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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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  • 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.

  • 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.