Worldwatch's State of the World 2006 report released
The dramatic rise of China and India presents one of the gravest threats—and greatest opportunities—facing the world today, says the Worldwatch Institute in its State of the World 2006 report. The choices these countries make in the next few years will lead the world either towards a future beset by growing ecological and political instability—or down a development path based on efficient technologies and better stewardship of resources.
Ministers meet for crucial climate talks
From Monday 6 until Friday 17 December, governments meet in Buenos Aires for the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The segment which will be attended by ministers and other heads of delegation takes place from 15-17 December.
Russian Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol: Green Light for CO2 Cuts
The Russian Parliament, the Duma, ratified the Kyoto Protocol on global climate change today, clearing the way for the treaty to become international law in early 2005.
High score for conservation at CITES meeting, says WWF
The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP13) has achieved real results for conservation, said WWF today at the end of the meeting. The adoption of better trade controls will help African elephants, and key marine and rainforest species.
CITES: Asian species at risk from global trade
Overexploitation and uncontrolled trade are ravaging Asia's forests, rivers, and seas. The warning comes ahead of the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Russian government gives green light to Kyoto Protocol!
The Russian government this morning gave its approval for a ratification package for the Kyoto Protocol, clearing the way for the treaty — the world's only international agreement to reduce emissions of CO2, the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change and global warming — to become international law.
Landmark toxics treaty becomes international law
WWF today said that the entry into force of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will significantly reduce toxic chemical threats to wildlife and people throughout the world.
Wildfire experts gather to discuss a leading threat to world's forests
Fire experts from around the world will gather in Sigriswil from 16–18 May to discuss one of the biggest threats to forests today. The first such meeting, it is organized by the Global Fire Partnership, founded by WWF, The Nature Conservancy and IUCN–The World Conservation Union.
Wanted: A United Nations Environment Organisation
One day before the end of Asia's first Global Ministerial Environment Forum here , Friends of the Earth International called for the transformation of UNEP, the United Nations (UN) Environment Programme, into a UN Environment Organisation.
U.S. undermines united nations environment programme
Friends of the Earth International today denounced the US efforts to undermine the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).