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G7 Ocean Protection Initiative – Call for Advocacies

"What are we giving in return? We are giving the oceans a lot of plastic litter." Karmenu Vella - EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet, hold 97% of the planet's water and produce more than

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Canada hopes G7 summit serves as springboard for new ideas

Canada hopes the upcoming G7 summit it is hosting will serve as a springboard for fresh ideas on key issues including climate change, the global economy and security. “The G7 serves well as a proving or testing ground for discussions that could eventually go into the G20 or the United Nations

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G7 Alliance for 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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G7 2018 Series – How can reducing food waste combat climate change?

The food we waste contributes roughly 8 per cent of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Ranked with countries, food would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally, just behind the United States and China. When you uncover the uncomfortable truths, the stats become more startling still: -          Agriculture is a major

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IMF tells rich nations that greater urgency needed on climate change

The International Monetary Fund has warned the world’s richest nations to have a greater sense of urgency about climate change, a day after the former Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, delivered a bizarre speech to a London-based thinktank claiming climate change was “probably doing good”. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook

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