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Cities call for a green and just recovery in Europe

Letter to the European Council from Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala: Cities call for a green and just recovery in Europe Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Michel, Mayors in Europe and around the world have been on the frontline of…

Minister leads experts to proffer solutions to flooding in Nigeria

In 2019, 130,934 people were affected by floods, while 48,114 persons were displaced and 126 lost lives 102 high risk areas in 28 states and 275 moderate risk areas in NIHSA Annual flood outlook in 2020 so far, more than…

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela

Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a hard-hitting speech on Saturday. Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN…

Connecting communities and advancing gender equality in The Gambia

The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa – one that is faced with growing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Over the last decade, major climate-related crises as well as disease outbreaks have left the population more vulnerable.…

TAAT opens a new frontier for Wheat in Ethiopia

Recent high-level monitoring visits to TAAT programme sites in Ethiopia show that adoption of new wheat varieties, coupled with innovative production technologies and methods, substantially increases production and commercialisation, raises farmers’ incomes and creates job opportunities for women and youth.…

UN Climate Change Process Steps up Action on Deforestation

UN Climate Change News, 17 June 2020 – 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…

Kyoto’s Second Phase Emission Reductions Achievable But Greater Ambition Needed

UN Climate Change News, 17 June 2020 – A new UN Climate Change assessment shows that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of 18% compared to 1990 levels under the Kyoto Protocol’s second phase seem fully achievable and likely to be…

Protect landscapes to protect humanity

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it jumps between animals and people, and is therefore closely connected to the lands both inhabit. Human and economic activity is eroding wild spaces, forests and other important ecosystems, bringing us closer to…

Gucci’s CEO on going green

Fashion is one of the most visible industries on our planet. What we wear marks who we are. The novelty has come with a price. Today, the fashion industry accounts for 10 per cent of the planet’s carbon emissions and is…

A fund for African Fashion

Roberta Annan, a Ghanaian businesswoman, launched the African Fashion Fund in 2011 to improve access to finance and infrastructure for artisans and creatives from across the continent. She insists that sustainability cannot be limited to only the materials used in…

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