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  • UN: UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems
    26 july 2016 17:42:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: African countries commit to fight Climate Change by restoring forests
    26 july 2016 11:56:30
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa’s environment leaders and experts have pledged to restore 100 million hectares of degraded forest lands by 2030 at a High Level roundtable underway in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: 'More support needed for millions in southern Africa hit by El Nino'
    22 july 2016 19:58:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Wrapping up a visit to southern Africa, UN deputy humanitarian chief, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, on Friday called for urgent action to assist millions of people across the region where local coping capacities have been impacted by the worst El Nino-induced drought in 35 years. Full text...

  • UN: FAO, UNHCR launch tool to help displaced people manage fuel needs
    22 july 2016 18:40:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Two UN agencies have issued a technical handbook to assist humanitarian workers in addressing multifaceted problems related to cooking fuel for refugees and displaced people. Full text...

  • UN: WMO says 2016 on track to record hottest year
    21 july 2016 18:08:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Global temperatures for the first six months of this year reached new highs, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest-ever on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Italy/FAO: 'Recruiting lumberjacks, architects and carpenters to combat climate change'
    20 july 2016 12:38:16
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Forests have an acclaimed role as a carbon sink needed to tackle climate change, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assured here but warned "Less known is how their contribution can be scaled up even after a tree has been logged." Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges scaled-up action to combat effects of El Nino
    20 july 2016 05:38:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 millions people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Nino phenomenon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late on Tuesday, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action. Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks world leaders on Paris Agreement on Climate Change
    19 july 2016 17:07:38
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday invited leaders from all countries to attend a special event on 21 September at the UN headquarters in New York, to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Full text...

  • UN: UN-backed survey reveals 'alarming’ damage' to world’s marine ecosystems
    14 july 2016 17:08:48
    New York, US (PANA) - More than half of the world’s fragile coral reefs are under threat and most of major fish stocks are now over-exploited, according to the latest global assessment on the state of world’s high seas and large marine ecosystems, launched on Thursday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Full text...

  • Senegal: Greenpeace says DR Congo secretly breached logging moratorium
    13 july 2016 15:33:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The environment campaign group, Greenpeace Africa, has revealed that the DR Congo government has secretly breached its own moratorium on new logging titles by granting three concessions on a total of 650.000 hectares. Full text...

  • UN: UN launches "Sendai Seven" campaign to boost disaster risk management
    11 july 2016 18:47:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction Robert Glasser on Monday launched a new multi-year campaign that aims to reduce disaster losses, improve management of disaster risk, and save lives. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says 2015-2016 El Nino impacted negatively on children
    08 july 2016 14:14:01
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that, while the 2015-2016 El Nino has ended, its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the weather phenomenon. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana mulls plastic shopping bags ban
    06 july 2016 10:24:55
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has set aside plans to introduce an environmental levy on plastic shopping bags, while the debate on banning them continue. Full text...

  • UN: UN official lauds Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change
    05 july 2016 14:47:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Mr. Robert Glasser, has hailed an announcement by Canada, Mexico and the US that they will take sweeping action to achieve 50 per cent clean power generation by 2025 and cooperate on reducing disaster risk around the world. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief stresses need to protect oceans
    27 june 2016 18:08:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Monday in New York said that healthy oceans are critical to maintaining life on the planet, noting their connection to sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN: El Nino affecting 26.5 million children in Eastern, Southern Africa - UNICEF
    27 june 2016 16:14:11
    New York, US (PANA) - One of the strongest El Nino events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials say seafarers important in achieving SDGs, climate change targets
    25 june 2016 13:48:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the Day of the Seafarer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday highlighted the role of the shipping industry in moving forward the international agenda on sustainable development and climate change. Full text...

  • Belgium: European Council calls for ratification of Paris Climate Change Agreement
    21 june 2016 07:45:25
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council late on Monday adopted a statement on the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the global legally-binding agreement on climate change adopted in December 2015. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Women’s Forum on climate change opens in Mauritius
    20 june 2016 13:16:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim on Monday said that climate action should be everyone’s concern, at the opening of a two-day “Women’s Forum” 2016 in Mauritius attended by 350 local and foreign participants that include scientists, policy makers and business leaders from Africa, Europe and Asia. Full text...

  • UN: UN calls for more action to restore land resources
    17 june 2016 15:44:01
    New York, US (PANA) - Nearly 800 million people are undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss, requiring long-term solutions to help communities increase resilience to climate change, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Sustainable Energy for All unveils 5-year strategy for affordable, clean energy
    16 june 2016 15:54:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), the global, multi-stakeholder platform that played a core role in putting universal access to modern energy services at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris climate agreement, is focusing on a new five-year strategy that will drive action and deliver on those promises. Full text...

  • Zambia: Wildlife charity welcomes Zambia's decision to suspend hippo cull
    15 june 2016 11:41:12
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - International wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation, has welcomed the Zambian authorities’ decision to suspend a highly controversial cull of 400 hippopotamuses a year over the next five years in the Luangwa River Valley, following a high-profile campaign led by Born Free and supported by international experts and Zambian nationals. Full text...

  • UN: UN report confirms corruption is biggest threat to ivory, wildlife officials arrested
    14 june 2016 13:21:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A new UN report has confirmed that corrupt officials are at the heart of wildlife crime in many parts of the world, rather than terrorist groups or tribal peoples who hunt to feed their families. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to host Women’s Forum Global meeting
    11 june 2016 13:14:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will host on 20 and 21 June 2016 the Women’s Forum global meeting which is a platform for highly influential women and men to reflect upon and share ideas and views on the crucial need to transform economies and societies across the world, PANA learnt on Saturday from official sources in the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • UN: 19 African, Asian countries gets US$40 million for wildlife protection programme
    10 june 2016 16:39:45
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-backed partnership fund has approved an additional US$40 million to expand its support of a global programme fighting against illegal trafficking to a total of 19 countries in Africa and Asia. Full text...

