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.
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.
The Plan features a set of six Global Forest Goals and associated targets to be reached by 2030, which are voluntary and universal.
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.
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.
At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity
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.
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.
UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection GalleryClimate 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.
Government, businesses must integrate biodiversity into their practices to halt degradation, UN conference hears
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.