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Atlantic Ocean Observing System to be Reviewed by Scientific Community

Atlantic Ocean Observing System to be Reviewed by Scientific Community

Global
The next decade, 2021-2030, has been marked as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Wastewater, plastic and over-fishing, are some of the many issues threatening the world's oceans. This despite the fact that the role of oceans in climate regulation is vital and nearly three billion people depend directly on it for their livelihoods. A better understanding of ocean ecosystems and their impact on humans and climate is therefore essential and requires a coordinated, integrated and continuous global observing system. This was the motivation behind setting up the AtlantOS, an in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observation System for better management and sustainable exploitation of its maritime resources. With an estimated budget of € 20.65m for 4 years (April 2015 – Jun
Young Champions of the Earth Prize Announced by UNEP

Young Champions of the Earth Prize Announced by UNEP

Green Jobs
The United Nations Environment Program invites applications for its Young Champions of the Earth Prize 2019. The Young Champions of the Earth is a Prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Managed by UN Environment in partnership with Covestro, Young Champions is inspired by the long-running Champions of the Earth Award, which remains the UN's highest environmental honour. It aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 with outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. About the Young Champions of the Earth Prize Global warming is forcing our societies, our economies and our world to change. Our way of doing business; our careers and job opportunities need to change too. With this change comes unpr...
Think Global Act Local on Food, FAO Chief Tells World Mayors

Think Global Act Local on Food, FAO Chief Tells World Mayors

Global
The UN Agriculture Agency Chief has called on world’s Mayors to make global commitments local realities. It is important to make “global commitments local realities,” José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced in a meeting while discussing common challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as climate change and food security. The special event where this announcement was made, From Global Issues to Local Priorities, was co-hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the UN General Assembly, alongside Mr. Graziano da Silva. About 68 per cent of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050 – mostly in Africa and Southeast Asia, where hunger and poverty are highest. Mr. Graziano
FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

Events
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations invites everyone to a Webcast presentation of its new publication entitled Integrating Food into Urban Planning. The presentation will be made by Prof. Yves Cabannes, UCL, and Cecilia Marocchino, FAO, both of whom have coordinated the preparation of this Book publication. They will be joint by FAO managers and experts from UNDP, ECOSAD, UNHABITAT and the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate as well as an intervention by the Mayor of the city of Valencia. The event will be webcast with simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish. Date: 13 December 2018 Time: 5.30 pm IST (1.00 pm CET) URL for Webcast: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4912/icode/ The Webcast Presentation will put a spotlight on emer
Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Articles
Our Environment is everything around us and we share an intimate relationship with it starting from our very first day in this world. We, humans, live in this environment but spend little time in thinking and caring about it. This ignorance and inaction on our part is a huge concern because rapid increase in population, unplanned development and other human activities are putting a lot of pressure on the environment today. At this point in time, youth can play an important role in protecting the environment. The young population has more responsibility when it comes to environmental protection. This is because youth is the generation who can easily adopt new ways to save the environment. It is also the generation which will be the most impacted if nothing is done to protect the rapi...
Call for Papers by Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development

Call for Papers by Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development

Green Alert
The Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development (JIID) (ISSN 2456-4478) Calls for Papers for its forthcoming Edition, to be released in September 2017. JIID is a Biannual, Multidisciplinary, Peer-reviewed, Open Access Journal published from the Centre for Earth Studies, IP College, University of Delhi. The Journal serves as a platform for publication of contributions/ papers of researchers who are innovating in their respective fields for promoting inclusive development. In addition, JIID welcomes research contributions/ articles from researchers working to further our understanding towards achieving any or all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click here to read the Guidelines for Authors Researchers interested to submit their manuscript/ research papers for the f...
Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Green Lens
Jacqueline Fernandez, Ban Ki-moon and many other famous personalities have come together for a United Nations led campaign for urging action for protecting endangered species and ending illegal trade in wildlife #WildforLife #WildforLife was launched at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi in front of environment ministers from every corner of the planet. The campaign aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade. The campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF...
Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Corporate Greening
Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR Wing of Sonalika International Tractors Ltd. (ITL), the 3rd largest tractor manufacturer of India, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) inaugurated ‘ART is TRY 4 SDGs’, an art exhibition at Indian Habitat Centre to promote SDGs on 2nd March, 2016. The Art Exhibition is showcasing paintings created by students from 17 Delhi schools depicting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by United Nations Agenda 2030. The paintings have been put up for display from 2 to 23 March, 2016 at the Atrium Hall, Indian Habitat Centre (New Delhi) with the underlying objective of raising awareness about the 17 SDGs through the medium of Art. Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, Sonalika ITL complimented the
What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green Alert
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and was agreed upon by consensus at the informal meeting of the UN plenary on 2 August 2015. The outcome document of the aforementioned informal meeting is entitled, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and sets aside 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Prior to this - on 29th December 2014 - the United Nations - through its resolution 69/244 - decided that the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York, and convened as a high-level plenar...
Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Green Alert
International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated to recognize the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-being, as well as to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the threats to it. It was on this day in 1992 that the text of the Convention of Biodiversity was adopted. The International Day for Biological Diversity is being celebrated all over India today. The main event is being held in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Following is the text of the message from the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar on this occasion. “Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, to recognise the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-

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