Biodiversity: What is it, and how can we protect it?

The UN and its global partners will grapple with the massive loss of animal and plant species, and how to avoid further extinction, at a major conference beginning 23 January. Here’s a primer on what, exactly, biodiversity is, and how the UN can help support efforts to enable nature to survive and thrive. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2024/01/1145772
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Biodiversity: What is it, and how can we protect it?
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‘Be part of the plan’ to end nature loss on Biodiversity Day

22 May 2024

The diversity of animals, plants and microorganisms on the planet is at risk due to factors such as changing land use, urbanization, overexploitation, pollution and climate change, the UN said on Wednesday, calling for action now to protect a million species from extinction. 

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The UN News COP26 climate quiz

28 Oct 2021

How well do you know the UN climate conference and the big issues under discussion? Here’s your chance to test your knowledge, with our UN News climate action quiz (answers at the bottom of the page).

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Climate change: educating students to fight the crisis

11 Mar 2020

With the latest UN climate report containing worrying evidence that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, how can teachers help children and adults to sort through the growing mass of information, avoid being overwhelmed, and come to an understanding of the challenges, and potential solutions, to what the UN Secretary-General has called “an existential crisis”?