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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata, June 6 (IBNS): Apex industry body ASSOCHAM on Friday said it has submitted a copy of its report titled â€˜El Nino, Drought and Growth Concerns of Indian Economy,â€™ to the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata, June 5 (IBNS): GVK has received the Carbon Accreditation Certificate for its GVK CSIA project in Mumbai.
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IBNS): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in its recently published Environmental Survey 2014, stated that overall, a large majority of people felt that air quality had worsened and the number of bird species in their cities had declined.
New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world's power production now coming from renewable sources, according to a United Nations-backed report produced ahead of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum.
New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Monday welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States, voicing their hope that it will spur other countries to take concrete action to combat climate change.