environment

“Revitalized” partnership for Sustainable Development “is needed”

A revitalized global partnership to meet the challenges of implementing the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed.

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Science “has answers” to rising sea level threat

Many of the world’s biggest cities are exposed to rising sea levels but scientists and Mayors can work together to protect millions of people from the threat, climate experts said on Friday.

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UN adds Historic Centre of Vienna to list of endangered sites

The Historic Centre of Vienna has been added to the list of World Heritage in Danger because of a planned high-rise building, the UN announced on Thursday.

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SIDS share “unique challenges” to food security and nutrition

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

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News in Brief 05 July 2017 – PM

TV weather presenters explore impact of warming cities

In another year of record rising temperatures, television weather presenters have been forecasting the degree to which some of the world’s major cities could hot up due to rising carbon dioxide emissions.

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“Coral nerd” biologist highlights reefs at risk

Perhaps the most surprising thing about self-proclaimed “coral nerd” Zack Rago, is that he grew up in the land-locked US state of Colorado.

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Guide seeks to prevent child labour in agriculture during conflicts, disasters

A new guide aimed at preventing child labour in the agriculture sector during times of conflict or disaster has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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News in Brief 03 July 2017

World hunger on rise again, reversing years of progress: FAO

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News in Brief 28 June 2017 (PM)

UN rights chief worried about civilians in Raqqa

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Sri Lanka food production hit hard by drought, heavy rains: FAO

Nearly one million people in Sri Lanka are at risk of going hungry due to severe drought followed by heavy rainfall, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Thursday.

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