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New York, May 26(Just Earth News): Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk. more
Peru: UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from El Niño floods, landslides

New York, May 20(Just Earth News): In the wake of the heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit Peru earlier this year, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday that it is work ...

UN-backed treaty on mercury to enter into force; ‘pivotal moment’ in combat against harmful chemicals

New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified the first ne ...

Identifying all-time deadliest weather events, UN says history can help mitigate future disasters

New York, May 19(Just Earth News): The United Nations weather agency on Thursday announced “world records” for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornado ...

Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN agency

New York, May 14(Just Earth News): The destruction of forests in many Asian countries continues apace, threatening the realization of global sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadlin ...

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution

New York, May 13(Just Earth News): The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use ...

Weather, climate and water challenges in spotlight at annual session of UN weather agency council

New York, May 11(Just Earth News): Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing ...

UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm team up to raise awareness about climate change

New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations development agency is teaming up with ofo, a China-based bike sharing platform, to raise public awareness about climate change, it was a ...

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN

New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for ...

Canada: Poor ice conditions compel seals to move to thicker ice grounds

Toronto, Apr 18 (Just Earth News ): Officials from the Fisheries Department said that harp seals who usually reproduces in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, had been forced, this year, to move off c ...