Tag: Sustainable Development

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UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)

"I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries" said Secretary-General Guterres. "We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must le...

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Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

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NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

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Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary-General) on India’s Ratification of the Paris Agreement

United Nations - Statement by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on India's Ratification of the Paris Agreement. "Today, the government of India has demonstrated global leadership and vis...

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Heroes for Change: ‘Comics Uniting Nations’

United Nations - The United Nations has delivered its message through comic strips for decades, and now the newly agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals call upon superheroes to spread the word once again. ‘Comics ...

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China: Reducing Carbon Footprints

United Nations - In China, increasing smog in major cities has become a growing concern. The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has launched a project in partnership with the Government of China, to capture e...

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YEAR IN REVIEW – 2015 (Short Version)

United Nations - The "UN Year in Review 2015" remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year - and yet it gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work to...

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Kenya: A Green Future

After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of ...

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Iceland: Geothermal Energy

In Iceland, geothermal power is being used for almost everything -- from heating homes to supplying therapeutic spas year round. Scientists and engineers from around the world are participating in a course at the Uni...

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Cameroon: Mobile Lab Detects Animal Diseases

Animal diseases are a major problem in many African countries, including Cameroon, where the majority of people depend on agriculture and livestock to survive. A revolutionary rapid solution devised by scientists wor...

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Zanzibar: The Spice Island

United Nations, New York, March 2012 - In Zanzibar, an increasing number of spice farmers are growing their crops organically, tapping into the lucrative niche market of organic industry. Building a green economy, wh...

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Palm Oil: Sustainable Crops in Peru

United Nations, New York, May 2009 - Palm oil production has risen sharply in Peru over the past decades. For many farmers in the region, growing palm is an important alternative to the often illegal cultivation of co...