Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Sept 24 (JEN) A new initiative announced on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double over the next quarter century. more
Climate Summit: ‘All hands on deck’ declares Ban, calling for leadership, concrete action

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday told world leaders at an “unprecedented and import ...

Ban seeks ‘vision, concrete action’ from world leaders at UN climate summit

New York, Sept 3 (JEN) True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners a ...

UN Women, Mary Robinson, to host special climate change event for women leaders

New York, Sept 23 (JEN) On the eve of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, are gathering wi ...

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (JEN) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that t ...

Ahead of UN climate summit, leading investors urge transition to low-carbon economy

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 ...

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 ...