environment

Ecuador eyes new generation of sustainable bamboo homes

A new generation of sustainable bamboo houses that take just 20 days to build could be part of the answer to making cities more sustainable and resilient.

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“Extraordinary milestone” as Paris Agreement comes into force

The official entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change which commits 193 countries to limit global temperature rises to below 2 degrees, is an “extraordinary milestone."

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“Business as usual not an option” for farmers

“Business as usual is not an option” for farmers across the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Additional action needed on climate change to avoid “disaster”: UNEP

Additional action to slowdown global warming is needed at all levels of society, to avoid climate “disaster”.

That’s according to Shereen Zorba, Global Head of Science-Policy networks at the UN Environment Programme, UNEP.

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Greener airplanes can benefit nature and society

Greener or more environmentally-friendly airplanes can bring benefits to nature and society and help reduce poverty; that’s according to Nancy Young, an aviation expert appointed by the UN Secretary-General to provide recommendations on sustainable transport.

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Developing countries look to Dubai for “inspiration”

Developing nations are looking to Dubai for “inspiration” on how to make the UN global agenda for sustainable development a reality, the Director of the UN South-South Cooperation has said.

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Five million suffer from hunger in drought-hit Somalia

More than five million people in Somalia do not have enough to eat and over a million require life-saving aid, the head of the UN food agency in the country has said.

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300 million children breathing toxic air pollution

Approximately 300 million children, or one in seven youngsters globally, are living in areas of the world with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution, according to a report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Australia’s indigenous farmers face “harassment” from mining companies, says UN expert

Landowners, farmers and individuals from the indigenous communities in Australia are susceptible to “harassment” by mining companies, a UN independent expert has said.

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Aviation sector implements “innovative measures” to protect the planet

Although air travel accounts for less than two per cent of the emissions that contribute to global warming, the aviation industry is doing its part to protect the environment.

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