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
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
Planting trees as ‘living fences’ and feeding cattle local grasses are some of the strategies used by Costa Ricans to reduce the carbon footprint of their farms, in a united effort to mitigate global warming. Some farmers receive money for planting trees in their coffee fields as part of a carbon financing project supported in [...]
An international conference in Nairobi brought together ministers, economists, scientists and development experts to review and recommend policy action towards incorporating the valuation of natural resources and ecosystems services in development planning and accounting in Africa. UNEP
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at national celebrations yesterday (9 July) to mark South Sudan's second Independence Day celebrations at a ceremony led by South Sudan's first President Salva Kiir. UNMISS
A new program in Haiti is taking care of the deforestation issue by replanting pine trees. MINUSTAH
Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity briefs journalists on the occasion of the International Day of Biodiversity. UNTV
United States (US) Ambassador Susan Rice briefed journalists today (12 March) following a United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting on Sudan and South Sudan with the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous.
Sudan and South Sudan signed today (12 March) a long-awaited cooperation agreements, paving the way for the resumption of oil exports, and giving their ailing economies a desperately needed lifeline.
Cleaner cook stoves and rural electrification are part of energy projects in Senegalthat rely on women in the decision-making process, helping them improve their lives and the prosperity of their families. WORLD BANK