UN agency launches new ‘green’ initiative for world’s construction industry

Together with some of the biggest names in the multi-billion dollar building and construction sector, the United Nations environmental agency today launched a new international effort to ‘green’ the industry, from curbing global warming gas emissions to preventing the plundering of pristine beaches for sand.

Energy savings are antidote to fuel crisis, ministers agree at UN forum

By saving energy at home, at work and on the roads, people around the globe can help tackle the fuel crisis that is challenging the economies of the industrial and developing worlds, delegates gathered at a meeting in Dubai sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) concluded today.

Industrial livestock production near cities can damage environment – UN agency

Industrial livestock production in developing countries often causes severe environmental damages, especially when meat and dairy factories are crowded together around cities or close to water resources, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has warned.

UN Secretary-General heads to Dubai to receive global environmental award

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will receive a top global award for his work on environmental and sustainable development issues at an international gathering of ministers in the United Arab Emirates next week, officials at the world body announced today.