sustainability

Sustainable fishing staying afloat in developed world, sinking in poorer regions

More people than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food, and income, but the seafood industry is facing a “dangerous” sustainability divide when comparing trends in the developed world versus those in poorer regions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed on Monday.

 

Nature ‘one of most effective ways’ of combatting climate change

Nature is “one of the most effective ways” of combatting climate change and should be part of every country’s climate strategy according to the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen. 

News in Brief 3 June 2019

  • Catastrophic’ healthcare costs that put mothers and newborns at risk
  • UNESCO chief condemns journalist killing in Chad
  • Canada exhibition set on awakening need for sustainability
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Solar-powered airplane circles the globe with “no fuel, but much energy”

An airplane that runs entirely on solar power, is circling the globe with “no fuel, but much energy” according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

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UN Green Fair highlights community-level sustainability

The United Nations played host to a Green Fair this week at headquarters in New York.

Local and international groups came together to showcase their contribution to sustainability.

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UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities

Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities.

UN agriculture agency and IKEA join forces for sustainable forest management

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has teamed up with big-box retailer IKEA to launch a new initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and empowering forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam.

UN kicks off information technology ‘hackathon’ promoting global sustainability

A United Nations-backed competition with the goal of uncovering sustainable approaches to information and communication technology (ICT) kicked off today, bringing developers from around the world together in a ‘frenetic’ race of programming.

UN urges businesses to join corporate responsibility pact ahead of Rio forum

The world’s corporations are increasingly adopting a more sustainable course of doing business, a senior United Nations official said today, but voiced concern that participation was still lagging below expectations ahead of a major forum on corporate sustainability in Rio de Janeiro in June.

UN forum seeks to improve access to organic products from developing world

A United Nations-backed conference addressing the future of access to markets for organic products began today with delegates and experts gathered to examine the impact that trade standards are having on organic farmers in the developing world.