Posts Tagged Global governance

How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically… 

An ipsnews.net United Nations report – http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/07/achieve-universal-goals-strategically/ Advertisements

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History at Risk: 20,000 Archaeological Sites Threatened by Conflict… 

Intro: From the ancient cities of Petra and Jericho to historic religious temples, thousands of archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa are severely at risk according to a new online public database…  Read about it here at Livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/59360-archaeological-sites-endangered-by-conflict.html

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Climate Change Adaptation – Key to Reaching Zero Hunger in Latin America… 

Intro from ipsnews.net: Climate change is leading to major modifications in agricultural production in Latin America and the Caribbean, and if mitigation and adaptation measures of the productive system are not urgently adopted, threats to food security will be exacerbated. This could reverse the significant progress made in the region by means of plans to […]

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Coral Reef Tourism in Danger as Reefs Struggle to Adapt to Warming…

A recent UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on world heritage sites in danger from climate change received widespread media attention after the Australian government requested the removal of a chapter on the Great Barrier Reef. However the Great Barrier Reef is not the only coral reef at risk from climate change. The report described […]

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Caribbean Journalists Prepare to Report on Climate Change (ipsnews.net)…

Environmentally committed journalists in the Caribbean point to a major challenge for media workers: communicating and raising awareness about the crucial climate change agreement that emerged from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. “Scientific information must be published in clearer language, and we must talk about the real impact of climate change […]

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We know how to reduce earthquake deaths. So why aren’t we doing it?…

From an article published on ‘vox.com’… “Earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do…” This article from Vox.com seeks to analyse the issues of the vast amount of earthquake deaths occurring despite improvements in building codes and warning system methodologies, exploring possible reasons such as population growth, funding, corruption and governance, and even complacency. Read the full […]

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Four hurdles to getting data and science into the SDGs…

From SciDev.net… Sustainable development is an elusive concept, one that is open to interpretation and difficult to define, let alone measure. UN negotiators therefore have a challenging task: how to specify a clear set of indicators to track the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before they are finalized… See full article below, published by SciDev.net and written […]

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Sir Halford Mackinder and The Geographical Pivot of History…

In the year 1904, Sir Halford Mackinder advanced his geostrategic ‘Heartland Theory’ to the Royal Geographical Society. The theory is expounded upon here: World Conquest : The Heartland Theory of Halford J. Mackinder … Sir Halford John Mackinder PC (15 February 1861 – 6 March 1947) was an English geographer, academic, the first Principal of University Extension […]

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OPINION: The Future of Wetlands, the Future of Waterbirds – an Intercontinental Connection…

“To mark the anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention – an intergovernmental agreement seeking to protect wetlands of international importance – the 2nd of February each year is celebrated as “World Wetlands Day” which is a significant event in the calendar of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) too. […]

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Caribbean Youth Ready to Lead on Climate Issues…

From IPSnews.net – Inter Press Service News Agency: “Notwithstanding our minor contribution to this global problem we are taking a proactive approach, guided by the recognition of our vulnerability and the tremendous responsibility to safeguard the future of our people.” — Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran “   A full report from journalist Desmond Brown […]

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Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict…

From theguardian.com… “Extreme weather events in the UK and overseas are part of a growing pattern that it would be very unwise for us, or our leaders, to ignore”… Read the full story here: Climate Change is here now…

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Do You Know What “Sustainable” Really Means?…

From NaturalNews.com… “What “sustainable” means depends on whose language you are speaking.  In normal English, sustainable means a practice that can be carried on indefinitely without destroying the systems it depends on.  For example, if you take care of the soil in your garden by adding rock dusts and composted organic matter rich in nutrients […]

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World order on developmental see-saw…

Source – International Development Communities… “Bloodbaths in Syria and Egypt; banking crises and austerity; the rise of the “emerging powers” and the apparently unstoppable decline – perhaps even disintegration – of Europe: the past five years has been a period of extraordinary global turbulence. The global financial meltdown was a watershed event. The new world […]

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Less Hunger, But Not Good Enough…

Source – ipsnews.net… “ROME, Oct 2 2013 (IPS) – Every year, we take a snapshot of world progress in the fight against chronic hunger. This year, the picture is looking better, but it’s still not good enough. Some 842 million people are estimated to have been suffering from chronic hunger in 2011-2013, according to The State […]

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Post-2015 Development Agenda…

Specified development objectives and targets for countries were conceptualised as alternatives to only identifying a state’s development quantitatively (utilising such indices as HDI (Human Development Index) and GDP (Gross Development Product). These objectives and targets otherwise called the Millennium Development Goals have a year 2000 baseline with 2015 being the year for achieving targets. The […]

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Q&A: Generating Global Governance to End Hunger | International Development Communities

Q&A: Generating Global Governance to End Hunger | International Development Communities.  

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