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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 international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks. more
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 highlighted ...

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 on T ...

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 on ...

Bali volcano: Mount Agung erupts, airport closed down

Jakarta, Nov 27 (JEN): The eruption from Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, has forced the closure of the resort island's main airport, reports 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 – if ...

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 need f ...

Bonn: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

New York, Nov 17 (Just Earth News): Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse ...

Bonn: Initiative to increase insurance coverage for climate-related disasters launched at UN conference

New York, Nov 14(Just Earth News): On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons, a global initiative was launched on Wednesday at the United ...

Bonn: Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

New York, Nov 14(Just Earth News): The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took cente ...