The overflow of the rivers, including one of the largest in India, the Brahmaputra has caused great floods. Climate change has caused increasingly extreme seasons throughout South Asia with very dry periods and periods of torrential rainfall, which makes it increasingly necessary to carry out a comprehensive irrigation and drainage plan that guarantees the sustainable development of the agriculture and the sustainability of large population centers, as well as improving urban drainage.View More Floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh are increasingly extreme.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought UN, 17 June 2019 The Decay of the Land Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the…View More World Day to Combat Desertification and Drough
It is time to act decisively is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants, we need a green economy not a grey economy. Understanding the different types of pollution and how it affects our health and our environment, will help us to take measures to improve the air we breathe.View More World Environment Day
Forests, peatlands and coastal marine ecosystems must be protected or restored. The combination of biodiversity conservation with the drastic reduction of CO2 emissions and the increase of carbon storage in nature can contribute significantly to limit global warming to 1.5 ° CView More UN report on biodiversity: one million species threatened with extinction
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.View More World Water Day
Climate change impact in the Mediterranean. Source: City University of Hong Kong, Science Daily, October 26, 2018 The first-ever study synthesizing risks posed by climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean zone. As the Mediterranean Basin is experiencing the impact of climate change more…View More Climate change impact in the Mediterranean
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018 NU, 17 June, 2018 In addition to providing for basic cooking, heating and construction needs, forests today are depleted by illegal logging, Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMID/Albert Gonzalez Farran The decay of the land Desertification is the degradation of…View More World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018
International Mother Earth Day UN, 22 April, 2018. A woman harvests rice by hand in Timor-Leste. © UN Photo/Martine Perret. Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human…View More International Mother Earth Day 2018
U N World Water Day, 2018. 22 March / 2018. Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. This year’s…View More World Water Day, 2018.
The continuous growth of the world population and the increase in the demand for food, means that every day the production of food is insufficient to guarantee the future of the balanced diet of the inhabitants of the planet earth.View More World population growth threat future sustainability humanity.
(Español) La desertificación se debe a la vulnerabilidad de los ecosistemas de zonas secas, que cubren un tercio de la superficie del planeta, a sobreexplotación y el uso inadecuado de la tierra. La pobreza, la inestabilidad política, la deforestación, el sobrepastoreo y malas prácticas de riego afectan negativamente a la productividad del suelo.View More World Day to combat Desertification and Drought, 2017.
Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River Basin. April 21, 2017, China. As a sensitive region of global climate change, the Yellow River basin, situated in arid and semiarid regions, also plays an important role in food production. However, using water resources in the…View More Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River Basin.
World Water Day 2017.Wastewater, the untapped resource. UNESCO Wastewater treatment in a factory © Shutterstock.com Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Water Day Most human activities produce wastewater and over 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is released…View More World Water Day 2017.Wastewater, the untapped resource
International Mother Earth Day 2017 International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. UN org., 21 April, 2017 It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992…View More International Mother Earth Day 2017