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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

UN / DEEP DECARBONIZATION REPORT

The UN has launched a report laying out potential country-specific paths to cut emissions enough to limit human-induced temperature rise to the globally agreed goal of two degrees centigrade. UNIFEED-UNTV  

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CITES

The 65th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), opened in Geneva, with priority issues such as the large scale illegal killings of elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horns, as well as increase in the illegal trade in Asian [...]

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / BAN CUB

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, concluding his visit to Kenya in the wake of the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), looked forward to the swift agreement on the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal. UNEP

29 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA CLOSER

On the last day of the United Nations Environment Assembly, over 130 Environment Ministers exchanged views on the current poaching crisis facing African elephants and rhinos. They also discussed other threats such as illegal harvesting and trafficking of timber, fish and myriad other species. UNEP

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA WRAP

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) opened its high-level segment in Nairobi with the participation of Prince Albert II of Monaco and president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya among others, as the first session of the world environment body entered its fourth day. UNEP

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME CRISIS

A new report from UNEP and INTERPOL says that global environmental crime, worth up to (USD) 213 billion each year, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations. UNEP/ RECENT / FILE

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are meeting in New York this week ahead of an international conference being held in September in Samoa. The conference will go a long way to defining what role SIDS, which number around 50, can play in the post-2015 development agenda. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY OPENER

The first UN Environment Assembly, UNEA, was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, where hundreds of high profile delegates convened for this historic event. UNEA is a newly constituted world body for decision-making on the environment tasked with looking at new ways in which the international community addresses environmental sustainability issues. UNEP

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ELEPHANT POACHING

More than 20,000 African elephants were poached across the continent in 2013 according to a report released today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Although the sharp upward trend in illegal elephant killing observed since the mid-2000s, which had peaked in 2011, is levelling off, poaching [...]

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE FUTURE CONCERT

As part of the United Nations-driven process to craft a new sustainable development agenda, a spectacular line up of global artists hit the stage at the world body’s New York Headquarters, adding their voices and talents to the unprecedented global conversation under way to build a sustainable future. UNIFEED – UNTV

9 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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