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Twice as much food being wasted globally as thought: Study   
February 14, 2020
Source: India TV - Consumers around the world may be wasting more than twice as much food as commonly believed, according to a study. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimated that in 2005, one third of all food...
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'Unjust and unfair:' Eric Kearney questions Port's lack of competitive bidding process   
February 14, 2020
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer - The Port's board approved an ordinance allowing The Port to pick a contractor to demolish the Millennium without a competitive bidding process.
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Mahmoud Abbas's United Nations bid was a new low for the Palestinian cause   
February 14, 2020
Source: The Jewish Chronicle - Everything you need to know about the dismal low-point the Palestinian national cause has reached can be found in the only political ally President Mahmoud Abbas could find for his diplomatic foray to the United Nations this...
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US counters China with Blue Dot Network   
February 14, 2020
Source: Bangkok Post - The partner nations met in January to hash out the details surrounding blue dot certifications, likely to be modelled after the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Development and Equator Principles, used to determine...
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Tokyo 2020: IOC ‘failed to investigate’ alleged labour violations at new Olympic venues   
February 14, 2020
Source: Independent - Instead, the IOC has asked the International Labour Organization, a specialised United Nations agency, to take charge of investigations. The move has drawn criticism from the BWI, which has been speaking to Olympic organisers for...
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Climate champion who died out in the cold   
February 14, 2020
Source: The Third Pole - For two terms over 13 years, he headed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global body of scientists studying the “biggest threat of our times”, in the words of former UN chief Ban ki Moon. He...
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Responsible investing: the devil is in the detail   
February 14, 2020
Source: Business Report on MSN.com - Sustainability practices in South Africa are generally relatively rudimentary, write Cecile Feront and Stephanie Bertels.
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Former TERI chief RK Pachauri passes away after prolonged heart ailment   
February 14, 2020
Source: MSN - Pachauri was the chairman of the IPCC which was set up by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environmental Programme in 1988. His death was announced by TERI Director General Ajay Mathur. "It is with...
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More People Displaced Due to Natural Disasters, Climate Change than Conflicts in 2018, Says Report   
February 14, 2020
Source: This Day - More people were displaced due to natural disasters, climate change than conflicts in 2018, says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth’s State of India’s Environment 2020 ...
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Why Paraguay Can Be a “Beacon State” for Forest Management   
February 14, 2020
Source: Inter Press Service - Thus, Paraguay engaged in REDD+, a voluntary process under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which encourages developing countries to contribute to climate change mitigation efforts by reducing greenhouse gas...
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