NOAA to work with 10 nations to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and stem the bycatch of protected species

NOAA to work with 10 nations to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and stem the bycatch of protected species Six previously identified nations take corrective actions   As part of its overall efforts to ensure that the U.S. fishing industry isn’t undermined by unsustainable or illegal activities, NOAA today …

New Chair Mayor Park of Seoul spearheads energy and emissions savings plan in cities worldwide

In the run up to COP18, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and Seoul Metropolitan Government hosted a number of events including a World Mayors Dialogue. The Dialogue enabled local leaders to present their success stories and exchange ideas with international and Korean …

World’s Power Must Act Urgently as Global Joblessness grows – UN Labour Chief

WORLD’S POWERS MUST ACT URGENTLY AS GLOBAL JOBLESSNESS GROWS – UN LABOUR CHIEF New York, Oct 11 2012 2:05PM Projecting that global unemployment will rise by seven million next year to 207 million, three million more than previously estimated, the United Nations labour agency today called on the world’s major …

Asia-Pacific Nations Review Progress on Sustainable Transport at Un-Backed Forum

ASIA-PACIFIC NATIONS REVIEW PROGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AT UN-BACKED FORUM New York, Mar 15 2012 6:05PM Senior officials from over 30 Asia-Pacific nations are meeting at a United Nations-backed forum in Bangkok to review progress towards a sustainable and efficient regional transport network. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the “commitment to …

SUMMARY REPORT OF THE Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fifth GLOBAL Environmental outlook Summary for Policy

SUMMARY REPORT OF THE Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fifth GLOBAL Environmental outlook Summary for Policy Makers: 29-31 JANUARY 2012 The Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) took place in Gwangju City, Republic of Korea, from Sunday, 29 to Tuesday, 31 January 2012. …

Human Development Report Calls for Inclusive, Sustainable Development

2011 Human Development Index Covers Record 187 Countries, Territories, Puts Norway at Top, DR Congo last Read the whole report · Health, income advancement in developing countries jeopardized by inaction on climate change, habitat destruction, report shows · Wealth and gender disparities linked to environmental hazards COPENHAGEN, Nov.2, 2011—Norway, Australia, …

Un Human Development Rankings Place Norway At The Top And Dr Congo Last

UN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKINGS PLACE NORWAY AT THE TOP AND DR CONGO LAST New York, Nov 2 2011 4:05PM Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead this year?s newly released Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while the Democratic Republic of the …

Un Reports Agreement On Ways To Assess Green Impact Of Information Technologies

Un Reports Agreement On Ways To Assess Green Impact Of Information Technologies New York, Sep 28 2011 7:05PM The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) today said that agreement has been reached on a globally-recognized set of methodologies to assess the environmental impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs), and …

UNIDO, Republic of Korea Collaborate on Green Growth and Low-Carbon Industrial Development

A newsletter from UNCSD 22_March_2011: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of the Republic of Korea have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation and identify joint projects and activities in the fields of green growth technology and low-carbon industrial development. continued… UNCSD Newsletter Highlights …