Imraan Valodia, University of the Witwatersrand and Julia Taylor, University of the Witwatersrand There were high expectations for COP27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP conferences broadly provide a platform for the negotiation of international climate change agreements. This was to be the first COP heldContinue reading “COP27 key outcomes: progress on compensation for developing countries, but more needed on climate justice and equity”
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UN rights chief leads call for global COVID-19 vaccine equity
The global failure to deliver enough COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries “is prolonging the pandemic” and causing tens of thousands of preventable deaths every week, senior UN figures told the Human Rights Council on Thursday.
Ukraine crisis: UN agencies support rising tide of refugees
The number of people fleeing the Russian onslaught in Ukraine surpassed 874,000 as of Wednesday morning New York time, data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has revealed.
UN partnership aims to combat microplastics in cigarettes
A new UN partnership announced on Wednesday aims to raise awareness about the environmental and health impacts of microplastics in cigarette butts, the most discarded waste item worldwide.
Young start-up entrepreneurs propose sustainable innovations to impact Asia-Pacific cities
An annual start-up competition has brought together 175 young entrepreneurs from 35 countries to offer innovative solutions for pressing sustainable development challenges facing Asia-Pacific’s cities around healthy and inclusive ageing, skills development, and green consumption and production.
Young people and innovation must drive Africa’s agri-food systems transformation
1 July 2021, Lilongwe/Rome FAO Director-General addresses African Heads of State at Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today encouraged African leaders to engage universities and young people in the much needed agri-food systems transformation on the continent. “Young people must beContinue reading “Young people and innovation must drive Africa’s agri-food systems transformation”
Introducing Generation Earthshot !
On Wednesday 13th October The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Kew Gardens to take part in a Generation Earthshot event with children from The Heathland School to generate big, bold ideas to repair the planet.