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a22thumb YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the world doesn’t cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral “out of control,” the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. tAnd he’s not alone. The Obama White House says it is taking this new report as a call for action, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying “the costs of inaction are catastrophic.” Rajendra Pachauri,... »
a23thumb Dubai, 4 March, 2014 – Countries such as Burkina Faso, Peru, Mauritius, Mongolia, and Senegal are set to boost their economies through a shift of investment and policies towards a new generation of assets that include clean technologies and resource efficient infrastructure, green skilled labour, well-functioning ecosystems, and good governance. Such a transformation, supported by the UN-led Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE), will pay significant dividends in... »
TODAY – Yokohama, Japan – Development and green groups warn of impending food crisis from climate change, based on new UN climate science report.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN’s climate science panel, today released the second part of its five-yearly review into the state of climate science, this one with a focus on the impacts of climate change.   “The report finds that climate change... »
27 February 2014- In 2012, the United Nations emitted about 1.71 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas – the same as nearly 86,000 homes in the United States – according to the Organization’s only annual publication dedicated to assessing its own impact on climate change. The fifth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, released today, details the emissions from 64 United Nations organizations, covering nearly 225,000 staff... »
a24thumb Farid Hasan Ahmed: Haor areas of the north-eastern part of Bangladesh face flash floods caused by sudden and early downstream water of the surrounding up streams during the period late March to May. Haor is a very low lying river basin area is covered by water for almost a half of the year starting from the monsoon season. It is a variety of wetland habitats, including rivers, streams and canals,... »
Nairobi, 24 February 2014 –Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)—from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance—will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living. The transition will offer opportunities for SIDS to better manage natural capital, protect the environment, create green jobs and achieve sustainable development,... »
NEW DELHI, INDIA, 16 February 2014 — Governments and business leaders worldwide have been challanged to adopt, develop and implement agroforestry policies that provide solutions to many of the economic and environmental challenges facing developing countries. Speaking during the World Congress on Agroforestry in India this week, President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee said: “Agroforestry holds immense promise in enhancing the productivity of land in an environmentally and economically sustainable... »
During a one-day visit to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed empathy and deep concern for survivors dealing with the super storm’s aftermath as he assessed potential sites for assistance and inaugurated ADB’s new office in Tacloban City, Philippines on 11th February. “What I have seen here today, however, is not only a picture of great loss and devastation. It is also... »
thumb57 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide an additional $25 million loan to the Government of Nepal to complete the Melamchi tunnel and help alleviate a severe water shortage in the Kathmandu Valley. “Once completed, Melamchi tunnel will be a lifeline for the people of the Kathmandu Valley. The tunnel will not only bring the people of Kathmandu more clean water, but also support other downstream water supply and wastewater... »
a8thumb The city of Beijing will ban the construction of new oil refining, steel, cement and thermal power plants as well as the expansion of existing projects, the local government said in its latest policy document aimed at tackling air pollution. The document, published on the Beijing government’s official website on Wednesday, said the ban would take effect from March. The policy document, approved by the local legislature last week, also... »