sustainable development

Sustainable resource use tops debate at key UN development body

Vital issues of transport, waste management, chemicals and mining are topping the agenda today of the annual gathering of the United Nations body promoting sustainable development.

World must tackle over-consumption of energy, resources, UN panel chair warns

The world is consuming too much energy and materials to sustain itself and the global community must summon the political will to tackle a whole raft of challenges, from mineral extraction to waste recycling to the more than 200 toxic chemicals entering the blood of foetuses, the head of a United Nations commission warned today.

UN session on sustainable development begins

The latest session of the United Nations commission on sustainable use of the world’s resources got under way in New York today with delegates focusing attention on how best to maintain economic development while limiting the current consumption trends that cause environmental degradation.

Safeguarding Earth crucial to development, human well-being, Ban stresses

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to respect and care for the Earth, noting that safeguarding the environment will impact efforts to achieve development goals and ensuring the health and well-being of its inhabitants.

World’s mayors meet at UN to discuss sustainable urban planning

Mayors and representatives from some of the world’s major cities are meeting today at the United Nations to discuss how better infrastructure planning can help achieve sustainable urban development.