Posts Tagged International development

International Women’s Day: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How Far You Can Go…

BARCELONA, Mar 4 2019 (IPS) – The data – with its sexism and its gaps – shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/international-womens-day-dont-let-anyone-tell-far-can-go/ Advertisements

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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World Wetlands Day, February 2nd…

(from Wikipedia) World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971… Read about World Wetlands Day at these sites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wetlands_Day http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/ https://www.ramsar.org/activity/world-wetlands-day-2018

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Human security approach ‘central’ to achieving sustainable development… 

News from the United Nations news centre, un.org – http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57141#.WWFLSvwpCSw

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United Nations News Centre – Key trends for infrastructure development and industrialization in spotlight at special UN meeting… 

(News from un.org) The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told the body’s special meeting that infrastructure, industrialization and innovation are essential in global efforts to eradicate poverty as they enable growth and sustainable development… Read the report here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56873#.WTFS-_wpCSw

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Rich Countries Urged to Honor Climate Pledges | Climate Central… 

Intro:  China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change…  Read the report here at climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/rich-countries-urged-to-honor-climate-pledges-21349

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Global Harvests Robust, Yet 37 Countries Need Food Aid… 

Intro: Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering from civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the United Nations…  Read the full report here at ipsnews.net: Global Harvests Robust, Yet 37 Countries Need Food Aid

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Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? …

Summary: “The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world’s steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring […]

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Climate Change And The Complexity of Science…

Summary:  “One of the most successful environmental treaties of all time was the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, an ozone-depleting substance mainly used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The ban was made feasible by the development of new refrigerants that would not deplete the ozone layer…” Read the […]

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Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda…

The following information as posted on the United Nations Development Programme’s website presents updates and other information specific to the agency’s Sustainable Development Goals which serve as a continuation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to ensure continued global sustainable development beyond 2015… See this article here: Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Related UNDP reports: A Million […]

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International Day for Biological Diversity…

The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations sanctioned event observed on May 22nd every year… Biodiversity is a topic of concern throughout the geographical arena affecting stakeholders in areas such as health, water, agriculture, urban development, energy, tourism, food security, climate change, and a myriad of other sectors… The theme for 2015 […]

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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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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change…

“More than a third of all of the food that’s produced on our planet never reaches a table. It’s either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and toss the excess. This works out to roughly 1.3 billion tons of food, worth nearly $1 trillion at […]

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Political Favoritism Is Visible from Space, Study Finds…

from livescience.com… Political favoritism can quite literally be seen from space… At night, when rural areas go dark, urban development remains bright and sparkly, lit by electric lights. These bright spots are handy indicators of wealth and development. In fact, multiple researchers have used light intensity at night as a proxy for a country’s economic power… […]

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Plug up the COAL…

From the Environmental News Network – ENN… “Coal was at the heart of the developed world’s Industrial Revolution and brought affordable energy to parts of the developing world. However, while society has benefitted from coal-fuelled development, we now know there is an unacceptably high cost to human and environmental health.” Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: […]

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From NewsDaily: Deep divisions as climate talks enter final stretch…

UN climate talks enter their penultimate day in Warsaw… with divisions deeply entrenched between rich and poor nations on who must do what to curb planet warming… According to UN chief Ban Ki-Moon, “Climate change is the greatest single threat to peace, prosperity and sustainable development…” (see article below)…  NewsDaily: Deep divisions as climate talks enter final stretch.

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