Forests, desertification and biodiversity

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.

2301, 2017

UN Forum sets landmark target to increase world’s forests by 120 million hectares by 2030

January 23rd, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The Plan features a set of six Global Forest Goals and associated targets to be reached by 2030, which are voluntary and universal.

1912, 2016

Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

December 19th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

612, 2016

Countries urged to prioritize protection of pollinators to ensure food security at UN Biodiversity Conference

December 6th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Hunger and food security, News|

512, 2016

UN report finds marine debris is harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

December 5th, 2016|Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries’ economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

512, 2016

At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

December 5th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans, Partnerships|

More than 190 countries at a major United Nations Conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.

412, 2016

Your guide to UN Biodiversity Conference speak

December 4th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The UN Biodiversity Conference started today in Cancun, Mexico. Over the next two weeks, more than 190 countries will discuss how to halt the loss of species and natural resources in our planet which are essential for our well-being and to ensure that future generations can prosper.

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.

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.