Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Nov 1 (JEN): Biodegradable plates made from Colombian seeds, an online car-sharing scheme in Viet Nam, and sanitary pads made from banana waste are some of this year’s winners of a United Nations-backed award recognizing projects that help promote sustainable development. more
UN set to tackle new sustainable development agenda

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): The United Nations Economic and Social Council has embarked on a timely slate of far-reaching reforms that will make it a stronger, more issues-oriented body, as Secr ...

International football star to spotlight illegal wildlife trade

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): International football star Yaya Touré Tuesday joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat t ...

Ban seeks clean energy transformation for sustainable future

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for a clean energy transformation to help put the world on a more sustainable path, stressing that this wi ...

Japan: UN hails remediation efforts in Fukushima-affected areas

New York, Oct 22 (JEN): Good progress has been made by Japan in remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, a group of United Nations experts have said i ...

Netherlands seeks UN support on Greenpeace ship

New York, Oct 22 (JEN): The Netherlands Monday submitted a request to the United Nations-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for provisional measures in a dispute with Russi ...

Greenpeace shares concern on Phailin

New Delhi, Oct 12 (JEN): Environmental non-profit organisation Greenpeace India has shared the concern for the people of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, who face the devastation that will be cau ...