Environment -
  • US: UN marks 'Mother Earth Day'
    22 april 2017 15:07:31
    New York, US (PANA) – Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs, the United Nations is emphasising on Mother Earth Day. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Workshop on Coastline Mapping opens
    18 april 2017 09:07:12
    Albion, Mauritius (PANA) - A five-day regional training workshop on Coastline Mapping using Satellite Imagery was launched on Tuesday at the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) in Albion, near Port-Louis. Full text...

  • US: UN report calls for radical investments to meet global water and sanitation targets
    13 april 2017 16:54:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full text...

  • US: UN announces first-ever World Ocean Festival
    12 april 2017 11:39:05
    New York, US (PANA) – With global leaders heading to the United Nations for a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN has announced that the inaugural World Ocean Festival will kick off the week-long event, with activists and enthusiasts taking to the streets – and waterways – of New York City to raise their voices to reverse the declining health of our oceans. Full text...

  • UN: Cost of renewables fell in 2016, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN
    06 april 2017 20:43:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, even as investment in clean energy fell, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Government dismisses ‘induced earthquake’ reports in Botswana
    05 april 2017 18:19:08
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) has rejected media reports suggesting that the earthquake which occurred in the southern Africa country on Monday was caused by fracking. Full text...

  • UN: Mali ratifies amendment to Montreal Protocol on HFCs
    04 april 2017 20:37:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Mali has become the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a ground-breaking amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP urges govts to emulate China on ivory factories, shops shutdown
    03 april 2017 17:53:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Applauding the Chinese government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Monday called on other countries and territories to follow China’s example and improve the survival prospects for elephants across the world. Full text...

  • Kenya: Montreal Protocol marks milestone with first ratification of Kigali amendment
    03 april 2017 17:46:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Global efforts to protect the climate and the ozone layer have received a boost with the first ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday. Full text...

  • US: UN turns off lights to draw attention to issues facing the planet
    26 march 2017 05:50:39
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations on Saturday evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials task governments on Paris climate change agreement
    23 march 2017 21:12:10
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday in New York said climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for governments and business. Full text...

  • UN: World Meteorological Organization celebrates importance of clouds
    23 march 2017 13:38:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water as clouds are vital to all of them. Full text...

  • South Africa: Activists' protest highlights impact of fossil fuels on South Africa
    23 march 2017 10:51:42
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Activists of the Breakfree coalition on Thursday took part in a "funeral procession" outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impact of coal-fired power stations on South African communities. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says 600 million children worldwide face extreme water shortages
    22 march 2017 20:12:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on governments to take immediate measures to curb the impact on the lives of children. Full text...

  • UN: UN report calls for more sustainable forests management
    22 march 2017 15:17:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Cautioning on the impact of human activity such as practices and use of woodfuel on world’s forests, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday called for better wood-energy conversion technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO, UNFCCC to strengthen countries’ ability to craft agriculture strategies
    22 march 2017 09:09:01
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the world's leading climate-change authority have signed an agreement allowing both institutions to better serve countries around the world to adapt to and mitigate the impact of warmer global temperatures and meet their pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Full text...

  • US: Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 - UNICEF
    22 march 2017 07:16:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UN children's agency (UNICEF) report released on World Water Day. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’ – WMO
    22 march 2017 07:00:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU underlines right of access to safe, clean water for all
    21 march 2017 14:51:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - In response to the rise in humanitarian needs and forced displacement, the European Union (EU) has affirmed its determination to continue supporting people affected by natural and man-made disasters, by providing life-saving access to safe and clean water. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to tap the potential of energy recovery from waste
    21 march 2017 14:23:49
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius will develop a Strategy and Action Plan for Waste Management and Resource Recovery, with the objective of tapping the potential of energy recovery from waste, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana donates drought relief supplies to Kenya
    20 march 2017 13:17:23
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has donated food supplies to two provinces in Kenya to benefit communities adversely affected by the drought situation in Kenya. Full text...

  • Germany: Smarter use of natural resources can inject US$2 trillion into global economy by 2015 – UN
    18 march 2017 08:58:45
    Berlin, Germany (PANA) - The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources today can yield an “environmental win-win’ by injecting US$2 trillion into the global economy by 2050 while also offsetting the costs of ambitious climate change action. Full text...

  • Egypt: FAO says water scarcity in North Africa needs 'urgent, massive response'
    09 march 2017 16:43:44
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Access to water is a fundamental need for food security, human health and agriculture, and its looming scarcity in the North Africa and Middle East region is a huge challenge requiring an "urgent and massive response," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Thursday in Cairo. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana citizens urged to protect wildlife
    08 march 2017 12:03:44
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Citizens of Botswana have been urged to continue to protect and preserve wildlife for posterity. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ghana to restore degraded forest areas with US$24m AfDB loan
    07 march 2017 17:21:35
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds' Forest Investment Programme (CIF FIP) have signed a US $24 million loan agreement with Form Ghana Ltd. to commence an innovative project on public-private partnership for the restoration of degraded forest areas in Ghana. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB, ARC enhance weather-related risk management in Africa
    07 march 2017 16:26:08
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have formally teamed up to strengthen mechanisms to manage weather-related risk on the continent, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Canada: UN global aviation body adopts new carbon emissions standards for aircraft
    07 march 2017 05:42:26
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - The United Nations aviation body on Monday adopted new aircraft emissions to curb the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate. Full text...

