environment

Developing nations need assistance to build “green” economies

Developing nations need assistance to build “green” economies or they will continue to have to rely on fossil fuels and non-renewable resources.

That’s the warning from Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s Environment Minister and a former Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

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Solar power saves women farmers in Senegal

Good farming practices and solar energy have helped to save a women’s agricultural cooperative in Senegal.

The 65 members were about to give up on growing vegetables due to soil degradation caused by low rainfall.

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UN Gender Focus: gender equality, SDGs and climate change

Geneva takes diplomatic approach to gender equality

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, vaccination in Angola and Tanzania

Swearing-in of South Sudan’s Vice President “opens new chapter”

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60 million people worldwide affected by El Niño phenomenon

Floods, drought and other extreme weather events triggered by the current El Niño phenomenon are affecting an estimated 60 million people worldwide, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) reports.

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Sustainable agriculture will be built through partnerships

Partnerships between large food companies and small scale farmers are key to developing sustainable agriculture.

That’s according to Diane Holdorf, Chief sustainability officer for the global Kellogg food company.

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Future “catastrophic” unless climate action is taken

The world faces a “catastrophic” future unless immediate action is taken to counter the effects of climate change.

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Climate change “biggest threat” to access to water

Climate change is the “biggest threat” to people’s access to water according to the president of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

President Ameenah Gurib is one of ten Heads of State and Government, who have been appointed to the UN’s High-Level Panel on Water.

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Turn “aspirations of Paris into action” urges UN chief

The international community needs to turn the “aspirations” of the Paris Climate Change Agreement “into action”.

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