A first of its kind assessment of marine conservation efforts in the Western Indian Ocean finds that ‘locally managed marine areas’ show promise as a means to safeguard food security, address coastal poverty and help coastal communities to adapt to climate change.
For over a decade, our team at UNU have been filming “environmental stories” without consciously recognizing that we were at the same time documenting the fate of the commons in different parts of the world.
In a remote part of Japan, stakeholders are cooperating to preserve the area’s exceptional ecology.
In the shadow of Japan’s famed peak lies a sustainable community cultivating over 250 organic crops.
As the dust settles after the recent European Parliament election, the results show historical gains for the far-right populist parties in Britain, France, Greece, Austria and Germany. Analysts linked these transformations partially to the growing anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, as people, particularly in bad economic times, tend to resort to scapegoating and blaming migrants for [...]
Societies urgently need to introduce and enforce ‘use zoning’ of Earth’s coastal ocean waters as current approaches put the well-being of over 2 billion people at risk, says a coalition of experts in a new paper lead-authored by the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health.
According to Middle Eastern policy specialist Gawdat Bahgat, growing energy cooperation between Iran and Turkey will allow Tehran to leverage its energy resources, permit Ankara to maintain its economic growth, and enhance European energy security.
The United Nations Human Rights Council today decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.
Botswana’s Okavango Delta has been listed as the 1,000th World Heritage site. It harbours 24 species of globally-threatened birds and is key to the survival of Botswana’s 130,000 elephants — the largest population of the species in the world.
Attempts to genetically modify food staple to increase their nutritional value and overall performance have prompted world-wide criticism by those who say that protecting and fomenting biodiversity is a far better solution to hunger and malnutrition.
Surrendering to the implications of climate change is an act of courage not cowardice, so the new global warming activism should be about accepting the reality of near-term extinction and dealing with our grief.