Environment
Environment
New York, June 14(Just Earth News): Following last month's severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka that impacted some 630,000 people, the United Nations and humanitarian partners launched an urgent appeal for more resources to reach those in the worst-hit parts of the country with urgent assistance. more
At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

New York, June 14(Just Earth News): Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 ha ...

Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action

New York, June 13(Just Earth News): As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meet ...

Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres

New York, June 11(Just Earh News): Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth large ...

UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life

New York, June 10(Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans on Friday wrapped up with a global agreement to reserve the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1, ...

Working together, ‘we can ensure that our oceans remain healthy as our blue home’ – UN chief

New York, June 8(Just Earth News): The future of the planet’s oceans is burdened by threats such as climate change, pollution and destructive fishing practices – and the lack of capaciti ...

Musician Cody Simpson to be named 'Ocean Advocate' for UN development agency

New York, June 8(Just Earth News): To mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to ...

FEATURE: Relationship with ocean vital part of Trinidad and Tobago culture

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): Oceans comprise roughly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and play an essential role in human well-being, producing half the oxygen necessary for lif ...

At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environmen ...

FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

New York, June 6(Just Earth News): The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in ...