  • Botswana: Cyclone Enawo to deprive Botswana rain
    06 march 2017 19:32:20
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services department has said tropical cyclone Enawo is expected to hit Madagascar and deny Botswana some rains. Full text...

  • Kenya: Police arrest 379 herders after raiders kill British rancher in Kenya
    06 march 2017 19:17:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan police on Monday arrested 379 herders in Laikipia area for illegally storming a private ranch and killing a British rancher, Tristian Voorspuy, as a result of the ongoing drought in the East African country. Full text...

  • UN: IOM launches US24.6 million appeal for drought-hit Somalia
    04 march 2017 05:11:45
    New York, US (PANA) - To meet the emergency needs of over a million Somalis affected by drought, the UN International Migration Organization (IOM) has appealed to international donors for US$24.6 million in funding. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges youth involvement in wildlife conservation
    03 march 2017 15:39:59
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on governments to harness the power of young people's voices in wildlife conservation efforts, noting that the youth are today's change-makers and tomorrow's custodians. Full text...

  • Kenya: Indigenous people key to protecting wildlife, rural livelihoods
    03 march 2017 14:18:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities in wildlife conservation is key to maintaining biodiversity and ensuring sustainable rural livelihoods, FAO said Friday on the occasion of the World Wildlife Day. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Drought worsens food security across East Africa, FAO reports
    02 march 2017 20:03:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a new United Nations report has found. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Addressing challenges facing street vendors in Rwanda (A feature by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent in Kigali)
    28 february 2017 15:56:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Jobless and widowed, Margaret Mukansonera continues her petty trade through the pavements and street corners in the busiest parts of the Rwandan capital City, Kigali, despite efforts by government officials to chase "illegal" vendors away from major streets. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights experts task governments on curbing toxic air
    24 february 2017 19:29:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights experts have called for strong, urgent action by governments to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human right to live in environments free from contamination. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP urges efforts to eliminate microplastics to save world's seas, oceans
    23 february 2017 20:36:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Launching an unprecedented global campaign, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday urged everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics and stop the excessive, wasteful use of single-use plastic, to save the world’s seas and oceans from irreversible damage before it’s too late. Full text...

  • Botswana: 184 households hit by floods in Botswana
    23 february 2017 18:19:19
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has reported over 180 households affected by floods caused by heavy rains recorded across the country this week. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa gears for severe weather warning
    17 february 2017 13:43:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa is bracing up for a tropical cyclone that has left seven people dead and destroyed thousands of homes in Mozambique. The storm is currently working its way across the north of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • US: UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans
    16 february 2017 07:02:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard on Wednesday at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Juba launches UNEP-supported action plan on climate change
    15 february 2017 17:42:01
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan on Wednesday launched its National Adaption Programme of Action (NAPA) for climate change as part of the government’s global obligation to take action for lessening effects of climate change. Full text...

  • Botswana: Met issues 2nd floods warning in Botswana
    15 february 2017 15:13:07
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services department on Wednesday warned that a tropical cyclone, expected to hit the south-eastern coast of Southern Africa, will cause flooding in the country. Full text...

  • Botswana: Miners in Botswana adopt Canadian mining standard
    14 february 2017 18:00:18
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) has adopted the sustainability mining standard developed by the Mining Association of Canada to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. Full text...

  • Zambia: Africa, Asia require urgent support for carbon markets growth, mitigation action
    09 february 2017 17:31:31
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has revealed that countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Full text...

  • Botswana: Met issues floods alert in Botswana
    08 february 2017 12:58:18
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services has issued a floods alert, saying the country’s Gantsi district in the western part bordering Namibia could be affected. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana suspends research, film and photography permits
    01 february 2017 08:56:49
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has suspended issuing of environmental research, filming and photography permits. Full text...

  • Zambia: UNFCCC calls for submission of climate change projects
    30 january 2017 17:16:28
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The United Nations Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC) has called for applications for the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN urges support for drought-hit Ethiopia
    30 january 2017 09:33:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Commending the Ethiopian Government and humanitarian partners on the response to last year's El Niño drought that left 10.2 million people needing food assistance, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien have said the international community must show “total solidarity” with country as it faces a new drought. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Forecasters predict mild rain after rain storm killed 3
    23 january 2017 14:30:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Weather experts say although more rains are expected in the coming weeks, they will not be as destructive as the ones that accounted for the death of at least three persons over the weekend in many suburbs of Kigali and its outskirts. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges partnerships to curb climate change, poverty
    20 january 2017 15:30:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WMO confirms 2016 as 'hottest year on record'
    18 january 2017 18:25:10
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Full text...

parcours parcours [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS