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Environmental Sustainability News

Pollination and Land Degradation: Top Priorities for New Intergovernmental Body

Pollination and Land Degradation: Top Priorities for New Intergovernmental Body

First Work Plan and Budget for The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Approved

0.3% of GDP Would Protect East Asia from Climate Change - ADB Report

About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.

Global Frackdown: World protests shale gas production

Global Frackdown: World protests shale gas production

Thousands of people worldwide are expected to join the Global Frackdown protest on October 19. ‘Fracktivists’ from over 20 countries will gather to demand an end to fracking and “dangerous” shale gas drillings.

Russian coastguards boarded the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested the 25 activists

Russian coastguards boarded the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested the 25 activists

Armed Russian coastguard officers boarded a Greenpeace ship that was circling an Arctic oil platform on Thursday, after Moscow accused the environmentalist group of "aggressive and provocative" behavior.

Pacific islands hope to convince world to move on climate change

Leaders from nations most affected by climate change sign Majuro declaration pledging to reduce emissions.

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on 21 August, A Life of Dignity for All , containing updates on the Goals and a vision for the work ahead.



Expert Views About Environmental Sustainability

One Investment that Can Make Unhealthy Cities Livable and Fight Climate Change: Sustainable Transportation
The more the world urbanizes – and we’re forecast to be 70 percent urban-dwellers by 2050 – the more critical clean, efficient, safe transportation becomes. Access to better jobs, schools, and clinics gives the poor a ladder out of poverty and towards greater prosperity.

Post-2015 towards a unified approach
Fiona Hall MEP on the need for a single post-2015 strategy that tackles development and environment issues together.

What’s really causing water scarcity in Africa south of the Sahara?
The theme of World Water Week 2013 (September 1-6) is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships.” Today, we highlight key research that looks at investment strategies for overcoming physical and economic limitations to water security.



Environmental Sustainability Documents