Environment
Environment
New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The illegal killing of elephants for their ivory is now at “critically high levels” in Africa with increased involvement by organized crime groups, leading to their possible extinction in parts of the continent, the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Thursday. more
World on track to meet 2020 goal for protected land, sea, but more work urgently needed – UN

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): While the world is on track to meet a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas, more work is needed to ensure areas of importance for biodiversity and ecosyst ...

New global tourism initiative to 'steer industry onto a truly sustainable path' UN

New York, Nov 7 (JEN) Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world contributing 9 per cent to global GDP, accounting for one in 11 jobs worldwide and for ...

On International Day, UN urges protection of environment from ravages of war

New York, Nov 7 (JEN) From the contamination of land to the plundering of natural resources, the environment has long been a “silent casualty” of war, United Nations Secretary-Ge ...

Amplifying women’s voices in climate change solutions focus of UN conference

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): Aiming to develop more gender-sensitive services, a United Nations-led conference kicking off in Geneva is spearheading a drive to ensure that weather and climate ser ...

In Vienna, Ban underscores sustainable industrial development as key to planet's future

New York, Nov 5 (JEN)Advancing inclusive and sustainable industrial development, both on its own and as part of a broader campaign to protect the planet and all people in the future, is the ...

Mediterranean, North Atlantic prepares for UN-backed tsunami warning system test

New York, Oct 24 (JEN) Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise ...

In fight against hunger, UN launches initiative targeting threat of desertification

New York, Oct 23 (JEN) The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world’s agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Wednes ...

‘Science must have a place at the policy table,’ world leaders urge at special UN meeting

New York, Oct 21 (JEN): Science, technology and innovation are central in forging development policy and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems including in education, he ...

UN convention agrees to double biodiversity funding, accelerate preservation measures

New York, Oct 18 (JEN) A United Nations conference in Republic of Korea wrapped up on Fridaywith governments agreeing to double biodiversity-related international financial aid to developing ...