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Resource Efficiency – Call for Advocacies

https://youtu.be/zCRKvDyyHmI   During the past 30 years our planet has been subject to an enormous amount of raw material consumption. In terms of where we stand today, 20 percent of the global population consumes 80 percent of the extracted minerals and metals. Natural resources, especially raw materials, are essential factors of production and

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UN Climate Change Launches First-Ever Annual Report

UN Climate Change News, 30 April 2018 – UN Climate Change today launched its first-ever Annual Report, laying out the key 2017 achievements and pointing to the future of the climate change process. "Climate Change is the single biggest threat to life, security and prosperity on Earth," said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary

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Stepping Up Climate Action Before 2020: Experts to Discuss Implementation of Circular Economies

UN Climate Change News, 26 April 2018 - In an effort to step up immediate climate action, experts from around the world will meet on 1 and 2 May in Bonn to discuss the policy options, technological innovations, and best practices on circular economies to achieve emission reductions and generate sustainable

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UN Delegates visit the Ministry of Environment

Minister Henryk Kowalczyk hosted Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The meeting concerned the preparations for the COP 24 Climate Summit. COP24 or the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take

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UK Sports Sprints to Save the Planet

UN Climate Change News, 7 February 2018 - Climate change and its impacts on sport in the UK is spotlighted in a new report published by the Climate Coalition, a group of leading non-governmental organizations. The study, which also highlights how football, cricket, golf and winter sports are responding, has important messages for sports

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UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 26 January, 2018 – The UN Climate Change secretariat today launched a new portal to support the Talanoa Dialogue, an important international conversation in which countries will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Through the portal,

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Damage from Natural Disasters almost Doubled in 2017 Compared to 2016

According to German reinsurer Munich RE, natural disasters caused more damage in 2017 than in any the previous five years, with much of the damage caused by extreme weather events linked to climate change, above all severe hurricanes, flooding and fires. Last year, natural disasters caused USD 330 billion worth of damage,

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