Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Oct 10 (JEN) Accurate information is crucial for governments to manage their natural resources sustainably, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday as it announced the launch of new software it hopes will help developing nations monitor the state of their forests. more
Benefits of investing in protection of biodiversity outweigh financial costs, says UN-backed report

New York, Oct 8 (JEN) Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to count ...

Indigenous knowledge essential to meet global biodiversity targets – UN official

New York, Oct 8 (JEN)The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United N ...

Major conference on biodiversity warns against 'business as usual' behaviour, consumption

New York, Oct 7 (JEN)The parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity began meeting on Monday as a new United Nations report on the status of biodiversity warned that much more efficien ...

Specter of climate change looms large, say small island nations at UN

New York, Sept 27 (JEN) Leaders of small island developing nations on Friday urged the United Nations General Assembly to prioritize climate change and assist in their front line battle agai ...

At meeting with Pacific island leaders, Ban urges progress on climate change fight

New York, Sept 27 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded Pacific Island nations for their “strong position” on the sustainable development of the world’s oceans ...

Rwandan President calls on public, private sector to work together on climate change

New Yoprk, Sept 25 (JEN) Addressing the General Assembly on Wednesday at its annual general debate, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the success of the Millennium Development Goals ...

Ban hails ‘bold’ announcements on tackling climate change as historic UN summit closes

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced on Tuesday by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Clima ...

First-ever indigenous peoples’ world conference concludes with focus on climate

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) With climate change taking centre stage at the United Nations, the first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples wrapped up on Tuesday with a focus on Mother Ear ...

At summit, UN agencies pledge action to curb climate change

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) Joining the chorus of Government, businesses, civil society and indigenous leaders at on Tuesday ’s landmark Climate Summit at Headquarters, United Nations ag ...