In 2010, governments committed to protecting 10% of marine and coastal areas under the Convention on Biological Diversity. Recent commitments and actions under national biodiversity strategies will bring the total area under protection to more than the target. In this press Conference the Executive Secretary to the Convention along with the Minister of Environment from [...]
Underscoring the threats posed by climate change – those already apparent, as well as those sure to impact the future of the planet – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged Governments worldwide to “stay the course” and remain committed to climate action.
The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.
Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation set to open (Press release)
More than 600 commitments received; countries agree to Call for Action
A new agreement aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices represents the capstone of years of diplomatic effort to combat the scourge of illegal fishing, according to the United Nations food agency.