Environment/Science
Climate Change
New York, A new generation of green infrastructure which boosts the local economy, ensures water supplies and protects the environment is being built in Timor-Leste thanks to the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). more
Climate Change Focus: Cows, coffee and sustainable farming

New York, Small-scale farms in Panama are helping to heal land degraded by extensive cattle ranching and extreme rainfall or drought associated with climate change, thanks to a project su ...

UN chief appoints Luis Alfonso de Alba as Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit

New York, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Friday the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit. ...

Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change: UN Environment

New York, When it comes to helping green our world, organic mushrooms from the local market may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could ...

Independence of agency 'paramount', stresses UN nuclear chief in apparent response to Israel's claim of secret Iran site

New York,  After a direct challenge from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to personally and immediately visit what he called a secret atomic warehouse in Iran, the United Na ...

‘Full impact’ of Indonesia disaster unclear, as UN teams push into worst-hit areas

New York, Four days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, UN agencies and partners have warned that some communities have yet to be reached and the ...

Scientists from UN-run climate change panel to present key global warming report for world leaders

New York,  Scientists from the United Nations-run Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and representatives from its 195 member governments, are meeting in South Korea, to ...

Tackling climate change is ‘global responsibility of our time,’ Dominica Foreign Minister tells UN Assembly

New York, Climate change results from “an economic calculus” that pushes global destruction, Francine Baron, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Dominica told the United Nations A ...

Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves hundreds dead: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’

New York, Following a major, 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in a stat ...

Pacific Islands on the front line of climate change: UN chief

New York, The concerns of the Pacific Islands, on the front line of climate change, are at the heart of the United Nations work, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, ...