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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

BAN / CLIMATE LEADER'S SUMMIT

At the Climate Leader's Summit in Washington DC, the UN Secretary-General called on Governments to reach a universal legal climate agreement by next year that is both ambitious and achievable. Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for both political and financial investment to deal with climate change, the single greatest threat to a sustainable future. WORLD [...]

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank's new Africa's Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the Africa's economic prospects. WORLD BANK

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / IPCC CLIMATE REPORT

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the effects of climate change are already occurring on all contingents and across the oceans. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to the risks, but that those risks will be difficult to manage with high levels or warming. [...]

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GREENLAND / BAN ILULISSAT ICE FJORD WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to the World Heritage site, the ice fjord, “Ilulissat” this morning after having to turn back yesterday due to a snowstorm. UNTV  

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WHO / AIR POLLUTION

New estimates released by WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could [...]

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / BLOOMBERG CLIMATE CHANGE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his newly appointed Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. The role of the Special Envoy will be to galvanize urban action to reduce greenhouse emissions ahead of the United Nations climate summit this coming September. UNTV

21 Feb 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / UNEP AGREEMENT

In an effort to set in motion robust action to restore Iraq’s fast deteriorating environment, the Government of Iraq signed  a landmark agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to speed up recovery and support national development goals. UNEP

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

FAO / SANTA EUROPEAN FORESTRY WEEK

Europe’s forest ministers and other high-level delegates from 40 countries gathered today in the Rovaniemi, Finland to discuss how forests can help European nations move further towards the goal of greening their economies. Juha Ojala, Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, nominated Santa as the Ambassador for European Forests. FAO

9 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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