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India must step up efforts to tackle climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

The climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, according to a landmark United Nations (UN) report that was released on August 8 in Geneva. Explaining the process,...

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Green Finance and Green Business Get New Knowledge Platforms

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

A global partnership of some of the world’s largest organizations today launched two new knowledge platforms – the Green Industry Platform and the Green Finance Platform – at the High-level...

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United Nations Asks Business Leaders To Set Tougher Emissions Reduction Targets To Fight Climate Change

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 25, 2019

Amidst growing public concerns about climate change that have led to a number of protests around the world and despite the constant warnings from environmentalists, greenhouse gas emissions have...

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India supports UN initiative to eliminate single-use plastic

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2019

United Nations: India has joined efforts by the UN to eliminate single-use plastic in the world body’s headquarters here and promote healthy lifestyle by marking the World Bicycle Day, weaving...

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Freshwater pollution will be prime cause of death by 2050, warns UN report

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 15, 2019

Pollutants in our freshwater systems will see anti-microbial resistance become the number one cause of death by 2050, warns a landmark UN report compiled produced by 250 scientists from 70...

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Environment damage behind one in four global deaths, disease: UN

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 14, 2019

A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, the United Nations said Wednesday in a landmark report on the planet's parlous...

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UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2019

Rapid growth in extraction of materials is the chief culprit in climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge that will only worsen unless the world urgently undertakes a systemic reform of...

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Air pollution claims 7 million lives each year: UN expert

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 7, 2019

Air pollution, both outside and inside homes, is a silent and prolific killer responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN...

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UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 15, 2019

2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September. Espinosa was...

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Online Portal Increases Transparency of UNDP-supported, GCF-financed Projects

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 8, 2019

 The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have set up an online portal that focuses on UNDP-supported, GCF-financed projects and programmes. The portal contributes to...

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