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  1. Norway commits to zero deforestation
    Norway commits to zero deforestation 27 May 2016

    Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation

    Europe,Worldwide,Policy,Agriculture
  2. UNEP launches landmark report at UN Environment Assembly
    UNEP launches landmark report at UN Environment Assembly 23 May 2016

    Environmental impacts are responsible for nearly 25 per cent of all deaths, according to a new study published by UNEP

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction
  3. Helen Clark calls for action on land rights for forest communities
    Helen Clark calls for action on land rights for forest communities 18 May 2016

    Former Prime Minister of New Zealand said a global push to reform land rights for indigenous communities offers a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty

    Worldwide,Policy,Agriculture
  4. Red Cross commits $110m to drought projects in Africa
    Red Cross commits $110m to drought projects in Africa 17 May 2016

    The IFRC has pledged $110m to support a new programme to assist drought-stricken countries in southern African

    Africa,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  5. Thailand to shut only gold mine over environmental complaints
    Thailand to shut only gold mine over environmental complaints 11 May 2016

    Thailand will close its only active gold mine by the end 2016 after serious environmental concerns were raised

    Asia,Policy,Agriculture
  6. UN says 4.5m people in Zimbabwe will need food aid
    UN says 4.5m people in Zimbabwe will need food aid 9 May 2016

    Half of Zimbabwe's rural population of 9 million will need food aid by next March

    Africa,Finance,Policy,Agriculture
  7. Alec Baldwin, Helen Clark call for forest protection and land rights
    Alec Baldwin, Helen Clark call for forest protection and land rights 28 Apr 2016

    Baldwin and Clark, who is the head of the UNDP, joined indigenous leaders from around the world to call for measures to protect forests and Indigenous communities

    Worldwide,Policy,Agriculture
  8. UN and Philippines using drones to help farmers tackle climate disasters
    UN and Philippines using drones to help farmers tackle climate disasters 28 Apr 2016

    The Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN are using unmanned drones to assess the risk of natural disasters to the country’s farmlands

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  9. UN and Google launch sustainable development partnership
    UN and Google launch sustainable development partnership 21 Apr 2016

    The FAO and Google have announced a new partnership to make satellite data a common tool in managing natural resources

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction
  10. Norway's £500bn sovereign wealth fund drops deforestation firms
    Norway's £500bn sovereign wealth fund drops deforestation firms 10 Mar 2016

    Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, has dropped 11 companies for their connections to deforestation

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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