United Nations Initiatives
Viewpoint: Empower farmers to address the urgent matter of climate change   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: South Bend Tribune - My optimism has been bolstered by the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to global warming. The IPCC recently released a major report that details how...
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Solutions 8/16: Food & soil shortages: The planet’s declining ability to feed its growing population   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: Central Jersey - This week, a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned, on top of its 2018 evaluation, that both climate change and mankind’s poor stewardship of farmlands and forests are threatening the...
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Wildlife Meet Mulls Trade Rules to Counter ‘Unprecedented’ Species Declines   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Courthouse News Service - The meeting follows warnings about rapid species decline, with a UN report in May indicating that one million species are being pushed to the brink of extinction. “My fear is that we are… now really on the...
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UN convenes CITES summit to tackle threat of mass extinction   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: France 24 - Envoys gathered in Geneva Saturday for a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). A UN report released in May warned that 1 million species are now at risk of extinction due to human...
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'Business as usual' will see species wiped out - UN experts   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Newshub - Experts attending the UN wildlife watchdog opening session on Saturday warned that "business as usual" was no longer an option, as an acceleration in wildlife extinction was pushing nature into an unprecedented and "dangerous...
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Did India take down Pakistan 14-1 at United Nations Security Council'   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : United Nations - All Programs
Source: Indiatimes - For India, the fact that no country agreed to the China-Pakistan effort to force a formal meeting showed the duo was isolated and was cause for satisfaction Indian diplomats pointed out that ...
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Could the banana be one step closer to disappearing'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: Global News on MSN.com - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the fungus fusarium, commonly known as "Panama disease," is among the most destructive diseases of the banana plant. The fungus lives in the soil and...
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The Latest: UN official concerned, hopeful on climate change   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: WIVB-TV - The vicious cycle is already making food more expensive, scarcer and even less nutritious, as well as cutting the number of species on Earth, according to a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (AP...
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Accelerating Growth: IAEA Launches Plant Mutation Breeding Network for Asia and the Pacific   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: iaea.org - An initiative led by the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is bringing together experts from across the region to support one another and build on each other’s research, breeding and...
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Eat less meat: UN climate change report calls for change to human diet   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: Nature - The special report on climate and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes plant-based diets as a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change ? and includes a policy...
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