Nitrous oxide emissions could double by 2050: UNEP

Nitrous oxide (N20) emissions could almost double by 2050 if more aggressive action is not taken, undermining global efforts to curb climate change, the United Nations` Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday.

`Elephants facing threat of extinction`

Reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, star of Manchester City and Ivory Coast, warned Tuesday that the slaughter of elephants for their ivory was threatening their very existence.

RK Pachauri to step down as IPCC boss in 2015

The Indian leading the United Nation`s climate science arm is planning to step down from his position in 2015.

IPCC to blame mankind for global warming, explain `hiatus`

A United Nations panel of experts met on Monday to review a draft report that raises the probability that climate change is man-made to 95 percent and warns of ever more extreme weather unless governments take strong action.

Indian-origin scientist chosen for UN`s highest environmental award

An Indian-origin scientist, who proved how cutting emissions of "black carbon" or soot can significantly lessen the impact of climate change, has been selected for the United Nation`s top environmental award.

India among nations generating lowest e-wastes from computers

India is among the countries generating lowest quantity of e-waste from personal computers, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

Environment holds business risks and chances: UN

Rising temperatures, storms linked to climate change and growing competition for water and land point to tough times ahead for the business sector, but also a chance for profitable innovation, the UN said today.

UN approves creation of environment assembly

The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of the UN Environment Assembly as part of efforts to support the strengthening and upgrade of the Nairobi-based UNEP.

Alarming rise in mercury levels in Asia: UN

Communities in developing countries especially in Asia are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury.

Half of world`s biodiversity zones still unprotected: UN

Half of the world`s richest bio-diversity zones remain entirely unprotected, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme said.

UN body lauds India`s efforts to conserve biodiversity

India has assumed presidency of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) for a period of two years at the convention.

Food wastage a cause of concern: UNEP

Wastage of food all over the world is a cause of concern and countries need to invest in increasing storage capacities to meet the food requirements of future, a top official of UNEP has said.

Emissions set to raise in India and China: UNEP

Asia-Pacific was expected to contribute approximately 45 per cent of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and an estimated 60 per cent by 2100.

No progress in climate change goals: UNEP

The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) has held that while there is considerable success in ozone layer replacement, little progress has been made in stemming climate change.

Infy among top 25 Performers in Caring for Climate Initiative

Software major Infosys has been identified as one of the top 25 performers in Caring for Climate Initiative by UN Global Compact and UN Environment Program.

Dubai to observe World Migratory Bird Day

The environment department of the Dubai Municipality in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will mark World Migratory Bird Day May 12-13.

`100 countries back world environment agency`

More than a hundred countries now support a French proposal to create a "World Environment Organisation" at the upcoming 20th anniversary conference of the Rio Summit, France`s ecology minister said today.

Women at higher risk from climate disasters: UN

Women, particularly those living in mountain regions in developing countries, are facing disproportionately high risks to their livelihoods and health from global warming, says a UN report on Climate Change.

`Binding, voluntary cuts must for climate deal`

UNEP has said Voluntary measures by countries and legally binding emission cuts are to condition each other and should not be put into competition against each other.

India plans a series of campaigns on World Environment Day

India, as the global host of UNEP World Environment Day, has planned a series of campaigns on June 5 to highlight the intrinsic link between quality of life and the sustainable use of forests.