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NAIROBI, June 28, Xinhua - Delegates from over 160 countries across the world have given the UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA) the mandate to manage global environmental agenda, including marine plastic debris, micro plastics and the illegal trade in wildlife, in their final deliberations that approved 16 resolutions.

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NAIROBI, June 28, Xinhua - Chances are high that countries are likely to reach an agreement on climate change by the end of 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in Nairobi on Saturday.

"As climate change causes temperatures to rise and precipitation patterns to change, more weather extremes will potentially reduce global food production at a time when the population will continue growing in developing countries," Ban said.

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BEIJING, June 28, Xinhua - China has mobilized drones to gather air pollution data in key northern areas to assist an inspection on how well environmental laws are enforced, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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BRUSSELS, June 27, Xinhua - European Union (EU) leaders announced in a statement Friday they aim to build a new energy and climate strategy for the next five years after a summit meeting in Brussels.  

6.28  EU aims to build new energy and climate strategy for next five years

(L to R) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission outgoing President Jose Manuel Barroso give a final press conference after a European Union (EU) summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on June 27, 2014. The EU leaders announced in a statement Friday they aim to build a new energy and climate strategy for the next five years after a summit meeting in Brussels. (Xinhua/Gong Bing)

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STOCKHOLM, June 26, Xinhua - Stopping climate change is the only way to ensure long-term economic growth, former Mexican president Felipe Calderon told an audience in Stockholm Thursday.

"It is impossible to build a strong economy without taking climate change into account," Calderon said, "Tackling climate change is the only way to have strong, sustained growth."

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