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UN Marks "Day to Combat Desertification"

Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss.

SOP newswire3UN Chief Hails China, US for Formally Joining Paris Climate Agreement - Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change today.
SOP newswire3UN Marks "Day to Combat Desertification" - Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Environment Day' - Marking World Environment Day, which this year focuses on the illegal trade of wildlife, the United Nations Environment Programme is calling on everyone to go wild for life and take action to help safeguard species under threat for future generations.
SOP newswire3UN: World Heritage Sites at Risk From Climate Change - Some 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new report released by the United Nations has found.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Global Action on Climate Change - Small States like Seychelles have served as a magnifying lens for many issues that all nations must face, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the National Assembly today, calling for the archipelago's continued support as the UN tackles three critical challenges: climate change, global sustainability and easing humanitarian suffering.
SOP newswire3 175 Countries Sign Paris Climate Accord - As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible.
SOP newswire3Ban Welcomes Joint China-US Pedge to Sign Paris Climate Accord - Ban Ki-moon has commended the joint presidential statement on climate change by China and the United States announcing that both countries will sign the Paris Agreement at a special ceremony at UN Headquarters on 22 April
SOP newswire3UN: Major Milestones Reached on Renewable Energy Investments - Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity.
SOP newswire3Ban Welcomes Proposal for First Binding Limits on Airlines' Ccarbon Emissions - Welcoming a proposal by the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the first binding limits on carbon dioxide emissions from the aviation industry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for further strengthening of emissions standards as quickly as possible.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises New Climate Change Agreement - Following the adoption of the new Paris Agreement on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said government representatives made history today.
SOP newswire3Ban: Climate Change Conference Going Well - Ban Ki-moon gave a favourable report card today to the early stages of the United Nations climate change conference.
SOP newswire3Ban Speaks at Climate Change Conference in Paris - Ban Ki-moon said a political moment like this may not come again.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Really, Really Cares About Climate Change - I want my grandchildren to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a healthy planet. And like any human being, it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct, " he explained.
SOP newswire3Pope Francis Calls for Strong Climate Agreement - Pope Francis today called on world leaders to seal a strong agreement at the upcoming UN climate change conference.
SOP newswire3UN: Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit Yet Another Record - The WMO announced that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate change.
SOP newswire3UN: Climate Change Knows No National Borders - Ban Ki-moon today warned that despite months of talks and critical pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key issues still remain in play.
SOP newswire3Lights Dimmed at Pentagon in October for Energy Action Month - The lights have been dimmed at the Pentagon for October as part of federal efforts to conserve resources for Energy Action Month.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Preaches Climate Change - Let us ensure that we protect our climate the way we have preserved the ozone layer.
SOP newswire3UN: Central America Faces Major Crop Losses Due to El Nino - This year`s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El NiƱo weather phenomenon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said today.
SOP newswire3UN Unveils Low-cost Device for Air Quality Monitoring - A ground-breaking air quality measuring device expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions has the potential to revolutionize air quality measurement in developing countries.
SOP newswire3UN Ship Scours Indian Ocean for Plastic Waste - The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and "microplastics` used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean.
SOP newswire3Ban Praises Obama's Climate Change Plan - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled today by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the economy.
SOP newswire3UN: Small Islands Need Partnerships to Battle Climate Change - The global challenges facing the small island developing States are the international community`s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.
SOP newswire3DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change - Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN-backed Global Plan to Improve Study of Climate in Polar Regions Takes Shape - An international action plan to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in Polar regions has been agreed.
SOP newswire3Ban: World Must Act Now to Curb Climate Change - At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to take action now to fight climate change.
SOP newswire3UN: Widespread Heatwaves Impact Northern Hemisphere - Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Pope for Warning World About Climate Change - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis` Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Oceans Day' - Oceans are an essential component of the Earth's ecosystem, and healthy oceans are critical to sustaining a healthy planet, the Secretary-General affirmed in his message for the Day.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Environment Day' - The UN invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year's World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources.
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