Chefs from around the world will help support the United Nations's ActNow campaign by kicking off a food challenge on June 18, Sustainable Gastronomy Day. The Challenge aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices.
24 billion tons of fertile land lost every year, warns UN chief on World Day to Combat Desertification
In a video message released in advance of the World [...]
Shining a light on sustainable power: how clean energy is helping to improve camps for displaced people
Hauwa, from Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, fled her home [...]
Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets in effort to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C
A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.
The Communities of Ocean Action (COAs) held a two-day meeting in Incheon, Korea, 5-9 June, aimed to identify gaps, good practices and lessons learned in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) to sustainably use and manage the ocean. organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in Incheon, Republic of Korea, under the theme “From Commitments to Action: Implementing SDG 14,”
Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans
Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our [...]
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Bicycles for the environment, new leader for the UN General Assembly, UN values, Ebola, Syria and Libya
This Tuesday, we cover: Bicycles in China; a new President [...]
Dina IONESCO, Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division of IOM, addresses the issue of migration in the context of climate change, where the status “climate refugees” fails to recognize a number of key aspects that define human mobility.
In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on [...]
The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco [...]
The simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly bicycle is not just [...]
A mobile payment app in China planted enough trees to cover an area equivalent to 130,000 soccer pitches. This video shows how they did that.
Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.
The havoc caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth across Mozambique [...]
The impacts of climate change will not be borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations.
In only 5 years annual fine particle levels in Beijing's air fell by 35%. What were the key steps for this success?
Mozambique: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets the child cyclone survivors who’ve lost everything
Visiting storm-ravaged Mozambique, UN Children’s Fund Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, [...]
This Wednesday, we cover: the dangers of smoking for World [...]
Artificial intelligence summit focuses on fighting hunger, climate crisis and transition to ‘smart sustainable cities’
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is at the forefront of fighting [...]
Social, cultural diversity ‘an enormous richness, not a threat’ Guterres declares calling on investment for a harmonious future
Like a well-tuned orchestra, successful modern societies have a balance [...]