UN moves towards recognising human right to a healthy environment
The Guardian, 9 March 2018
Formal recognition would help protect those who increasingly risk their lives to defend the land, water, forests and wildlife, says the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment
Growing up in greener neighbourhoods may boost brain development
The Star, 7 March 2018
New European research has found that children who have grown up near vast areas of greenspace show larger volumes of white and grey matter in the brain, which could have a beneficial effect on cognitive function.
Cities, scientists unite in battle against climate change at UN summit
Eco-Business, 6 March 2018
The three day gathering marks the first time cities rather than nations are offered a seat at the table of the UNís top scientific authority on global warming.
Making the business case for gender equality
Eco-Business, 1 March 2018
When companies make female empowerment central to their business strategies, growth and equality can be mutually reinforcing to leave no one behind, say UNDP head Achim Steiner and UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Climate change refugees: A global crisis is looming
The Star, 7 February 2018
There are ever more refugees fleeing the effects of climate change, be it floods, hurricanes, rising sea levels or expanding deserts.