Environment

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.

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Time running out for construction sector to cut energy use, meet climate goals – UN

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new U ...

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost in ...

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highligh ...

Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats o ...

Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said ...

‘New and better deal’ needed for climate resilience in Caribbean, UN chief tells donor conference

New York, Nov 22(Just Earth News): Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – ...

Sanitation chain, wastewater treatment focus of World Toilet Day event at UN

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): Even in wealthier countries, where people have access to toilets and faecal material is contained, treatment and final disposal of wastewater can be ...

Bonn: UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

New York, Nov 18(Just Earth News): The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a nee ...

With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'

New York, Nov 17(Just Earth News): Efforts to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gaining strength, thanks to strong backing by govern ...