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UN Climate Change Process Steps up Action on Deforestation

The number of countries providing information and data to the UN Climate Change secretariat on forest-related mitigation actions continues to rise. This increases transparency on global efforts to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, systems for measuring, reporting and verifying forest-related emissions by developing country Parties to the UN Climate

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Timmermans floats idea to “put solar panels on the roof”, in line with #Solar4Buildings

Addressing the climate crisis is front and centre of President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen’s incoming EU Commission, and leading this charge is Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President-Designate for the European Green Deal. During Timmermans’ hearing in the European Parliament, the Dutch politician presented an ambitious vision for a Green Deal, laying out his plan

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Leading companies join forces to step up alternative farming practices and protect biodiversity, for the benefit of planet and people

Nineteen forward-thinking, agriculture-centric companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios. This coalition – named “One Planet Business for Biodiversity” (OP2B) – was formally launched on stage at the United

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Worsening Water Quality Reducing Economic Growth by a Third in Some Countries: World Bank

The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released today. Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis shows, with new data and methods, how a combination of bacteria,

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Ethiopia plants over 350 million trees in a day, setting new world record

In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change. The event is part of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Green Legacy Initiative. It aimed at planting 200 million trees in a

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Insider Perspective: Key takeaways from the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, the UN’s central platform for follow-up and review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), took place at the UN headquarters in New York City from 9 to 18 July 2019. The event gathered some 2,000 representatives from UN member states, civil society,

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