Environment/Science
New York, June 17(Just Earth News): With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.” more
UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life

New York, June 10(Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans on Friday wrapped up with a global agreement to reserve the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1, ...

UN poised to open summit on world's oceans; outcome will 'call for action' on ocean health

New York, June 3(Just Earth News): Warming oceans, depleting sea life and plastic pollution are on the agenda for next week's ocean summit at the United Nations, which will call for urgent ...

Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that en ...

Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring

New York, May 14 (Just Earth News): With relatively little data available about the Earth’s Polar Regions – posing risks for people and the environment – the United Nations weather age ...

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 ...

FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News): Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, V ...