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UN announces climate change resiliency programme for Asia Pacific

  UN announces climate change resiliency programme for Asia Pacific
5:57pm - 3 August 2015

UN-backed plan to develop disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific was announced on Wednesday

Asia, Policy, Smart Cities

Obama to launch Clean Power Plan

  Obama to launch Clean Power Plan
3:08pm - 3 August 2015

US President set to launch new energy programme to cut GHG emissions as part of ongoing bid to combat climate change

North America, Carbon Reduction, Policy, Sustainable Energy

193 UN member states agree new sustainable development agenda

  193 UN member states agree new sustainable development agenda
11:38am - 3 August 2015

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has praised the 193 states for reaching an agreement on the sustainable development agenda, which will be adopted by world leaders in September

Worldwide, COP 21, Policy
🎤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
  Germany sets record with 78% of its electricity needs covered by renewables

Germany sets record with 78% of its electricity needs covered by renewables

Europe, Policy, Sustainable Energy

Germany set a new clean energy national record on Saturday by meeting 78 per cent of the day’s electricity demand with renewable sources

  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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  • First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment...

    In calling for wildlife crime to be treated as a serious crime, both nationally and across borders, the resolution sends a clear signal to organized criminal networks involved in this illicit...

    Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change...

    65% of Africa's Land Affected by Degradation; New Approach Essential...

    UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Meets with Egyptian President...

    The Executive Director expressed UNEP's full support to Africa and the Egyptian Presidency in the further development of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative....

    UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change...

    An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies....

    New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing...

    New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage...

  • Momentum gathers for international agreement to combat rogue fishing

    Some 12 countries have now completed ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. The agreement comes into force when 25 countries have deposited their instrument of ratification, known as acceptance of accession

    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.

  • Lima Call for Climate Action Puts World on Track to Paris 2015

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

    New Portal Highlights City and Private Sector Climate Action

    A way to increase the visibility of the wealth of climate action by cities, regions, companies and investors was launched today by the government of Peru.

    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima.

    Winners of United Nations Climate Change Awards Honoured in Lima

    Delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, were treated to an evening of hope and optimism as the winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Awards were feted tonight at a gala event.

    Forest Announcements Pave Way for Climate Action

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, a group of five countries has taken steps towards improved national and global forest action.

  • Supporting communities in Nepal

    Kathmandu, 3 August 2015 – Martha Ramtel, 41, who lost her husband during the devastating earthquake in April this year, comes from a Dalit family in Dumin Danda village, in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal. Living with her four small children she works as a labourer and also sells buffalo leather as raw material to local entrepreneurs. […]

    Voting opens for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    Nairobi, 31 July 2015– UN-Habitat is now inviting young people between the ages of 16 to 32 from around the world to vote for their representatives for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is a youth consultative body that advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage young people in sustainable urban development.  […]

    The Role of Urbanization In the Structural Transformation of Africa

    UN-Habitat and The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organized a side event on The Role of Urbanization in the Structural Transformation of Africa.  The purpose of the side event was to engage prominent African stakeholders, including representatives from member states, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), academics, civil society organizations and development partners in collective reflection, and […]

    Online Communications Consultant,(Nairobi),Deadline:7 August 2015

    Download PDF Version CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                                                        Issued on: 29/07/2015 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Online Communications Consultant DURATION: 5 Months CLOSING DATE: 07/08/2015 BACKGROUND Based in Nairobi, Kenya, UN-Habitat is the lead agency within the United Nations system for cities and human settlements. UN-Habitat’s operational activities focus on reducing urban poverty […]

    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 […]

  • WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Discusses Development Needs in Tajikistan

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met with leading government officials at the Regional South and Central Asia Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit and visited the Shaartuz District on a four-day trip to Tajikistan the week of 22 July.

    Improving Nutrition through the Private Sector

    Delivering food in emergencies. Helping communities become more self-sufficient. Encouraging education with school meals. Whatever the operation or programme, the World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to improving people’s nutrition, and the private sector has a vital role to play.​

    VoucherChef: Molokhia

    Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

    Providing a Lifeline in Yemen

    Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of food assistance.

    8 Facts About Hunger In Colombia

    Did you know that approximately one in ten people in Colombia is an internally displaced person (IDP)? Here are eight facts to understand the food and nutrition situation in Colombia and the World Food Programme's (WFP) activities to address this issue. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.