Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: After two weeks of crunch negotiations – with overtime – the almost 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, adopted on Saturday a “robust” set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, aimed at keeping global warming well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. more
UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface

New York: Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launchin ...

COP24 negotiations: Why reaching agreement on climate action is so complex

New York: From Tuesday on, close to 100 Government ministers are due be involved in negotiating a final deal on moving forward with climate action here at the United Nations COP24 confere ...

‘Going green’ is good business says private sector at UN’s COP24 climate conference

New York: Businesses across the world should no longer be viewed solely as greenhouse gas emissions culprits, but more as indispensable partners for climate action, who stand to increase ...

COP24 addresses climate change displacement ahead of crunch migration meeting

New York: As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is lookin ...

COP24: Huge untapped potential in greener construction, says UN environment agency

New York: Noting some progress in greening the global construction industry, the United Nations environment agency (UNEP) co-released a report on Friday at the COP24 climate conference in ...

The fruits of sustainability and decent work

New York: Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Dev ...

Taking fast road to ‘e-mobility’ central to a sustainable future: COP24

New York: As the transportation sector continues to be a major culprit in the global rise in temperatures, the urgent need for clean solutions – in particular, powered by electricit ...

Greenland on thin ice as study shows ice sheet melting 'off the charts'

Washington: Surface melting across Greenland’s mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries ...

Soil pollution ‘jeopardizing’ life on Earth, UN agency warns on World Day

New York: Soil is a “treasure beneath our feet,” essential to human lives and well-being, a senior United Nations official has highlighted, warning, however, that this invalua ...