Category: Environment

Zero waste, more hope in South Sudan

Zero energy light bulbs and sturdy bricks for schools and homes. Some innovative communities in South Sudan are reusing waste in new ways as the world rallies to ban plastic pollution by the year’s end, with help from a small team of experts led by climate and environmental scientist Shazneen Cyrus Gazdar at theUN Mission in South […]

Explainer: What’s COP28 and why is it important?

Global temperatures continue to reach record levels and, as the year draws to a close, the diplomatic heat is rising as all eyes turn to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where world leaders are meeting from 30 November to 12 December, to chart an ambitious way forward in the global fight against climate change. Here’s what you need […]

This week the 78th Session of the General Assembly in New York began

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, attends the opening the High- level General Debate of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly. The Minister was joined by Assistant Minister McAllister, DFAT Secretary Jan Adams, Ambassador James Larsen, Mr Rob Mitchell MP Member for McEwen, Mr Andrew Wallace MP Member for Fisher […]

UN agencies head up new $115 million push for cleaner, healthier oceans

Marine debris, including plastics, paper, wood, metal and other manufactured material is found on beaches worldwide and at all depths of the ocean. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and four partner agencies have been tasked with leading a new push to help countries curb the land-based pollution of coastal areas and shorelines. FAO will co-lead […]