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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 »

GENEVA / GREENHOUSE GASES

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned of the record high in the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in 2013. WMO said that CO2 levels increased more between 2012 and 2013 than during any other year since 1984, possibly due to reduced CO2 uptake by the earth's biosphere and steadily increasing CO2 emissions. UNTV [...]

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ KENYA CARBON CREDITS

Extended droughts and unpredictable rainy seasons-those are the effects of climate change in Kenya, and farmers are struggling to adjust. Climate change in Kenya is devastating many smallholder farms. But now there's a program that offers training and money in exchange for Carbon Credits. WORLD BANK

9 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 »

SAMOA / SIDS IMF

At the Small Islands Developing States conference inSamoa, the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pledged the institution's continued support to small island developing states for their pursuit of sustainable economic development. UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

BUILDING RESILIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN

Climate change—and all natural hazards, in fact—hit Small Island Developing States hard, even though these countries haven't historically contributed to the problem. Extreme exposure to disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, droughts, landslides and earthquakes place these countries at a particularly vulnerable position. In addition to saving lives, for every dollar spent in disaster preparedness and [...]

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / CLIMATE RESILIENT FORESTS

Samoa’s Government is working with UNDP and the Global Environment Facility  and 26 communities across the country to save critical forest areas. UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS HOKULE’A VOYAGE

A big “Talofa” (welcome in Samoan) in Apia, the capitol of Samoa, for the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a, bringing greetings from Hawaii to the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). UNTV

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS MARY ROBINSON

At the  Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Apia, Samoa, UN special envoy for clemate change Mary Robinson said that the leaders here want more support, capacity building and finance. “But they really want a climate agreement. They've emphasized this to me. It's vital to them that we get a good climate agreement in Paris.” UNTV

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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