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  1. Support mangrove conservation, UNESCO chief says

    - UN News

    The world is waking up to the importance of mangroves, a senior UN official said on Monday, underscoring the need for everyone to support restoration and protection of these crucial habitats. 

  2. Together, we must tackle growing hunger, urges Guterres

    - UN News

    Inefficient global food production is at the root of a huge rise in hunger as well as one-third of all emissions and 80 per cent of biodiversity loss, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned, in a call to all countries to transform food systems to speed up sustainable development. 

  3. Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Jul 26 (IPS) - Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive.

  4. Beware UN Food Systems Summit Trojan Horse

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 26 (IPS) - Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with UN-led multilateralism.

    For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a partnership of some of the world’s most powerful corporations, is partnering the UN in launching the Summit, now scheduled for September, with its ‘Pre-Summit’ beginning today.

  5. Is it Time to Create a UN Political Body for Climate Change?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - As a wisecracking cynic once remarked: “The sun would never set on the British empire because God wouldn’t trust an Englishman in the dark“. Perhaps it was an uncharitable remark because most of the British colonies have long gone.

  6. No pathway to reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C goal without the G20: UN chief

    - UN News

    “The world urgently needs a clear and unambiguous commitment to the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris Agreement from all G20 nations”, António Guterres said on Sunday after the Group failed to agree on the wording of key climate change commitments during their recent Ministerial Meeting on Environment, Climate and Energy.

  7. Water-related hazards dominate list of 10 most destructive disasters

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global climate, water-related hazards top the list of natural disasters with the highest human losses in the past 50 years, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  8. Rwandan Farmers Pin Hopes on New Tech to Tackle Food Losses

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 22 (IPS) - Rwanda is trying to reduce post-harvest loss by relying on new technologies to increase the amount of food available for consumption and help smallholder farmers confront some challenges caused by the overproduction of staple crops.

  9. Europe’s Catastrophic Flooding Was Forecast Well in Advance – What Went So Wrong?

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 22 (IPS) - Almost 200 people dead and many others still missing. Billions of euros’ worth of damage. Communities devastated. Thousands of homes destroyed and their occupants traumatised.

  10. FAO head urges G20 to invest in a healthy planet for healthy food

    - UN News

    The head of the UN food relief agency called on the world’s richest nations on Thursday to invest more in sustainable living, to feed the world’s growing population.  

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