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News in Brief 12 May 2020

  • Tropics, northern hemisphere facing hotter temperatures

  • COVID-19 pushes millions more in Middle East, North Africa into food crisis

  • Nigeria violence forces 23,000 refugees into Niger in a month

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News in Brief 6 March 2020

  • COVID-19: countries, businesses must protect people as virus spreads, urges UN rights chief 

  • Europe sees warmest winter on record – UN weather agency 

  • Americas first region to show more than 30 per cent of women parliamentarians – IPU  

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“Everyone is responsible” moving climate agenda forward

“Everyone is responsible” for moving the climate change agenda forward following last month’s historic agreement in Paris.

That’s the view of Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, widely accepted to be the author of the whole “sustainable development” concept.

More than 190 countries agreed to limit global temperature rises due to emissions to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The first female Prime Minster of Norway is now UN Foundation Board Vice Chair, and she was awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2016 on Tuesday.