Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

206, 2017

Press Conference: Achievement of global marine protected area target (Media Advisory)

June 2nd, 2017|News, Press material|

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 Sweden […]

206, 2017

UN: fostering sustainable coastal and marine tourism in the Caribbean

June 2nd, 2017|VIDEO: Oceans|

206, 2017

Green economy is ‘the economy of the future,’ says UN chief, urging commitment to climate action

June 2nd, 2017|Climate change, News|

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.

206, 2017

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

June 2nd, 2017|Climate change, News|

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.

206, 2017

Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation set to open (Press release)

June 2nd, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

More than 600 commitments received; countries agree to Call for Action

206, 2017

‘Beginning of end for rogue fishing,’ says UN agency as more States back landmark treaty

June 2nd, 2017|News, Oceans|

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.