  • UN: UN-Habitat launches scientific tool on global urbanization
    10 june 2016 06:36:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) late on Thursday in New York released details of a new scientific tool tagged: "UN Sample of Cities", that measures the rate of global urbanization, its characteristics, and the potential effect of urban sprawl on the quality of life for city dwellers. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief commends India, US on climate change action
    08 june 2016 15:52:10
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday commended a joint statement on climate change made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, announcing their support for early entry into force of the Paris Agreement, and encouraged all countries to accelerate their domestic processes to join or ratify it. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges meaningful action to protect oceans' health
    08 june 2016 14:31:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed the need for meaningful action to protect future health of oceans, noting that, healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth, by regulating the climate and providing a wide range of services, including natural resources, nutritious food and jobs that benefit billions of people. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Born Free calls on Zambia to abandon hippo cull
    07 june 2016 16:35:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - International wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation, has condemned Zambia’s plan to kill 400 hippopotamuses a year over the next five years in the Luangwa River Valley, an area world-famous as a wildlife stronghold. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges greater action to protect world's marine ecosystems
    07 june 2016 14:38:51
    New York, US (PANA) - To highlight growing concern for the health of the world’s marine Full text...

  • UN: IAEA promotes peaceful application of nuclear science, technology
    06 june 2016 17:00:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday said the agency’s activities in promoting the peaceful application of nuclear science and technology would help UN member states to achieve their development goals, as well as in enhancing nuclear safety and security and implementing safeguards. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge more action to deal with wildlife poachers
    05 june 2016 16:41:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the Full text...

  • US: IATA tasks govts on airlines' carbon emissions
    03 june 2016 14:00:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Friday approved a resolution urging governments to adopt a single global carbon offset mechanism to address carbon emissions from international aviation at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) later this year. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Rights group says Shell must clean up oil pollution in Niger Delta
    02 june 2016 05:32:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The multinational oil giant Shell must not be allowed to palm off its responsibility to clean up decades of oil pollution which continues to blight the Niger Delta, human rights watchdog Amnesty International has said ahead of the Nigerian government’s long overdue clean-up of Ogoniland, due to begin on Thursday. Full text...

  • Togo: Togo launches assistance operation for victims of natural disasters
    31 may 2016 19:16:50
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's Minister of Social Action, Advancement of Women and Literacy, Tchabinandi Kolani Yentcharé launched Tuesday at Tandjoaré in the Savannah zone, an operation to support victims of disasters which will cover three regions of the north, namely, Savannah, Kara and Central. Full text...

  • Botswana: Communities urged to preserve landscapes
    31 may 2016 13:10:42
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has announced plans to continue supporting the development of cultural and heritage sites across the country. Full text...

  • Kenya: UNEP voices concern on high prices for illegal wildlife products
    28 may 2016 17:28:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Full text...

  • Kenya: UNEP to launch green reclamation project in Niger Delta
    28 may 2016 14:13:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said it will launch a major Full text...

  • UN: UN officials say climate change affecting stability in Sahel region
    27 may 2016 06:11:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials late on Thursday in New York said climate change plays a direct role in Africa's Sahel region’s security, development and stability by increasing drought and fueling conflict. Full text...

  • Zambia: Governments get down to implement climate change agreement
    26 may 2016 17:19:56
    Lusaka, Zambia (PAAN) – The first UN climate change meeting since governments adopted the landmark Paris Agreement ended Thursday in Bonn, Germany, amid a suite of positive outcomes that will support the treaty’s widely anticipated early entry into force and stronger, sustained action worldwide into the future. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya to seek total ban on ivory trade at CITES Summit
    26 may 2016 13:59:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya said Thursday the recent burning of tonnes of ivory was a pledge to end the trade while announcing plans to seek a total ban on ivory products globally. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies launch campaign to promote sustainable cities
    26 may 2016 13:53:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Two UN entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy to promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities. Full text...

  • Kenya: African ministers stress need for accountability on Africa's resources
    25 may 2016 22:27:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Environment ministers from around the world have Full text...

  • Kenya: UN launched campaign to mobilize millions to end illegal trade in wildlife
    25 may 2016 16:39:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, the United Nations on Wednesday launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks. Full text...

  • Kenya: IOM calls for integration of migration in environment policies
    25 may 2016 10:51:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Environmental degradation and climate change are already moving millions of people from their homes every year and this trend will intensify without a collective response from the international community, William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius culled 30,938 bats in 2015 - Minister
    25 may 2016 06:56:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Agro-industry Minister Mahen Seeruttun on Tuesday told Parliament that a total of 30,938 bats were culled during the period 6 November to 4 December 2015. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges action to tackle wildlife crime
    24 may 2016 18:58:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The poaching and illegal trade of thousands of species Full text...

  • UN: UN report stresses need for global responses to air pollution
    24 may 2016 18:04:08
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Full text...

  • Mauritius: About 80,000 stray dogs live in Mauritius
    24 may 2016 15:43:30
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Agro-Industry Minister Mahen Seeruttun, on Tuesday told Parliament that the dog population in Mauritius is around 300,000 out of which at least 80,000 are considered to be strays (without an owner or a defined abode). Full text...

  • UN: UN Environment Assembly to ensure healthy planet, healthy people
    23 may 2016 21:36:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Hundreds of key global decision-makers on Monday Full text...

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