Archive for 'UN'

2014 SEED Awards for enterprises contributing towards sustainable development »

The SEED Initiative has launched the 2014 SEED Awards supporting entrepreneurs for sustainable development, seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.

International round-up: beating malnutrition, women’s leadership, girls’ education »

Sustainable development news from around the world: global agreement to beat malnutrition, women's leadership to transform societies, overcoming local barriers to girls' education.

Climate change round-up: responses to IPCC report, new Special Representative, water impacts, emissions »

Climate change news from government and public bodies: responses to fifth IPCC report; new Special Representative for Climate Change; climate change impacts on water; non-CO2 emissions report.

Eradicating poverty and transforming economies through sustainable development »

The UN High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda has presented an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

Think.Eat.Save: the food that goes uneaten »

The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.

UN Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South »

The United Nations Development Programme's 21st Human Development Report, The Rise of the South, explores growth in the leading economies of the global south, its impact and what it means for the future.

World Water Day 2013: highlighting water cooperation »

Every 22 March, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.

Outcomes from Doha »

The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference agreed a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, a timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.

Calls for action at Doha »

At the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha the conference President called for global action, while UK Secretary of State Edward Davey will look for progress on the global deal agreed in Durban.

Green Climate Fund gets to work »

The Board of the Green Climate Fund has held its first and second meetings, taking a number of decisions that will lay the foundations for the operation of the Fund, including selecting the country that will host the new fund.