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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • Climate change alarm bells ringing:  Temperature rises across Iran over spring 2018-06-26 17:36

    Climate change alarm bells ringing: Temperature rises across Iran over spring

    TEHRAN — All Iranian provinces experienced an average 0.8 degrees on the Celsius scale temperature rise over spring compared to the long-term mean, the director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Meteorological Organization, has said.

  • Jonathan Lynn, head of communications and media relations at Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2018-06-20 08:50

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    If we don’t adapt to climate change, the only option is to suffer: IPCC official

    TEHRAN — Some of the world’s oldest and biggest trees are dying off, and climate change might be the culprit. The baobab tree, often called “the tree of life,” can live up to 3,000 years old and is normally found in Africa’s savanna however, they have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade.

  • A photo of Urmia Lake taken in early April/ Photo by Mojtaba Esmailzadeh/ Tasnim 2018-05-15 19:56

    Water flow to Lake Urmia drops by 400mcm yr/yr: environment chief

    TEHRAN — Water flow to Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has decreased by 400 million cubic meters year on year, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • A woman is carrying a gallon of water on her head taken from a well located outside a village in the southwestern province of Kerman in May 2017. People in drought-stricken areas should sometimes walk a fairly long distance to obtain potable water for everyday use. (Photo by Vahid Abdi/Tehran Times) 2018/04/23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Things are changing: "Wet gets wetter, dry gets drier"

    This is not new, our country is situated in an arid and semi-arid area, and we all know what it means: Iran is not normally defined as a wet country.