environment

Exhibition shows past, present and future of “green oasis” Riyadh

“A green oasis in the middle of a desert”.

That’s how the mayor of Riyadh described his city, at a new exhibition at the UN this week, which revealed new perspectives on the Saudi capital’s past, present and future.

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UN and Africa: focus on Timbuktu, Somalia and SDGs

Welcome for ruling against Mali's Timbuktu desecrator

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Innovating agriculture to address climate change

Transforming agriculture to address challenges such as climate change and growing urban populations are among the topics experts and decision makers will be discussing this week in Rome.

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Environment factors should be part of refugee status

People who are forced to leave their homes because of environmental factors should be considered refugees, according to a non-government organisation, attending the recent migrant and refugee summit at the UN.

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Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community

Ensuring financing so that they can meet the Sustainable Development Goals (

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UN and Africa: focus on African development, climate change and SDGs

Terrorism “threat of the century” says Chad President

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Stop polluting the planet, urges head of UN environment programme

People need to be much kinder to the planet and to each other, the head of the UN Environment Programme has urged.

Erik Stolheim made the remarks on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly debate.

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Decent work and economic growth “mantra” of Jamaica

Jamaica is firmly committed to growing its economy and creating jobs to lift people out of poverty, even going as far as creating a ministry to deal with this matter.

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“That will be the end of us” if conservation challenge not met

“That will be the end of us” if the world fails to meet today’s environmental challenges, according to one of the world’s foremost conservationists.

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On Ozone Day, Ban cites progress so far, urges recommitment to environmental protection

Marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries to strengthen climate protection by reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons.