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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

UN / DETROIT WATER HUMAN RIGHTS

A United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water said the city of Detroit is violating human rights by conducting large-scale water supply disconnections to homes that have not paid their bills. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / FOREST SOFTWARE

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new software that is expected to help significantly in the fight against climate change. The “Open Foris” software will enable countries to conduct comprehensive forest inventories so that they understand the value of their forest resources and how best to manage them. FAO

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LEBANON WATER PROJECT

The World Bank Group has announced a massive project that will get running water to over 1.6 million people living across the greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. WORLD BANK

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT WRAP

World leaders agreed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius by cutting greenhouse emissions. Gathered at the Climate Summit in New York, global leaders also committed to put a price on carbon and to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 3

US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the leaders of Mexico and Samoa, address the UN Climate Summit. Obama said "the alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them. We have to answer the call.” UNIFEED – UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 2

The Presidents of Iran, France, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile as well as the King of Spain, speak at the Climate Change Summit. Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize [...]

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 1

World leaders have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to set the world on a new course. Speaking at the start of the Climate Summit in New York,  Ban Ki-moon called for investment in climate resilient societies that protect all, especially the most vulnerable. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE PRESSER

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed that governments, investors and financial institutions pledged to mobilize $200 billion by the end of next year for low-carbon programmes in developing countries, giving a significant boost to the United Nations goal of reaching $100 billion annually by 2020. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / EQUATOR PRIZE

Al Gore, Edward Norton, Connie Britton and others call on individuals, businesses and governments alike, to find inspiration in the grassroots initiatives like those demonstrated by the UNDP Equator Prize 2014 winners. These local and indigenous communities, many of which are led by women, are on the frontlines of poverty and environmental challenges, delivering sustainable [...]

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CLIMATE SUMMIT ILLUMINATIONS

Ahead of the climate summit at United Nations headquarters, the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS)  organized an event called  illUmiNations  – a visual showcase that tells the story of climate change and proposes the actions to be taken to combat it. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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