New Year’s Resolution? Slim Your Carbon Footprint by a Tonne in 2021

Get fit, quit smoking, eat healthily. Most years begin with good intentions that often fall by the wayside as life gets busier again. But how about trying a different challenge for 2021 which goes beyond personal improvement and benefits the planet too? A new initiative offers guidance on how to …

How to Overcome Water Challenges in Agriculture

More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and almost half of them face severe constraints. Furthermore, available freshwater resources per person have declined by more than 20 percent over the past two decades globally, underscoring the importance …

Backed by Space Technology, Asia-Pacific Countries Power Sustainable Development

Asian and Pacific nations are leveraging space technology and geospatial information to respond to challenges on the ground, including in their efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new United Nations report. Released on Wednesday, UN Economic and Social Commission for …

Global Food Prices Continue Rising in October

Global food prices continued rising for the fifth consecutive month in October, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, …

International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies

World marks September 7th 2020 as the first ever International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies, organised by the United Nations (UN). Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk and one of the main causes of death and disease globally. Children are the most vulnerable to polluted …

Global Food Prices Rise in July

Global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index averaged 94.2 points in July, a 1.2 percent increase from June and nearly 1.0 percent higher …