Annan urges individual citizens to work for environmental change

Although Governments and businesses are coming to understand that the prevailing model of energy use in the world is unsustainable, and that conservation is a necessity for economic growth, constant pressure from individual citizens is needed for real change to occur, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a global environmental forum today.

UN marks World Environment Day with focus on preventing desertification

The United Nations today marked World Environment Day by shining the spotlight on the world’s deserts, from appeals to curb the desertification of dry-lands to a major report on the dramatic impact of climate change to a list of do’s and don’ts for tourists and a children’s painting competition.