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United Nations Environment Programme Feed
One year on, UN expert urges ratification of treaty to phase out mercury use
The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxic waste, Baskut Tuncak, urged governments around the world today to expedite the ratification process of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of the toxic heavy metal.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:54:58 EST
On first-ever World Cities Day, UN spotlights need for sustainable urban planning
As the world&#39s urban areas inevitably expand, growing both in size and in population, they will also need to transition into better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating negative trends, the United Nations warned today.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST
Asia-Pacific better poised to respond to disasters as experts agree on statistics standards
Marking a milestone towards better disaster risk management in Asia and the Pacific, a United Nations-backed group of experts agreed this week on core principles for establishing a common basic range of disaster-related statistics.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:49 EST
Culture must be considered in approaches to disaster risk reduction – UN-backed report
Disaster risk reduction approaches must recognize why people live with risks and how their behaviour and attitudes related to culture affect their exposure and sensitivity to hazards, a new United Nations-backed report out today warns.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:33:49 EST
UN convention agrees to double biodiversity funding, accelerate preservation measures
A United Nations conference in Republic of Korea wrapped up today with governments agreeing to double biodiversity-related international financial aid to developing countries, including small islands and transition economics, by 2015 and through the next five years.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:12:00 EST
FEATURE: UN biodiversity pact seeks to ensure fair, transparent use of world’s genetic resources
After decades of negotiations, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing entered into force on Sunday, enhancing opportunities for the equitable sharing of benefits of the world’s biodiversity.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:46:16 EST
UN launches ‘game-changer’ software to help developing countries monitor forests
Accurate information is crucial for governments to manage their natural resources sustainably, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today as it announced the launch of new software it hopes will help developing nations monitor the state of their forests.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:53:42 EST
Global economy to lose billions without action to stop ocean acidification, UN report warns
The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a United Nations report launched today in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK).
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:09:25 EST
Benefits of investing in protection of biodiversity outweigh financial costs, says UN-backed report
Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to countries, according to a United Nations-backed report released today.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:55:51 EST
Indigenous knowledge essential to meet global biodiversity targets – UN official
The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official stressed today at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:45:34 EST