United Nations


Enhancing the sustainability of cities

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A new five-year agreement between the United Nations Global Compact and RMIT University in Melbourne will boost efforts to tackle the challenges of urban living in cities around the world.


The truth about climate change

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

We talk to climate scientist Dr Sarah Perkins about the links between the latest IPCC report, the carbon tax, and the current extreme bushfire emergencies.


Durban results solid

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Rescued at the eleventh hour, and after many compromises, the Durban climate change conference last week managed to highlight issues and suggest that a legally binding global climate change treaty is finally in sight.

The Ramsar Convention on wetlands

Monday, 31 January 2011

February 2 is internationally recognised as World Wetlands Day. The day recognises the importance of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran in 1971.


The Cancún conclusion

Monday, 20 December 2010

Cancún shows international collaboration on climate change commitments is possible.


World Water Day

22 March, 2011

Today 493 million people share their sanitation facilities, up from 259 million in 1990. This global UN event focusses attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Events range from a ‘Walk for Water’ in India to waste management and recycling sessions in Bulgaria. To see what’s planned in Australia, visit www.unwater.org/worldwaterday.

Where: Worldwide.
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Why climate change is like hiring a movie

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Climate change negotiations are not so difficult to understand. It's a lot like going to a video store to hire a movie for a night in...

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