tackle climate change and taxing all countries in proportion to their share of environmental pollution, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • FAO takes step to support green projects in Iran 2020-12-14 19:30

    FAO takes step to support green projects in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), supports Iran to enhance capabilities to adapt and mitigate climate change, providing a training opportunity for Iranian experts.

  • Cities to be classified for climate change impact 2020-12-11 18:38

    Cities to be classified for climate change impact

    TEHRAN –Cities across the country are to be classified in terms of feeling the impact of climate change so that solutions will be presented for cities experiencing more changes in temperature.

  • Tehran to host Climathon 2020 2020-11-16 18:17

    Tehran to host Climathon 2020

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality plans to hold online programs in line with Climathon 2020 on November 20- December 1, looking for optimal solutions for issues such as climate change and global warming.

  • World Earth Day: online seminar to convene global climate change experts 2020-04-20 22:00

    World Earth Day: online seminar to convene global climate change experts

    TEHRAN – The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, affiliated to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), will host international environment experts in an online seminar on April 21-23.

  • Iran climate: wet spell or still short of rain? 2020-04-14 19:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran climate: wet spell or still short of rain?

    TEHRAN – While some experts claim that Iran has entered a period of the wet spell after experiencing dry spells over the past few decades, some others highly reject the claim implying that the country faced a lack of rain by 50mm over the past 5 decades.

  • Aramco 2020-01-03 14:30

    By Salman Parviz

    Riyadh’s Aramco struggle

    On the surface Aramco’s blockbuster IPO might seem like a sure bet. But investors who are looking to put their money into world’s most profitable company have to factor a number of risks before rolling the dice.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-12-15 19:30

    Can security be purchased? Zarif asks at Doha Forum

    Security, just like climate change, does not know borders: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that security, just like climate change, does not know borders and is indivisible.

  • 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.