Environment/Science
New York: With our planet’s flora and fauna facing unprecedented threats, science and policy experts are set to gather next week in Medellin, Colombia, for a United Nations-backed meeting to consider five landmark reports aiming to inform better decisions by Governments, businesses and even individuals on biodiversity, and issues of land degradation and restoration. more
‘Turn the tide on plastic’ urges UN, as microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy

New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Launching an unprecedented global campaign, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is urging everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics and s ...

On International Tiger Day, UN calls for urgent action against illegal wildlife trade

New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent ...

New UN-backed survey reveals ‘alarming’ damage to world’s high seas and marine ecosystems

New York, July 14 (Just Earth News): More than half of the world’s fragile coral reefs are under threat and most of our major fish stocks are now overexploited, according to the lates ...

UN-backed fund expands wildlife protection plan to 19 countries in Africa and Asia

New York, June 11 (Just Earth News):A United Nations-backed partnership fun has approved an additional $40 million to expand its support of a global programme fighting against illegal traffi ...

Tata Power plants nearly 25,000 saplings on World Environment Day

Kolkata, June 6 (Just Earth News): Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company strongly believes in the importance of environmental conservation and is committed to the susta ...

'Go wild for life,' UN says on World Environment Day

New York, June 5 (Just Earth News): Marking World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling on eve ...

World Heritage sites at risk from climate change – joint UN report

New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):Some 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a ...

‘Old habits die hard,’ UN deputy chief tells Environment Assembly, urging action towards sustainability

New York, May 27 (Just Earth News): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed on Thursday the need for Member States to redouble efforts at prevention – whether to ...

UN launches unprecedented #WildforLife campaign to end illegal trade in wildlife

New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday launched the #WildforLife campaign against illegal trade in wildlife, warning that such trade is pushing species to the br ...