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On UNGA margins, world leaders bolster bedrock of international law

At the heart of global diplomacy within the iconic UN Headquarters in New York, another significant yet often less featured deliberation is unfolding this week: the Treaty Event.

Do more for environment or risk planet becoming ‘human sacrifice zone’: UN experts

New York: It’s been five decades since Sweden hosted the world’s first conference to make the environment a major issue, in recognition of the “human sacrifice zone” it could become if we fail to look after it, according to rights experts. On Monday, ahead of fresh discussions in Stockholm this week to discuss further action, the experts warned that much greater efforts are needed which could save millions of lives every year.

Moving away from coal ‘will not be easy’ but it is essential for our common future, UN deputy chief says

New York: The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General on Monday called on countries in Asia and the Pacific to speed up the shift from fossil fuels to new, low-carbon development models, in a just and inclusive way.

Despite propagating clean environment, China remains largest coal producer

Beijing: It seems that China is following a double standard as far as environmental safety issues are concerned as despite earning applause for promising to make a clean environment, the dragons remain the highest producer of coal in the world.

Mountains matter, especially if you’re young, UN declares

New York/IBNS: Covering around 27 per cent of the earth's land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world’s towards sustainable economic growth. With the future in mind, the theme for this year’s international day celebrating the world’s peaks and summits on Wednesday, is Mountains matter for Youth.

UN chief lauds Fijians as ‘natural global leaders’ on climate, environment, hails ‘symbiotic relationship’ with land and sea

New York, May 17 (IBNS): Fiji’s strong traditions of community and social responsibility, and its “symbiotic relationship” with its surroundings, has made its people “natural global leaders on climate and the environment”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the nation’s Parliament on Thursday.

US border wall construction to cause ‘Irreversible Damage’ to environment : Advocacy Group

Washington, May 15 (Sputnik/UNI) The Trump Administration’s plan to suspend or waive more than 40 environmental laws in order to extend its proposed border wall across two US states will damage ecosystems and harm wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) said in a press release.

UN launches drive to highlight environmental cost of staying fashionable

New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans,  equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That’s just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.

UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

New York, July 21 (IBNS): Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global push by the United Nations agriculture agency announced during World Forest Week.

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

New York, June 5 (IBNS): The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.

Climate change could force over 140 million to migrate within countries by 2050: World Bank Report

Washington, Mar 20 (IBNS): The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see over 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050, creating a looming human crisis and threatening the development process, a new World Bank Group report finds.

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

New York, Mar 7 (JEN): Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the United Nations on Tuesday launched an initiative enlisting business communities to champion a clean and healthy environment.

Fishing Industry of Canada at a major risk of stock collapse

Ottawa, Oct 5(IBNS): Canada's Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner on Tuesday warned about the risk of suffering a major stock collapse that the $6billion fishing industry is to face soon.