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03.01.03 – LAND FORMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / FORESTS

A new program in Haiti is taking care of the deforestation issue by replanting pine trees. MINUSTAH

1 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GA / HARMONY WTH NATURE

United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon told a General Assembly meeting commemorating 'Mother Earth Day' that “we have to confront the hard truth that our planet is under threat” and that “when we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home and our future survival. UNTV

22 Apr 2013 | Read More »

THE GAMBIA / LAND RECLAMATION

A government project in the small West African nation of The Gambia has so far reclaimed more than 34,000 hectares of degraded land for agricultural use. IFAD

27 Dec 2012 | Read More »

WMO / GREENHOUSE GASES

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to a new UN report released today, ahead of the start next week of the latest round of global climate change talks. CH UNTV

20 Nov 2012 | Read More »

HYDERABAD / BIODIVERSITY REPORT

Despite the growing number of nature reserves, national parks and other protected areas across the globe, half of the world's richest biodiversity zones remain entirely unprotected, according to a report launched today by the UN Environment Programme. UNEP / FILE

18 Oct 2012 | Read More »

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY / ADVANCER

Ahead of a high-level event Monday (24 September) at United Nations Headquarters that will bring together world leaders, international organizations, the private sector and civil society on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative, the head of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner said the energy sector should be a “central player” in transitioning [...]

22 Sep 2012 | Read More »

ZIMBABWE / FOOD SECURITY

Irregular rains, poor agricultural practices and ongoing economic challenges have pushed Zimbabwe into an increasingly critical food security situation, the United Nations food relief agency warned this week (27 August). WFP

29 Aug 2012 | Read More »

HAITI / DEBRIS MANAGEMENT

A debris management program has finally cleaned Haiti's streets of the tons of rubble left from the 2010 earthquake. The program has given needed jobs and a sense of purpose to those recycling the debris for future infrastructure projects. WORLD BANK

6 Jan 2012 | Read More »

RIO +20 / 'FUTURE WE WANT' LAUNCH

At a press conference today in New York to launch the campaign for Rio+20, the Secretary-General said that “the challenges are too great” and “only by working together can we rise to these challenges” and “achieve the future we want.” He added that Rio + 20 will be “historically important for humanity.” UNTV

22 Nov 2011 | Read More »

 

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