Tag Archives: Environment

Briefing: Nigerian farmers can’t fight desertification alone

When Abbas Gandi lost a large portion of his crops to the combined ravages of desertification and drought a few years ago, he was so disillusioned he considered abandoning his 10-hectare farmland.

“It came as …

Briefing: Nigerian farmers can’t fight desertification alone

When Abbas Gandi lost a large portion of his crops to the combined ravages of desertification and drought a few years ago, he was so disillusioned he considered abandoning his 10-hectare farmland.

“It came as …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near‑verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary‑General.

**Yemen

Following the announcement by the Saudi‑led coalition of the closure of Yemen’s sea and air ports, …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near‑verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary‑General.

**Yemen

Following the announcement by the Saudi‑led coalition of the closure of Yemen’s sea and air ports, …

News in Brief Tuesday 31 October 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). (file) UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Environment chief calls for bolder action on renewable energy

Subsidies to the coal and gas …