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UNEP and Brazil launch key mercury project

  UNEP and Brazil launch key mercury project
5:17pm - 28 July 2015

UN Environment Programme and Brazil's Ministry of Environment launch new research project to help manage environmental risks from mercury

South America, Policy

Norway to become “green battery of Europe”

  Norway to become “green battery of Europe”
1:15pm - 28 July 2015

Norway could become the “green battery of Europe” by using hydropower plants to provide extra electricity in case of a shortfall

Europe, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation

Al Gore tours Australia to boost COP21 climate momentum

  Al Gore tours Australia to boost COP21 climate momentum
12:07pm - 28 July 2015

Former U.S. vice-president aiming to build global momentum in the build up to the key UN Paris climate conference

North America, Oceania, COP 21
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Iceland: reducing the world’s carbon footprint

Iceland: reducing the world’s carbon footprint

Europe, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation

Climate Action spoke to Thordur Hilmarsson, Director of Foreign Direct Investment at Promote Iceland, about clean energy, carbon reduction and green business

🎤CLIMATE LEADER PAPERS
  Landscape restoration – a winning strategy in a warmer world

Landscape restoration – a winning strategy in a warmer world

Worldwide, Agriculture, Policy

Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)

EDITOR'S PICKS
  UNEP COP21 report to include ministers from Colombia, Denmark, Germany and Norway

UNEP COP21 report to include ministers from Colombia, Denmark, Germany and Norway

Worldwide, COP 21

Annual Climate Action report will be launched at COP21 in December to support global climate deal

  Sustainable momentum at Avery Dennison

Sustainable momentum at Avery Dennison

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Tech. & Innovation

Climate Action spoke to Dean Scarborough, Chairman and CEO at Avery Dennison, about the company's approach to sustainability and the low-carbon solutions the company will be offering at COP21 in Paris in December

  Renewables – the best value energy solution

Renewables – the best value energy solution

Worldwide, Sustainable Energy

Adnan Z Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  EIB approves €156m loan for German offshore wind farm

EIB approves €156m loan for German offshore wind farm

Europe, Finance, Sustainable Energy

European Investment Bank lending EUR 156m for the Nordergründe wind farm, which is one of the first offshore wind farm projects developed in Germany

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  • Helping farmers and buyers build mutually beneficial partnerships

    Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers in establishing sound contracts and conflict resolution procedures.

    New initiative looks to bring soils into classrooms around the globe

    A new series of educational materials is teaching children the importance of healthy soils for our food, environment, livelihoods and well-being.

    Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak

    The 2015 wheat crop is expected to be better than the 2014 drought stricken harvest, but will not lead to significant improvements in the overall household food security situation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said in their report.

    Queen Letizia of Spain visits Expo Milan

    In her first formal appearance as FAO Special Ambassador for Nutrition, Queen Letizia of Spain today visited the 2015 World Expo in Milan.

    Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa

    Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today.

  • PSUP Physical infrastructure projects launched as part of Phase 3 implementation in Bissighin

    Bissighin, Burkina Faso, 27 July 2015— The official launch of PSUP physical infrastructure projects took place recently in Bissighin, Burkina Faso, to mark the effective start of physical implementation of work on the ground. The launch took place amid a warm reception from Bissighin community members and was well attended by various participants from the […]

    Researcher, (Home-based / Nairobi, Kenya), Deadline 2 August 2015

    Download PDF Version CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 27 July 2015 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Home-based / Nairobi, Kenya FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Researcher DURATION: One year CLOSING DATE: 05 August 2015 BACKGROUND The rapid growth of corporate investments aimed at the buying of urban land is an emergent challenge to the survival of cities as […]

    Mayors launch urban climate change alliance at Vatican symposium

    Vatican, 24 July 2015 – Mayors from cities around the world have signed a declaration at a symposium on sustainable cities which includes a commitment of mayors and other partners to contribute to implementation of the urban Sustainable Development Goal. The meeting, co-led by the Pontificial Academy of Sciences and Jeffrey Sachs’ UN Sustainable Development […]

    Beijing to host World Youth Assembly in October

    Beijing, 22 July 2015—Beijing will host the 2015 version of the World Youth Assembly which will be focused on engaging youth in discussing the new Sustainable Development Goals and issues related to urbanization and ecological security. The two day event will also seek youth inputs into the development of the New Urban Agenda and examine […]

    Kenyan University launches application calls for pioneer urban development Masters Course

    Nairobi, 23 July 2015— The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has launched calls for application for its pioneer Master of Sustainable Urban Development course which kicks off in September. The two year course course will be offered under the Centre for Urban Studies, established in 2013 by the School of Architecture and […]

  • Bangladesh: Empowering Women Against Natural Disasters

    During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70 percent of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives.

    Democratic Republic Of Congo: Food Assistance In North Kivu

    The World Food Programme (WFP) sends 1,500 tons of food each month to the most vulnerable people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Welcome Aboard, Michael Kors - WFP’s Newest Ambassador Against Hunger

    Internationally renowned fashion designer Michael Kors has been named a Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A tireless advocate for the world’s disadvantaged, Kors will use his position to continue raising awareness of WFP’s work to build a world with Zero Hunger

    Cash Transfers Help Ebola Survivors Make a Full Recovery

    Once receiving a clean bill of health after treatment for Ebola, survivors still need support to manage the trauma of the illness, and the loss of livelihoods that persist long after the virus has left.

    Providing Critical Food Assistance to New Ebola Cases in Liberia

    In late June, several new Ebola cases were discovered in Liberia, nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free. The World Food Programme (WFP) mobilised its response immediately, dispatching food to the affected areas within 24 hours to support community efforts to self-contain and prevent further spread of the virus.