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Bottom trawling: world watches EU, Canada, South Korea and Russia

Feature story | November 15, 2006 at 0:00

As the EU, Russia, and South Korea sink a bottom-trawling protection plan at a key meeting in Hobart, we are now focusing our watchful eyes on the UN. In the next few weeks the world’s governments have an opportunity to declare a moratorium on...

Historic day at the UN: Nuclear weapons are now banned under international law

Blog entry by Jen Maman | July 8, 2017

Today at the UN Headquarters in New York, a global treaty banning nuclear weapons has been adopted.  This is an historic moment: according to the treaty, to possess and develop nuclear weapons is now illegal under international law.

It’s official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 20, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing  the breakthrough outcome  of the UN...

Three solar power projects where women are taking the lead

Blog entry by Georgie Johnson | December 10, 2015

Forget international climate talks – women around the world are already taking the clean energy transition into their own hands in ways only women can. Yesterday was the third ever 'gender day' at the UN climate talks in Paris, a...

Can a new ocean treaty protect the Arctic?

Blog entry by Sarah North and Magnus Eckeskog | April 11, 2016

Two thirds of our oceans are beyond national borders and belong to all of us. But right now it’s like the wild west out there – the oceans and seabeds are at the mercy of reckless exploitation because existing ocean law focuses far...

We will defeat climate change - through cooperation

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | April 26, 2016

Today, on Earth Day, more than 165 countries sign a global agreement - Paris Climate Agreement  - to protect our environment. This is a  record turnout  for an international agreement. It is an encouraging sign. After many years of...

Emma Thompson speaking truth to power at the UN

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | September 15, 2016

Words are powerful, especially when they speak the truth and come straight from the heart. That’s why Oscar-winning actor and writer Emma Thompson’s plea to UN delegates to do what is right for the oceans moved so many of us. She...

Protecting what protects us

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | December 7, 2016

The diversity of nature is essential to ensure our planet remains habitable. That is why we need to stand up to all those who endanger the global web of life – those who plunder the Commons for private gain. Back in 1992,...

Yvo's favourite things

Blog entry by Phil | June 8, 2010

One of the most significant and colourful figures at the UN climate talks is leaving. This round of Bonn negotiations is the last round for the Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat to the United Nations Convention on...

The smoking gun at Copenhagen

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 18, 2009

This is big news. A confidential UN analysis obtained by the Guardian reveals that the emissions cuts offered so far at the Copenhagen climate change summit will lead to global temperatures rising by an average of 3C.  ...

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