Forests, desertification and biodiversity

2607, 2017

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

July 26th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.

2906, 2017

UN marks Day of the Tropics with focus on region’s vulnerability

June 29th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, according to the United Nations, which today marked the International Day of the Tropics.

2206, 2017

What’s the buzz at UNHQ?

June 22nd, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, was on hand to officially welcome three colonies of honeybees to UN Headquarters as part of the UN’s ongoing greening efforts.

1706, 2017

Help preserve land – our ‘home and future’ – UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification

June 17th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.”

806, 2017

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

June 8th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

Human rights experts from the United Nations and an inter-American organization have denounced attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil, expressing concern over a Congressional report that accuses the UN of being “a confederation of non-governmental organizations influencing Brazilian policy.”

2205, 2017

On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them

May 22nd, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts tourists in the first place, said the head of the United Nations-backed treaty on biological diversity, marking International Day for Biological Diversity.

1005, 2017

On World Migratory Bird Day, UN spotlights common destiny for wildlife and people

May 10th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

A healthy planet for migratory birds means a healthy plant for people, as they share the habitats on the Earth, the heads of two United Nations-backed environmental treaties said, marking World Migratory Bird Day.

405, 2017

Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

May 4th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests today discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors to ensure broad ownership as well as to advance the overall sustainable development agenda.

105, 2017

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

May 1st, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened today at United Nations Headquarters.

2103, 2017

More sustainably managed forests would help meet energy needs of one-third of world population

March 21st, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Press material|

March 21, New York–Expanding the area of sustainably managed forests, especially in developing countries, is essential to meet the energy needs of billions of people who still use wood fuel as their energy source, according to United Nations officials and forest experts at an event held today marking the International Day of Forests.