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United Nations Environment Programme Feed
Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks &#39going dark&#39 to support protecting the planet
The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual &#39Earth Hour,&#39 global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST
Environmental recovery key to post-conflict development in Colombia – UN agency
Concluding a mission to Colombia, a multi-disciplinary team of United Nations environment experts have highlighted that the country has a unique opportunity to promote sustainable and resilient livelihoods in which the nature serves as the foundation for long-lasting peace.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:09 EST
Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel
Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:59:55 EST
Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal – UN
Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for Governments and business, senior United Nations officials said today.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:36:20 EST
World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water
Clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water, the United Nations meteorological agency today said, launching a digital cloud atlas to celebrate World Meteorological Day.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti Levu, killing at least 44 people, and grounding flights to and from the Pacific Island nation.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:49:14 EST
Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day
In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agriculture.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST
Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency
Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:34:13 EST
Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day
Cautioning the impact of human activity such as practices use of woodfuel on world’s forests, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for better wood-energy conversions technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:10:14 EST
Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency
Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth&#39s soil, the United Nations agricultural agency today reported, warning that soil management could make or break climate change response efforts.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST