Environment/Science
New York: Calling 2017 “the first year in human history” that more electricity was generated globally from the sun, than oil, gas and coal combined, Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has told UN News that “we are on track” but “we really need to speed up”. more
UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

New York: Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global ...

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

New York: The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, n ...

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

New York: Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the United Nations on Tuesday launched an initiative enlisting business communities to ...

Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health, UN report warns

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators ...

More than 5 per cent of world’s oceans now protected – UN Environment

New York, Dec 15: Since April, an unprecedented 3.6 million square kilometres of ocean – an area larger than India – have been designated as marine protected areas (MPAs), mea ...

On International Day, UN cites 'duty of care towards the environment' in peacetime and during conflict

New York, Nov 7 (Just Earth News): To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recog ...

Put ‘people, not cars’ first in transport systems, says UN Environment chief

New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe road ...

Vodafone celebrates World Environment Week

New Delhi, June 10 (Just Earth News): Vodafone India is celebrating World Environment Week (June 6th – 11th) through an interesting ‘Green Initiative,’ aimed at encouragi ...

Tata Power plants nearly 25,000 saplings on World Environment Day

Kolkata, June 6 (Just Earth News): Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company strongly believes in the importance of environmental conservation and is committed to the susta ...