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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 »

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 »

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 »

KENYA / FOSSIL FUELS

Experts say fossil fuel subsidies are contributing to fiscal instability and undermining government efforts to combat serious economic and environmental challenges. A UN conference in Nairobi is focusing on how fiscal policies can address the perverse effects of fossil fuel subsidies and strengthen government spending for sustainable development. UNEP  

28 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 »

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 / 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 »

WMO/ GREENHOUSE GAS

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high last year, with a 32 percent increase in radiative forcing between 1990 and 2012. CH UNTV / FILE

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP/ EMISSION GAP REPORT

If the global community do not immediately embark on wide-ranging actions to narrow the greenhouse gas emissions gap, the chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C in this century will swiftly diminish and open the door to a host of challenges, according to the report of the United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP /FILE

5 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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