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03. – NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

WORLD BANK / CLIMATE CHANGE

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a 'new normal' of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth's atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century. WORLD [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IAEA / FUKUSHIMA SEAWATER SAMPLING

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, the Japanese Government has been continually monitoring radioactivity in seawater and publishing the results. In an effort to verify the accuracy of these results, the Japanese authorities requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to undertake joint sampling missions with [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / WORLD TOILET DAY ADVANCER

More than half of India's population does not use toilets, creating a sanitation problem throughout the country. Now a campaign encourages people to build, and use, toilets, and already health is improving. WORLD BANK

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

RWANDA / COW DUNG BIOGAS

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in partnership with the Rwandan government has developed a "FlexiBiogas" method of capturing methane gas from cow dung to create a clean bio-gas to burn as fuel. IFAD  

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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