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UN official sees upcoming Lima climate t New York, Nov 29 (IBNS) As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015. 29-Nov-2014
Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens New York, Nov 27 (IBNS): The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational on Wednesday, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone. 27-Nov-2014
India has latest equipments needed to fo New Delhi, Nov 26 (IBNS): The Government has latest scientific techniques to forecast the natural calamities in the country as far as the Hydro-meteorological hazards (Cyclones; heat wave/cold wave; Heavy rainfall events; Thunderstorms) and Tsunami are concerned. 26-Nov-2014
Bhopal survivors write to govt. to respo Bhopal, Nov 24 (IBNS) The five organizations working for the rights of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster called upon the state and central governments to urgently respond to the juridical issues concerning the ongoing contamination of soil and groundwater. 24-Nov-2014
UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weat New York, Nov 22 (IBNS) Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment of a regional mechanism for better preparedness. 22-Nov-2014
UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Kor New York, Nov 21 (IBNS) The safe and limited use of nuclear energy can help reduce the impact global energy demand is having on our planet’s volatile climate, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Thursday as he launched his agency’s latest report on the issue and discussed the nuclear programmes of Iran and the Democratic republic of Korea (DPRK). 21-Nov-2014
Ban welcomes $9 billion in pledges to Gr New York, Nov 21 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the mechanism, being held in Berlin, Germany. 21-Nov-2014
Indus Towers announces 35,000 green site New Delhi, Nov 20 (IBNS): Telecom tower company Indus Towers on Thursday announced the expansion of its green initiatives to 35,000 green sites (diesel free) across 15 circles in the country. 20-Nov-2014
Every dollar invested in water, sanitati New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. 20-Nov-2014
As cold weather approaches, UN agencies New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): As the United Nations moves to broker a “freeze” of the ongoing Syrian conflict, the world body’s humanitarian agencies are continuing with their deliveries of critical assistance to civilians in the Middle Eastern country’s besieged areas in anticipation of an expectedly harsh winter. 15-Nov-2014
Green, energy efficient buildings are th New Delhi, Nov 11 (IBNS): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and ADaRSH (Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats) on Tuesday organized a Green Tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, India’s first net zero energy building, which has been constructed through the adoption of solar passive design and energy efficient building material. 12-Nov-2014
Greenpeace meets Javadekar on India's po New Delhi, Nov 10 (IBNS): Greenpeace International's Executive director, Kumi Naidoo and his Indian counterpart, Samit Aich met with Minister of Environment, Forests & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Monday to discuss the role civil society will play in the climate negotiations in Lima and Paris. 10-Nov-2014
Activists slam MHA for targeting NGOs, b New Delhi, Nov 7 (IBNS): Civil society leaders on Friday joined environmental group Greenpeace India in calling on the Ministry of Home Affairs to end its "campaign of NGO intimidation." 07-Nov-2014
On International Day, UN urges protectio New York, Nov 7 (IBNS) From the contamination of land to the plundering of natural resources, the environment has long been a “silent casualty” of war, United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon affirmed on Thursday as he warned that the fast-changing dynamic of contemporary conflict required steadfast solutions for future peacebuilding and sustainable development. 07-Nov-2014
Amplifying women's voices in climate cha New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): Aiming to develop more gender-sensitive services, a United Nations-led conference kicking off in Geneva is spearheading a drive to ensure that weather and climate services reduce women’s vulnerability to disasters and climate change, and help them realize their potential as champions of community resilience. 06-Nov-2014
In Vienna, Ban underscores sustainable i New York, Nov 5 (IBNS)Advancing inclusive and sustainable industrial development, both on its own and as part of a broader campaign to protect the planet and all people in the future, is the moral and political responsibility of all governments, the private sector and financial institutions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Tuesday. 05-Nov-2014
Catastrophic consequences of inaction on New Delhi, Nov 3 (IBNS): The Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was released on Sunday in Copenhagen, warned of catastrophic impacts if decisive actions to limit global warming below 2oC are not taken quickly. 03-Nov-2014
'Leaders must act', urges Ban, as new UN New York, Nov 2 (IBNS) Citing “clear and growing” human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued on Sunday has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. 02-Nov-2014
Ebola: UN envoy says response must be su New York, Nov 1 (IBNS) The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, appealed on Friday for the global response to the deadly virus to be sustained "until every last case is contained and treated," as the United Nations health agency recommended more protective measures for health workers battling the disease on the frontlines of the outbreak. 01-Nov-2014
One year on, UN expert urges ratificatio New York, Nov 1 (IBNS) The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxic waste, Baskut Tuncak, urged governments around the world on Friday to expedite the ratification process of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of the toxic heavy metal. 01-Nov-2014
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