Environment
Environment
New York, June 24 (JEN): A United Nations body that focuses on the environment and has representatives from all 193 UN Member States is meeting for the first time Monday in Nairobi, to discuss issues such as illegal wildlife trade, chemical waste and air pollution, and new universal development goals. more
Use of ‘space tools’ for sustainable development stressed by UN celestial committee

New :York, June 12 (JEN) Space-based information technologies must be fully integrated into the international efforts to overcome such challenges to sustainable development as climate change ...

UN marks World Oceans Day, seeks protection for oceans

New York, Jun 9 (JEN): To commemorate World Oceans Day, the United Nations family is encouraging the international community to reflect on the multiple benefits of oceans and commit to keepi ...

CSE calls for urgent action over WHO report on India pollution

New Delhi, May 8 (JEN): The latest urban air quality database released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reconfirms that most Indian cities are becoming death traps because of very high ...

Most cities fail to meet new pollution guidelines: UN

New York, May 8 (JEN): Many of the world’s cities are “enveloped in dirty air” that is dangerous breathe, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednes ...

UN marks Mother Earth Day, urges protection of planet

New York, Apr 23 (JEN): On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations urged greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with United Nation ...

UN urges coordinated action on food security

New York, Apr 23 (JEN): Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and ec ...

UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas emissions

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, a ...

UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy

New York, Apr 10 (JEN): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency ...

Air pollution linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide: WHO

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environment ...