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03.03.00 – 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 »

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 »

UN / DEEP DECARBONIZATION REPORT

The UN has launched a report laying out potential country-specific paths to cut emissions enough to limit human-induced temperature rise to the globally agreed goal of two degrees centigrade. UNIFEED-UNTV  

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA CLOSER

On the last day of the United Nations Environment Assembly, over 130 Environment Ministers exchanged views on the current poaching crisis facing African elephants and rhinos. They also discussed other threats such as illegal harvesting and trafficking of timber, fish and myriad other species. UNEP

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA WRAP

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) opened its high-level segment in Nairobi with the participation of Prince Albert II of Monaco and president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya among others, as the first session of the world environment body entered its fourth day. UNEP

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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