Climate change and development must be tackled together – Ban Ki-moon

Climate change, industrialization, air pollution and the need to boost clean energy supplies for developing countries are urgent global challenges that must be addressed in concert, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he opened a gathering of dozens of environmental ministers at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Energy indicators can help achieve sustainable development goals – UN report

Energy indicators for sustainable development represent an important component in national planning, says a new report analyzing results in seven countries that was issued today by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

UN commission hears calls for major policy push to promote energy efficiency

Delegates to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development meeting in New York today proposed a wide range of measures aimed at helping to bring modern energy services to the poor, reduce energy waste and cut climate change-causing greenhouse gases.

New UN report shows industrial development as engine of economic growth

Developing countries need greater technological capabilities and flexibility to succeed in an increasingly competitive and fast paced global environment, according to a new report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

UN-backed environmental initiative announces 25 finalists for biodiversity prize

Innovative ecotourism, community fishery cooperatives and sustainable crocodile-egg harvesting are among the projects that have been recognized by the United Nations-backed Equator Initiative, which announced the 25 finalists for a prize for exceptional local achievements towards the alleviation of poverty in the equatorial region through conservation and use of biodiversity.

New UN-backed programme to promote sustainable development in Arab States

A new United Nations-backed programme, bolstered by the public and private sector, was launched today to allow Arab States to achieve sustainable development in the face of both opportunities and risks posed by globalization.