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Increased resources vital for mountain farmers: UN

13 December, 2013

New York, Dec 12 (RDI IBNS): With mountains providing freshwater to half the world's population mainly thanks to the water and soil management practiced by millions of mountain farmers, the United Nations Wednesday called for increased resources and secure land tenure for this crucial sector.
Environment should play greater role in peacebuilding: UN

12 December, 2013

New York, Dec 11 (RDI IBNS): Natural resources - which, in many conflict-affected countries, fuel and finance armed groups - can also play a major role in bringing about sustainable peace, the United Nations Tuesday reported urging Governments and partners to integrate natural resource management in post-conflict reintegration programmes.
UN green climate fund to tackle climate change

06 December, 2013

New York, Dec 5 (RDI IBNS): Senior United Nations officials hailed the opening in the Republic of Korea Wednesday of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund as a significant step in the collective effort to support mitigation, adaptation and resilience measures in developing countries.
UN partners seek funds for sustainable energy

29 November, 2013

New York, Nov 28 (RDI IBNS): The United Nations and the World Bank Wednesday announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for massive new investments in the face of a rising "global thermostat."
Another rhino killed in Kaziranga

26 November, 2013

Guwahati, Nov 25 (RDI IBNS): Another one horned rhino was poached in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Sunday night, officials said on Monday.
Ban welcomes deal at UN-led climate change talks

25 November, 2013

New York, Nov 24 (RDI IBNS): The United Nations-led climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, concluded on Saturday with an agreement that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called an important stepping stone towards a universal legal agreement in 2015.
Ban stresses role of cities in mitigating impact of climate change

23 November, 2013

New York, Nov 22 (RDI IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took his campaign to galvanise an urgent global response to climate change to the world's cities Thursday , stressing that changes in urban planning, home building and transportation can usher in a low-carbon future that benefits both people and the planet.
Climate finance essential to address climate change: Ban

22 November, 2013

New York, Nov 21 (RDI IBNS): The top United Nations official Wednesday called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015.
UN urges coal industry to diversify amid climate change

20 November, 2013

New York, Nov 19 (RDI IBNS): The coal industry must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, a senior United Nations official said Monday at a meeting in Poland, stressing that companies must assess the risks of doing business as usual.
Greenpeace raises palm oil cause

19 November, 2013

Jakarta, Nov 18 (RDI IBNS): Environmental organization Greenpeace International on Monday revealed a selection of companies, including Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser, whose sourcing policies expose consumers to forest destruction.
Social sciences to tackle environmental challenges: UNESCO

17 November, 2013

New York, Nov 16 (RDI IBNS): A new United Nations report underscores the vital contribution of the social sciences to survival in the face of climate change, and stresses that human behaviour must be at the heart of efforts to tackle the challenges related to the natural environment.
UN urges commitments to tackle climate change

17 November, 2013

New York, Nov 16 (RDI IBNS): A United Nations independent expert Friday called on Governments at a conference in Warsaw, Poland, to make concrete funding commitments to tackle the effects of climate change.
Coral adopts endangered bird

16 November, 2013

Kolkata, Nov 15 (RDI IBNS) Software solutions provider Coral Soff'wares has joined hands with the Alipore Zoological Garden, Kolkata to participate and be involved in the needs and welfare of the animals / birds at the Kolkata Zoo.
Sikkim revives Himalayan springs

12 November, 2013

The Sikkim Government has given fresh lease of life to dying mountain springs and lakes for ensuring water security in the Himalayan region. A report
Climate change deal in Warsaw vital for small farmers: UN

10 November, 2013

New York, Nov 9 (RDI IBNS): With diplomats set to gather in Warsaw next week to pick up negotiations on a binding climate deal, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stressed Friday that small farmers in developing countries must have a greater role in the talks as they are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
UN welcomes ratification of treaty to tackle mercury pollution

09 November, 2013

New York, Nov 8 (RDI IBNS): The United Nations environment agency Thursday welcomed the ratification by the United States of the Minamata Convention, which seeks to bring down emissions and releases of mercury.
UN initiative to advance high seas fisheries management

07 November, 2013

New York, Nov 6 (RDI IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Tuesday hailed a multi-partner project focused on improving global sustainable tuna fisheries by reducing illegal catch and supporting biodiversity in the common oceans.
International football star to spotlight illegal wildlife trade

31 October, 2013

New York, Oct 30 (RDI IBNS): International football star Yaya Toure' Tuesday joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year.
Odisha: Flash floods kills 10

26 October, 2013

Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (RDI IBNS): Flash floods have left at least 10 people dead and inundated 129 villages in Ganjam district of Odisha, reports said on Friday.
Kudankulam first unit synchronized to grid

23 October, 2013

New Delhi/ Chennai, Oct 22 (RDI IBNS) The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was synchronized in the early hours on Tuesday and it is now generating 160 MW electricity.

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