United Nations Initiatives
The Georgian researchers hoping to make wine on Mars   
April 14, 2019
Source: The Daily Telegraph - Its IX Millennium project is trying to develop techniques to grow wine grapes and bring a little legendary Georgian hospitality to the inhospitable conditions of our fellow planet. Early testing has shown that the white wine...
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One Of The Amazon Workers Behind The Push To Get Jeff Bezos To Address Climate Change Speaks Out   
April 14, 2019
Source: Gizmodo Australia on MSN.com - Those demands include drawing down carbon emissions at a rate commensurate with the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, and that the company sever its ties with companies that accelerate the extraction of...
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Il Segretario Generale sul 100o anniversario dell'ILO (International Labour Organization)   
April 14, 2019
Source: United Nations Regional Information Centre - 11 apr - A century ago – as the rubble from the First World War still smouldered – global leaders came together in Versailles and affirmed a principle that echoes to this day. Indeed, in the first words of the...
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The curse of the Millennium Project strikes again   
April 14, 2019
Source: Architects' Journal - Instead of wasting money and carbon on cramped new homes, let’s use tax policy to tackle under-occupation by the elderly, says Alex Lifschutz The latest AJ features the 20 low-budget schemes shortlisted for this...
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Correction: Ecology opposes EPA proposal to reverse state clean water act   
April 14, 2019
Source: tdn - It played no role in the permit denial process for the Millennium project, said Dave Bennett, Ecology spokesman.
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Divestment in Fossil Fuels: A Preventive Public Health Strategy   
April 13, 2019
Source: Psychiatric Times - Whether it be the alarming reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the 4th National Climate Assessment, the Lancet Countdown of 2018, or daily media reports showing the horrors of mega-storms, floods, wildfires,...
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FAO Early Warning Early Action report on food security and agriculture (April - June 2019)   
April 13, 2019
Source: ReliefWeb - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward ...
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Mozambique: FAO Starts Distribution of Much-Needed Seeds and Tools in Cyclone-Ravaged Mozambique   
April 13, 2019
Source: AllAfrica.com - Sofala Province, Mozambique — Farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have started to receive much-needed agricultural inputs thanks to a joint effort by the Food ...
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The health effects of poor air quality and our energy choices   
April 13, 2019
Source: Windpower Engineering & Development - A UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that coal-fired electricity must end by 2050 to reduce the chances of “a major climate crisis in just 20 years.” Fossil fuels are one of the main drivers...
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FAO, CARD work with local businesses to improve the dairy sector in Armenia and Georgia   
April 13, 2019
Source: FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) organized a business to business (B2B) event today in Tbilisi which focused on enhancing market...
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