United Nations Initiatives
Homes for the future: how architects are responding to the climate crisis   
January 25, 2020
Source: Prospect - “The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time,” the statement read, responding to the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which declared...
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Business Leadership for Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions…   
January 25, 2020
Source: UN News Centre - 2) Where do you see the main opportunities for businesses to take action in advancing Goal 16 – as a complement to, not substitute for, Government action' 3) UN Global Compact’s recent CEO study found that 76% of CEOs...
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Dutch government backing bolsters sustainable agriculture and forestry fund   
January 25, 2020
Source: Animal feed - The AGRI3 Fund was created by UN Environment Program and Rabobank , together with partner IDH, the sustainable trade initiative, and with support from FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. The goal is to mitigate...
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Montana, Wyoming leaders take legal case over coal export terminal to US Supreme Court   
January 25, 2020
Source: KPAX - Lighthouse Resources, a company that operates the Decker coal mine in Montana and the Black Butte coal mine in Wyoming, is planning the Millennium project – a port on the Columbia River, near Longview, Washington. It would...
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United Nations Says Concerned About Mexico's Actions Against Migrants   
January 25, 2020
Source: New York Times - The United Nations said in a post on Twitter on Friday it is concerned about the impact Mexico's migrant operation is having on children and vulnerable people, saying the country had a right to protect its borders but not to use...
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United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme Seeks Applicants   
January 25, 2020
Source: UN News Centre - The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, has released $10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to help bolster the response to East Africa’s worst desert locust outbreak in decades, which...
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What if the restrictions on tobacco ads applied to climate-polluting products'   
January 25, 2020
Source: Corporate Knights - The climate crisis poses a clear existential threat to human civilization. The UN Environmental Programme’s 2019 Emissions Gap Report states that we need to reduce GHG emissions by 7.6% per year, starting in 2020, and we...
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GRID-Arendal launches world's first database of mine tailings storage facilities to prevent deadly disasters   
January 25, 2020
Source: News Medical - The database, the Global Tailings Portal, was built by Norway-based GRID-Arendal as part of the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, which is led by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish National Pension...
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Responsible investing is a rare field of finance led by women. Now it’s hot—and men want in   
January 25, 2020
Source: Fortune on MSN.com - Men rule the finance world, except for one key field: the fast-growing arena of what’s known by the shorthand ESG.
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The UNHCR Defends Its Global Compact on Refugees   
January 25, 2020
Source: The Atlantic - In December, Lama Mourad and Kelsey P. Norman argued that the UN Global Compact on Refugees has failed. “The well-meaning document sought to recast refugees as an economic benefit to nations that receive them,” Mourad...
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