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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

UN / CLIMATE ECONOMY REPORT WRAP

A new report  presented by the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. UNIFEED – UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / OZONE DEPLETION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

A new UNEP report says that the world avoided a major problem by getting rid of ozone depleting substances by the Montreal Protocol, but Executive Director Achim Steiner said, "what was not foreseen" is that if the use of the substance that replaced them, Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), continues to increase, there could be "a major negative [...]

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS WRAP

The UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wrapped up Thursday in the Samoan capital, Apia, generating nearly $2 billion in partnerships to bolster the capacity of these countries to achieve sustainable development. UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / TOURISM

The Dominican Republic  is home to a vibrant and distinct culture and heritage as well as to a rich ecosystem, biodiversity and dazzling landscapes. Nevertheless, this small island state faces many challenges, including climate change, degradation of natural resources, loss of marine biodiversity and a rapid uncontrolled growth of the tourist sector which exerts pressure [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC ISLAND

Cicia island in Fiji is remote. Untouched by tourism and industry, the environment here is pristine – and its one thousand inhabitants intend to keep it this way.  In 2006, the elders banned the use of chemicals and fertilizers and last year, they officially declared Cicia an organic island. IFAD

30 Aug 2014 | Read More »

ST LUCIA / SEA WATER SEWAGE

Marigot Bay is visited by thousands of tourists every year and many businesses have been set up to take advantage of this boom. Many of these have had problems maintaining their septic systems because the water table in the bay is high, which means there is an incidence of leeching of sewage from the soak-aways [...]

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / LION FISH

Over the past 20 years, lionfish, an invasive species, has spread out of control in the Caribbean and seriously impacted local marine biodiversity. The fishermen of La Caleta, in the Dominican Republic, who have voluntarily given up fishing in the area and instead turned to tourism as an alternative sustainable lifestyle, have seen the threat [...]

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CLIMATE CHANGE HEALTH RISKS

Action to reduce climate change could bring about previously unrecognized health benefits, while measures to adapt to climate change could also save lives by ensuring that communities are better prepared to deal with the impact of heat, extreme weather, infectious disease and food insecurity. These are two key messages being discussed at the first-ever global [...]

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SÃO TOMÉ ISLAND / CHOCOLATE

The world loves chocolate. Each year more than (USD) 83 billion is spent on it. And the average European eats up to a kilogram of it every month.  But did you ever think that your choice of chocolate could help save one of the world’s most threatened environments? There’s a type of farming that is [...]

23 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / TERRORIST OIL TRADE

The Security Council  condemned any "direct or indirect trade of oil from Syria and Iraq involving terrorist groups", expressing "grave concern over the reports of the access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq" by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Jabhat Al-Nusra, which are listed as terrorist [...]

28 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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