Sustainable consumption and production

810, 2015

Food prices staying lower for longer periods, UN agency says

October 8th, 2015|Hunger and food security, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

Food prices are staying lower for longer periods, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, saying lower food prices "seem to be a boon to food security and are indeed just that for households who spend a large share of their income on food purchases.”

810, 2015

Rice genetics placed in global data pool to help develop sustainable crops, says UN agency

October 8th, 2015|Hunger and food security, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

The genome sequences of thousands of rice varieties have been placed with a United Nations-backed treaty on plant genetics by the world’s leading rice research institute to help boost plans to set up a global data exchange for crop genetic resources, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

2309, 2015

Ahead of Sustainable Development Summit, UN Secretariat building lights up to showcase sustainable development goals

September 23rd, 2015|Cities, Climate change, Economic growth, Education, Energy, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, Hunger and food security, Inequality, Infrastructure, News, Oceans, Partnerships, Peace and justice, Poverty, Secretary-General, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Ahead of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September, and to mark the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations, a 10-minute film introducing the sustainable development goals was projected onto the United Nations Headquarters last night.

3006, 2015

Better science needed to guide policy decisions for sustainable development – UN report

June 30th, 2015|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

A new United Nations flagship report launched today finds that solutions to the challenges to people and planet must build on clear scientific findings in order to be sustainable.

1106, 2015

An age-old model of healthy living, the Mediterranean diet is now under threat – UN

June 11th, 2015|Health, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

The Mediterranean region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” away from its traditional diet, long revered as a model for healthy living and sustainable food systems and known for preserving the environment and empowering local producers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

506, 2015

UN invites world’s seven billion people to become agents of change on World Environment Day

June 5th, 2015|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

The United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day on 5 June, stressing the need of sustainable consumption worldwide.

505, 2015

UN environment chief warns of ‘tsunami’ of e-waste at conference on chemical treaties

May 5th, 2015|Infrastructure, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

The head of the United Nations body tasked with setting the global environmental agenda today stressed the need to limit the use of dangerous chemicals and to find a solution to the masses of electronic waste building up around the world, as a Conference of Parties to three major Conventions on the subject began in Geneva today.

1703, 2015

Agriculture bears brunt of disaster impacts, new report says

March 17th, 2015|Disaster risk reduction, Hunger and food security, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

Farmers in developing nations bear the "major brunt" of natural disasters yet receive just a small percentage of post-disaster aid, says a new study released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.