News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 3

  1. High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land

    - UN News

    The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian capital.

  2. UN joins faith-based initiative for shift towards climate-responsible finance

    - UN News

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) joined religious leaders and others on Monday in signing a landmark joint appeal for climate-responsible finance “as a moral imperative towards children”.

  3. Give Edible Insects a Chance as an Alternative High-Quality Protein Source, say Scientists

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, May 06 (IPS) - Growing up in Samoya Village of Bungoma County in the Western part of Kenya, Elvis Wanjala has fond childhood memories of the rainy season, chasing and catching black-bellied winged termites in the rain.

  4. The Sun Illuminates the Nights of Rural Families in El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    TEOTEPEQUE, El Salvador, May 05 (IPS) - After working on the family farm, Carlos Salama comes home and plugs his cell phone into a socket via a solar-powered electrical system, a rarity in this rural village in southern El Salvador.

  5. Champion of women’s right to manage land and forests wins top environment prize

    - UN News

    A veteran Cameroonian activist working to preserve her country’s forests, and improve the lives of people who depend on them, is the latest winner of a UN-backed international environmental prize. 

  6. Six Ways Rwanda Is Building Resilient and Sustainable Transport Systems

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Rwanda, May 04 (IPS) - Over the last decade, Rwanda has invested in building efficient and resilient transport systems. Guided by the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS), the Government of Rwanda has carried out numerous initiatives to promote sustainable mobility and the green economy at large.

  7. Recognize ‘enormous challenges’ facing northern Nigeria to forge new hope, Guterres urges

    - UN News

    The “enormous challenges” faced by the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, which include a continuing terrorist insurgency, need to be recognized by the international community to create what the UN Secretary-General has called a “state of hope and a state of reality”, in a region which he said did not live up to its reputation for “terrorism, violence, displacement or despair.”

  8. Natural resources must be ‘part of the solution’ in fight against deforestation

    - UN News

    Between 2010 and 2018, the rate of deforestation worlwide slowed by nearly 30 per cent compared to the previous ten years, according to a key report launched on Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  9. Bringing Seeds of Hope to Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    SINGAPORE, May 02 (IPS) - Amidst a backdrop of rising food insecurity worldwide and a global food supply chain crisis, many countries are attempting to increase the level of food self-production. One improved input for farming which is receiving renewed attention is improved seed. The two most populous countries in the world, China and India, have recently made ground-breaking moves to improve their competitive position by developing new seeds which will improve their food production and increase resilience to climate change. So far, in 2022, new regulations on using biotechnology (genetic modification and gene editing) have been put in place by both countries to ultimately allow smallholder farmers to benefit from these new seeds.

  10. English and Dutch Caribbean Rally Around UN Sustainable Development Framework

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, May 02 (IPS) - Caribbean countries are signing on to the 2022-2026 agreement, hoping for increased development support to improve health, education and social services, while tackling climate-related challenges.When Dominica signed on to the United Nations Multicountry Sustainable Development Framework for the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean (MSDCF) in March, the country joined others like Saint Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Aruba as part of a 5-year framework to plan and implement UN development initiatives.

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