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Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

2018-04-22T11:48:27-04:0013 Nov 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

‘Smart’ money moving to ‘green’ financing, reveals new UN report

2018-04-22T11:51:21-04:0014 Jul 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

Even though investments towards sustainable development in developing countries have fallen short by nearly $2.5 trillion each year, emerging financial products and encouraging policies illustrate that both public and private sectors are serious about correcting that trend, the United Nations environment arm has said.

Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

2018-04-22T11:51:24-04:0012 Jul 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 17: Partnerships, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, News|

Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transparency in financial markets, the Organization’s environment wing said today.

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

2018-04-22T11:52:07-04:0017 Jun 2017|Goal 15: Life on Land, 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.”

On World Tuna Day, UN cites importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving 2030 Agenda

2018-04-22T11:53:35-04:0002 May 2017|Goal 14: Life Below Water, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

As migratory tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood, the inaugural celebration by the United Nations of World Tuna Day is an important step in recognizing the critical role of tuna to sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.

Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

2018-04-22T11:53:46-04:0012 Apr 2017|Goal 14: Life Below Water, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward, the United Nations agricultural agency, said today as a measure aiming to create a “gold standard” for catch documentation nears the finish line.

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