Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Sept 19 (JEN) Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions. more
Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals

New York, Sept 18 (JEN) A new United Nations-backed report launched on Wednesday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes ...

Marking International Day, UN officials hail progress in reducing damage to ozone layer

New York, Sept 17 (JEN) United Nations officials on Tuesday hailed the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environment ...

UN-organized tsunami exercise shows Indian Ocean region now ‘better prepared’

New York, Sept 13 (JEN) A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 countries, a warning system devised by t ...

Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened – UN reports

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations on Wednesday reported, urging unified action to tac ...

As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’

New York, Sept 10 (JEN) The United Nations weather agency on Tuesday voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in ...

SAMOA: New partnerships seek to protect world's oceans

New York, Sept 4 (JEN) Fishermen in coastal Samoan villages say there are less fish than there used and they worry that the fish populations will soon disappear altogether, but participants ...

SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

New York, Sept 3 (JEN) World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of re ...

SAMOA: Small island developing states can lead transition to 'green' energy - UN

New York, Sept 2 (JEN) Despite being endowed with renewable energy sources – like wind, sunshine and waves – small island developing states remain heavily reliant on imported ...

Samoa: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

New York, Aug 30 (JEN) A toxic weed in Samoa is being turned into electricity, raising hopes that families on the southern coast of the Pacific island can be connected to the national grid a ...