Update on Climate Geoengineering in Relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Potential Impacts and Regulatory Framework
6 - 10 October 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Removing humans from what is now the exclusion zone around the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor has allowed wildlife to return.
The species, which has been named Hyorhinomys stuempkei - hog-nosed rat - has "distinct and unique features uncommon to other rats", they said.
A new study reveals that the salt marsh plant Spartina alterniflora, which grows on more than 9,000 km of the Atlantic coastline of South America, is not native to the area and was in fact introduced 200 years ago.
SAN JOSE, Oct 5 2015 (IPS) - Seen for years as passive actors in the fight against global warming, more than 100 countries of the Global South have submitted their national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising their economies.
Almost a third of cactuses are at risk of extinction because of threats including illegal trade and a spread of farms in arid areas, a new study has found.
Umiujaq (Canada) (AFP) - Residents of the sub-Arctic village of Umiujaq wistfully remember the good old days, when the ice-fishing season was long and the catch bountiful.
For many plants and animals, the Sonoran Desert would be an inhospitable place. But for the flat-tail horned lizard, it’s home.
Wild plants can protect themselves from pests, but scientists think this immune system has been bred out of domesticated crop plants. Now, they're trying to figure out how to bring it back.
The fate of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee dedicated to finding solutions to protect traditional knowledge, generic resources, and folklore is being actively discussed informally at the organisation’s general assembly.
Examining eight different satellite-derived maps of global forest cover, a team of scientists from NASA and other institutions noticed striking differences.
Mainstreaming under the Convention: Compilation of relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties
5 - 9 October 2015, Accra, Ghana
5 - 6 October 2015, Avarua, Cook Islands
3 October 2015 – Opening the floor at the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador said “we have concluded a stage in the world’s history marked by important progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), however, this progress has not ...
3 October 2015 – The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Daniel Jean, addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, noting the importance of the new sustainable development agenda and of ensuring the proper financing of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Divisions over money between rich and poor countries re-emerged as nations submitted their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.
It’s a landslide. More than half the 28 countries in the European Union, including Germany and France, have decided to ban their farmers from growing genetically modified crops. Several regions, including Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have also joined the movement.
India says that it will produce 40% of its energy from sources other than fossil fuels by 2030, and will reduce the intensity of its carbon dioxide emissions by roughly one-third.
Around 1.5 billion people worldwide are members of indigenous communities, many of whom depend on the land around them to survive.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 2 2015 (IPS) - At least ten million of the poorest people face food insecurity in 2015 and 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and the onset of El Niño, Oxfam has reported.
Plans put forward by the local people will ban fishing in over 600,000 sq km of the Pacific ocean