environment

Annan appeals for fresh thinking, renewed financing to solve world’s water crisis

With water-related diseases killing a child every eight seconds and 2.4 billion people lacking adequate sanitation, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed today for innovative ideas and redoubled financing to help “2 billion of our fellow human beings, who are dying for want of water and sanitation.”

World’s groundwater supplies under siege, urgent action needed – UN report

Over-exploited aquifiers, falling water tables and seawater contamination are threatening the world's natural underground reservoirs upon which 2 billion people depend for drinking water and irrigation, according to a new United Nations report issued today to mark World Environment Day.

UN agency partners with fashion industry to promote environmentally friendly lifestyles

In a bid to promote sustainable consumption and production, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today said it is working on a new partnership with the fashion industry to send ecologically friendly messages to consumers.