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UN initiative strengthens drought monitoring and early warning in Asia-Pacific

New York, July 2 (IBNS): Although drought is a "silent killer" in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said on Tuesday at a milestone forum on drought monitoring and early warning.

UN reports on new roadmap to boost small-scale, family forest producers

New York, July 1 (IBNS): If small-scale forest and farm producers joined to form producer organizations, they could increase forest productivity and improve livelihoods of local communities, the United Nations agricultural agency and its partners on Monday reported.

CSE proposes mini-grids as solution to rural India's power woes

New Delhi, June 27 (IBNS): The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday proposed mini-grid or decentralised generation power as solution to rural India's power woes.

Widespread water shut-offs in US city of Detroit prompt outcry from UN

New York, June 25 (IBNS): Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay their bills is an affront to their human rights, a group of United Nations experts said on Wednesday, amid reports of widespread water shut-offs in the United States city of Detroit for non-payment.

UN officials call for restoration of ecosystems to reduce climate change disasters

New York, June 18 (IBNS) Marking the World Day to Combat Desertification, United Nations officials Wednesday emphasized the importance of restoring degrading lands to avoid or soften the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change.

"Energy policy must serve broader economic growth"

New Delhi, June 16 (IBNS): Union Minister of State of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan at the opening plenary session of the 21st World Petroleum Congress at Moscow on Monday stressed the Indian world-view of energy.

Norway: UN to launch research vessel to support endangered fisheries

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): The United Nations agricultural agency announced on Monday that it is partnering with Norway to build an advanced research vessel as part of efforts to avert the effects of climate change and other threats to the world's fish stocks, as calls were heard for urgent action to address those threats at an international forum in Rome.

Ban urges recommitment to treaty on use of world's oceans

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): Marking the upcoming 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the landmark treaty that has become known as the "Constitution for the Oceans", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday encouraged Member States to recommit to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at what he considers a crucial moment for climate change.

UN marks World Oceans Day, seeks protection for oceans

New York, Jun 9 (IBNS): To commemorate World Oceans Day, the United Nations family is encouraging the international community to reflect on the multiple benefits of oceans and commit to keeping them healthy and productive for current and future generations.

UN spotlights climate-smart approach to spark rural renewal

New York, Jun 7 (IBNS): As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency on Friday spotlighted the best practices of its "climate-smart" approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.

ASSOCHAM submits its report on El Nino, drought to Mamata

Kolkata, June 6 (IBNS): Apex industry body ASSOCHAM on Friday said it has submitted a copy of its report titled ‘El Nino, Drought and Growth Concerns of Indian Economy,’ to the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.

UN marks World Environment Day

New York, Jun 6 (IBNS): Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year's World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world's small islands potentially in peril of being lost to sea-level rise.

Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day

New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): In an attempt to celebrate World Environment Day 2014, steel giant Tata Steel Limited on Thursday organized a string of activities across its divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.

Sambhavna Trust launches a book on packaged snacks hazard

Bhopal, June 5 (IBNS) On the occasion of "World Environment Day" , Bhopal based NGO, Sambhavna Trust Clinic, launched "Ulat Palat", a book for children on the environmental and health hazards of packaged snacks.

GVK receives Carbon Accreditation Certificate

Kolkata, June 5 (IBNS): GVK has received the Carbon Accreditation Certificate for its GVK CSIA project in Mumbai.