Environment
Environment
New York, Jan 30 (JEN): A senior United Nations official Wednesday stressed that agriculture is the engine of growth needed to eradicate hunger and boost food production in Africa, ahead of the launch later this week of the 2014 African Year of Agriculture and Food Security. more
"Need political action on climate change"

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 24 (JEN): Former Vice-President of the United States and climate change activist Al Gore told participants at the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting i ...

Growing demand for cropland threatens environment: UN

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): If demand for new land on which to grow food continues at the current rate, by 2050, high-end estimates are that area nearly the size of Brazil could be ruined, with ...

UN backed website aims to aid green economic growth

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): As the international community lays the groundwork for sustainable development goals after 2015, the United Nations environment agency on Wednesday backed a new websi ...

UN urges investors to move out of high-carbon assets

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): The top United Nations climate change official Wednesday urged investors to accelerate the greening of their portfolios as a crucial step towards a low-carbon econom ...

Senegal: UN welcomes efforts to eradicate tsetse fly

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): A United Nations-led campaign against the tsetse fly, which transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near Senegal’s capital, Dakar, h ...

UN to recognize benefits derived from mountain regions

New York, Jan 9 (JEN): As United Nations-led talks on outlining the future global development agenda continue to progress, UN agency officials joined representatives of mountain countries a ...

UN agency praises China’s destruction of ivory stockpile

New York, Jan 7 (JEN) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday applauded China for its first public effort to crackdown on illegal ivory trade, calling the Government’s ...

Sikkim constructing quake-resilient houses

Gangtok, Dec 29 (JEN) The Sikkim government has initiated a Rs 391 crore cost project for constructing houses capable of withstanding natural disasters in Earthquake Prone Areas of the s ...

Ban appoints special envoys on climate change

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): The United Nations efforts to stem climate change got a boost Monday with the appointment of two special envoys to mobilize political will and action ahead of the 20 ...