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New UN report urges Europe to step-up action over triple environmental crisis

New York: A new UN report presented on Wednesday to the Organization’s highest pan-European environmental policy body, covering 54 countries, is calling for greater action to tackle the triple environmental crisis roiling the planet.

TERI signs MoU with Tata Steel Foundation

New Delhi/Jamshedpur: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday in New Delhi to collaborate on implementing the latest stage of The Green School Project which aims to create awareness about environment conservation in the school network.

Canada and India sign MoU to establish stronger cooperation on environmental protection and climate action

Stockholm/New Delhi: Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change  Steven Guilbeault and India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Stockholm on Thursday to increase bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection and conservation.

Study finds biodiversity conservation and benefit-sharing have turned into meaningless exercises in India

New Delhi: A study conducted by a magazine focussing on the environment has questioned India's earnestness in biodiversity conservation.

UN focus on plant health, crucial for boosting food security worldwide

New York: On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line.

Push for ‘more caring, thoughtful’ relationship with nature: UN chief

New York: Everyone must commit to preserving the Earth’s “invaluable and irreplaceable wildlife,” the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Wildlife Day.

UNESCO marks semi-centennial anniversary of biosphere preservation

New York: The UN cultural agency commemorated on Monday the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which created in 1971, has been promoting a long-lasting connection between people and nature.

Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report

New York: Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health.

Improving air quality ‘key’ to confronting global environmental crises

New York: With environmental events becoming increasingly interconnected, a new global report on air pollution published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday underscores that improved air quality is “key to tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste”.

IPCC report: ‘Code red’ for human driven global heating, warns UN chief

New York: Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on Monday.

Lace up and join the UN to help win #TheHumanRace against climate change

New York: The United Nations is encouraging everyone across the world to participate in the literal race against the climate emergency.

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

New York: Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold back climate change-induced disasters, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

UN body unveils new plan to end ecological destruction, ‘preserve and protect nature’

New York: Equitably “redirecting, repurposing or eliminating incentives” that harm biodiversity by at least $500 billion per year is just one of the 21 ambitious targets of a new draft agreement released by a UN body in the lead up to the landmark November climate conference, COP26, in the United Kingdom.

Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger

New York: Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies warned on Monday.

WBCSD and businesses in India unveil policy report on large-scale adoption of electric vehicles

Geneva, Delhi/IBNS: Widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) is looked upon as a key factor in decarbonizing road transport and reducing environmental pollution in India, according to  World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).