Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion.

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UN marks Day of the Tropics with focus on region’s vulnerability

The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, according to the United Nations, which today marked the International Day of the Tropics.

Ocean Conference: Trinidad village protects leatherback turtles

An environmental group based in Trinidad and Tobago that has received UN support has become a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.

Since 1990, Nature Seekers has helped turn the tide on the slaughter of leatherback turtles, the biggest turtles on Earth.

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“Don’t politicize data,” sustainable entrepreneur urges

Eco-friendly innovators need to use clear and un-politicized data to “let people understand” the environmental impact of their actions.

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“We’ve got to stop these guys” UN wildlife chief slams rosewood trade

“We’ve got to stop” the criminals who have turned endangered rosewood into the world’s most trafficked wild product.

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Soccer star Eto’o features in UN agency’s new biodiversity campaign

Cameroonian football striker Samuel Eto’o features in a new series of advertisements by the sportswear conglomerate Puma as part of the ‘Play for Life’ partnership campaign which the company and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) formed in January to support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

UN warns that Asia-Pacific region faces growing environmental threats

Asia and the Pacific face daunting environmental challenges that require an urgent international response, according to a just-released report by the United Nations regional commission.