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03.08.00 – MARINE RESOURCES

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UNEP / ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

Environmental crime – from the illegal trade in wildlife and timber and the smuggling of ozone depleting substances to the illicit trade in hazardous waste and illegal fishing – is a serious and growing international problem, whose impacts transcend national borders. UNEP

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD WASTE

A new FAO report says that the waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of [...]

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

FAO / UGANDA FISHERIES

Uganda is a land-locked country, yet 60 percent of the population's daily protein requirements come from fish. As the second largest source of foreign revenue, the fisheries sector makes a vital contribution to the economy, and it's the implementation of national standards, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission standards, which ensure safe fish for locals and [...]

5 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / BIODIVERSITY

Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity briefs journalists on the occasion of the International Day of Biodiversity. UNTV

22 May 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 »

UNEP / GREEN ECONOMY

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says the aim of achieving food security across the globe will become increasingly elusive unless countries factor nature-based services into agricultural planning as part of a green economy. UNEP / FILE

19 Oct 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 »

NAIROBI / CHEMICALS

The third International Conference on Chemicals Management today (21 September) extended until 2015 a trust fund that has to-date provided over thirty million dollars to improve the management of potentially hazardous chemicals in more than a hundred countries in an effort to safeguard human health and the environment. UN TV UNEP

21 Sep 2012 | Read More »

IFAD / WATER CONFERENCE ADVANCER

At World Water Week inStockholm next week, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will promote ways to produce more food despite increasing water scarcity. IFAD

24 Aug 2012 | Read More »

 

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