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312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

312, 2016

Government, businesses must integrate biodiversity into their practices to halt degradation, UN conference hears

December 3rd, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The UN Biodiversity Conference today opened in Cancun, Mexico, with a call to governments and businesses to integrate biodiversity into their practices if countries are to halt further environmental degradation and ensure the well-being and prosperity of future generations.

212, 2016

What to expect from the UN Biodiversity Conference COP13

December 2nd, 2016|News, VIDEO: Biodiversity, forests, desertification|

112, 2016

On eve of major UN conference, alarms raised that efforts to halt biodiversity loss are lagging

December 1st, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans, Partnerships|

Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on this issue in Cancun, Mexico.

2511, 2016

UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

November 25th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure|

The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.

1611, 2016

UN chief urges rapid increase of funding to address climate change

November 16th, 2016|Climate change, COP22 highlight, News|

As the United Nations Climate Conference, known as COP 22, continued its work today in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to mobilize funding to address climate change, especially to support developing countries.

711, 2016

COP22 – liveblog

November 7th, 2016|COP22 highlight, News|

Last night, countries unanimously joined together to support the Marrakech Action Proclamation, which celebrates the irreversible momentum that led to the Paris Agreement and the bold initiatives by governments, businesses, cities and people around the world to address climate change and achieve the  Sustainable Development Goals.

To read more about the Marrakech Action […]

711, 2016

‘The eyes of the world are upon us,’ chair of UN conference says as new round of climate talks opens

November 7th, 2016|Climate change, News, Partnerships|

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ opened today in Marrakech, Morocco, just days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement which has now been ratified by 100 countries.

611, 2016

UN climate conference to continue momentum after Paris Agreement comes into force

November 6th, 2016|Climate change, News|

Three days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, the Marrakesh Conference, which begins Monday, 7 November, in Morocco, will give United Nations Member States and the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.

3110, 2016

Almost one in seven children breathing heavily toxic air – UNICEF report

October 31st, 2016|Climate change, Health|

About 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic – six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines – that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report has revealed.