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  1. Uganda’s Rare Tree Climbing Lions and Endangered Primates Threatened By Climate Change

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    KASESE, Uganda, Jun 12 (IPS) - As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions have begun threatening Uganda's second-largest park, home to a rare breed of tree climbing lions and one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world.

  2. Developing Technologies for Zero-Carbon Economies

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    TRONDHEIM, Norway, Jun 11 (IPS) - Nils Røkke is Chair of European Energy Research Association and head of Sustainability at SINTEF Energy.

    Never before has half a degree (0.5C) meant so much for humanity. We are behaving as if we have time to deal with climate change. We don't. The main problem is that we believe we must sacrifice growth and prosperity for the sake of decarbonisation. We don't.

  3. Restoring Our Degraded Planet

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jun 07 (IPS) - On the 1st of March 2019, we saw one of the rare moments in history when the entire world comes together and agrees on a joint way forward.

    The United Nations General Assembly recognized the urgent need to tackle the compounded crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss, and passed a resolution to proclaim 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

    With the aim to restore at least 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2030 – an area the size of India – the UN Decade is a loud and clear call to action for all of us.

    And it is a great opportunity for the UN-REDD Programme and its partner countries to build on 10 years worth of relevant experience with safeguards, impactful policies and measures, and attracting private and public investments.

  4. Empower Ocean Women

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 07 (IPS) - Our oceans play a major role in everyday life, but they are in grave danger. To protect the ocean, we must look to a crucial, largely overlooked component: gender.

  5. Ecuador in Frontline to Address Climate Change

    Wednesday, June 05, 2019

    QUITO, Ecuador, Jun 05 (IPS) - Matilde Mordt is UNDP Resident Representative in Ecuador

    As the UN commemorates World Environment Day, UNDP would like to take this opportunity to commend Ecuador's efforts to address climate change and its commitment to raising its climate ambition.

  6. We Must do More to Speed up Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Wednesday, June 05, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 05 (IPS) - Niklas Hagelberg is Coordinator, Climate Change Programme, UN Environment

    Fossil fuels—oil, gas, coal and their derivatives—pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to dangerous levels. But did you know that governments around the world are subsidizing this pollution?

  7. Mobilisation Needed for Climate-Related Disasters

    Wednesday, June 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 05 (IPS) - Climate-related displacement and food insecurity is not a future possibility, but it is already happening and it's only projected to worsen without urgent action in coming years.

  8. We Won’t Achieve Gender Equality Until We Address the Lack of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019

    LILONGWE, Malawi, Jun 04 (IPS) - Mercy Masoo is Country Director, WaterAid Malawi

    Giving birth is a life changing moment for women. It can be - when women have a safe and caring environment, positive and empowering - a moment to find a previously untapped inner strength.

  9. Limited Knowledge of Plant Biosecurity Increases Biological Threats

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 03 (IPS) - The plant-life on the Pacific Islands is currently under threat as protections against diseases and pests are left in the hands of under-trained personnel with limited facilities.

  10. Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 03 (IPS) - How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.

    Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, stated just one week ahead of the 5 June World Environment Daywhich focuses this year on air pollution, caused chiefly by the use of fossil fuels both in transport, industry and even household cooking, heating, etc.

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