Reversing the devastating effects of climate change will require a more coherent and orchestrated international regime, as well as cooperation between states and other stakeholders, writes Professor Oliver C. Ruppel.
Planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, argue David Griggs and colleagues.
In celebrating World Water Day, a set of limited edition stamps have been issued to highlight and create awareness for the world’s most precious resource: water.
The UN General Assembly has dedicated 2013 as the Year of Water Cooperation. This year's South African National Water Week 18-24 March coincides with World Water Day on March 22.
The United Nations has signed an agreement with the East African Development Bank to increase participation in clean development projects in the region.
It's time to halt SA's rhino trade until we can sort out our poaching problem. If we don't do this, we will likely lose them forever, according to Margot Stewart of online advocacy website Causes.
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly named 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. This was done to highlight the need for water awareness and conservation.
In the dying hours of UN climate negotiations, hundreds of campaigners occupied the conference centre halls to call on countries to "Reject the Text."
While politians at the UN Climate Talks agreed to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, it was judged so full of loopholes as to have little or no effect on carbon emissions.
As ministers arrived at climate talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Greenpeace urged European countries not to take the side of Poland and Russia in a battle over whether to maintain the Kyoto Protocol’s biggest loophole and to make real progress on a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change.
A new report by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) has shown that less than 11% of currently provided climate finance meets the UN commitment of being "new and additional."
This year, the United Nation's two-week climate-change conference, COP18 in Doha, Qatar, provides yet another opportunity for serious climate-change mitigation. And with the recent Superstorm Sandy, it is clear that tough decisions must be hammered out as soon as possible because climate change will not slow down for us.
The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha kicked off today, with calls to implement agreed decisions and stick to agreed tasks and timetables.
Over 100 big businesses, including BP, Shell, Unilever, KPMG, Swiss Re and BT, as well as energy companies EDF Energy, Statoil, Doosan, Acciona and Iberdrola, are calling for a global carbon price ahead of the United Nation (UN) climate change summit in Doha, Qatar.
Citing widespread insecurity, the squandering of vast funds on deadly weapons instead of economic development, and the growing impact of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the world last month that it is in a race against time to save itself.
The African Group of countries at the United Nations climate negotiations reacted with disappointment at the latest statements by the Obama administration on the global climate talks.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released Africa's first status report on urban gardening. According to the report, policymakers need to act now to ensure that African cities will be "green" enough to meet their nutrition and income needs in a sustainable way.
Currently over half of the world’s 7 billion live in urban areas. That number is expected to reach 65 percent by 2050, according to the United Nations (UN).
Members of the civil society have reacted angrily at the manner in which the latest round of UN climate talks in Bangkok ended and said it is apparent that the annual UN summit in Doha later this year would approve a plan to take no further action on climate change this decade.