Economy
New York, Mar 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world's natural resources on Friday can yield an "environmental win-win' by injecting $2 trillion into the global economy by 2050 while also offsetting the costs of ambitious climate change action. more
Financial speculation led to unsustainable global housing crisis, UN expert says

New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News): The world's money markets have priced people out of cities, a United Nations independent expert has said, blaming financial markets and speculators for tre ...

Ground-breaking UN-supported digital tool to enhance green finance

New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider on Friday rolled out an innovative programme at the Worl ...

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustaine ...

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world, says Oxfam

New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News): Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam on Monday t ...

Top UN peacekeeping official pushes for endorsement of DR Congo political accord - See more at: http://www.justearthnews.com/development-details/G/2708/top-un-peacekeeping-official-pushes-for-endorsement-of-dr-congo-political-accord.html#sthash.FwG5wW6A.d

New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, the World Bank said in a report rel ...

Agriculture support ‘critical’ for Horn of Africa as region braces for another hunger season

New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): In the wake of the multiple droughts that hit the Horn of Africa over the past year, countries in the region will face rise in hunger and further declin ...

Slowing global wage growth for fourth straight year ‘greatly concerning,’ says UN labour agency

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News): Pulled down by declining wage growth in developing countries and regions, earnings around the world dropped to their lowest level since 2012, a new Unit ...

Caught in ‘poverty trap,’ least developed countries being left behind – UN report

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News): Even as the international community pledged to ‘leave no one behind’ with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Conference on ...

UN agency reports rises in wood production and demand for bioenergy

New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News): According to new data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global production of wood products has been increasing for the past six years ...