Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Feb 1 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change to galvanize urban action to reduce greenhouse emissions ahead of the United Nations climate summit this coming September. more
Securing crop biodiversity key to feeding: UN

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Seeking to ensure that the world can feed a fast growing population, expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the United Nations on Thursday published voluntary internat ...

Human cause of global warming near certainty: UN

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Global warming is unequivocal, human influence has been the dominant cause since the mid-20th century, and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, already at ...

Agriculture to help eradicate hunger in Africa: UN

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): A senior United Nations official Wednesday stressed that agriculture is the engine of growth needed to eradicate hunger and boost food production in Africa, ahead of ...

"Need political action on climate change"

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 24 (JEN): Former Vice-President of the United States and climate change activist Al Gore told participants at the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting i ...

Growing demand for cropland threatens environment: UN

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): If demand for new land on which to grow food continues at the current rate, by 2050, high-end estimates are that area nearly the size of Brazil could be ruined, with ...

UN backed website aims to aid green economic growth

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): As the international community lays the groundwork for sustainable development goals after 2015, the United Nations environment agency on Wednesday backed a new websi ...

UN urges investors to move out of high-carbon assets

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): The top United Nations climate change official Wednesday urged investors to accelerate the greening of their portfolios as a crucial step towards a low-carbon econom ...

Senegal: UN welcomes efforts to eradicate tsetse fly

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): A United Nations-led campaign against the tsetse fly, which transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near Senegal’s capital, Dakar, h ...

UN to recognize benefits derived from mountain regions

New York, Jan 9 (JEN): As United Nations-led talks on outlining the future global development agenda continue to progress, UN agency officials joined representatives of mountain countries a ...