June 2014

FAO: forests vital in sustainable development and reducing poverty

Blue & Green Tomorrow, 25 June, 2014
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called on the world to strengthen its forest policies so that they “put people at the centre”, recognising the role they can have in reducing poverty, providing food and contributing to sustainable development.

Environmental cooperation boosts sustainable development

China.org, 23 June, 2014
The cooperation between China and the European Union (EU) on environmental governance boosts China’s sustainable development.

UN says post 2015 Agenda to incorporate more environment awareness

Global Post, 22 June, 2014
The post 2015 agenda will have more focus on environmental protection, unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which expire next year, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

Washington Post, 19 June, 2014
A crop scientist credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates and difficult growing conditions was named Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of the World Food Prize.

UN launches Sustainable Energy for All Decade and Regional Hub in Asia-Pacific

The Jet News, 18 June, 2014
It is estimated that 628 million people in the Asia-Pacific region – almost half the world’s energy poor – do not have access to electricity and more than 1.8 billion people are using traditional fuels.