United Nations Initiatives
The Green New Deal: One climate scientist’s view, from the other side of the Atlantic   
March 09, 2019
Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - I was one of the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on a Global Warming of 1.5°C, widely cited as saying “We have 12 years before we reach 1.5 degrees Celsius, if we fail to...
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Challenge, opportunity as China begins to tackle fossil fuel methane emissions   
March 09, 2019
Source: Environmental Defense Fund - The latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) Special Report confirms that deep reductions in emissions of non-CO2 pollutants, particularly methane, are also essential to limiting warming to 1.5...
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Maine Voices: Maine farms have key role to play in combating climate change   
March 09, 2019
Source: Portland Press Herald - As the 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change documents, we can’t meet the goals of the Paris climate accord unless we take steps that go beyond reducing emissions. We also need to remove carbon...
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Nuclear power is carbon-free. Should it play a bigger role in every country's green energy plan'   
March 09, 2019
Source: THE WEEK - The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that more extreme droughts, floods, wildfires, and storms will occur if world carbon dioxide emissions do not drop by 45 ...
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Climate Smart Agriculture Curriculum/Module for Agricultural Diploma Level Programme at State Agricultural Institutes in Myanmar   
March 09, 2019
Source: ReliefWeb - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing a project entitled “Sustainable Cropland and forest management in priority agro-ecosystems of Myanmar (SLM-GEF ...
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A Plan for Manufacturing Greener Technology   
March 09, 2019
Source: Engineering - With climate change concerns on the rise, so is the desire for greener technologies. In October of last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on the impact of global warming above...
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The Millennium Project: A Plan for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals   
March 09, 2019
Source: ResearchGate - 2006). Development actors saw investing in rural com- munities to be the most sensible way to achieve the MDGs, and de- velopment more broadly (UN Millennium Project 2005). ... ... The Washington Consensus initiated faster...
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United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’   
March 09, 2019
Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer - Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, issued this statement for today’s International Women’s Day 2019: Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global ...
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IFC and Ghana Stock Exchange Ring the Bell for Gender Equality   
March 09, 2019
Source: Ghanaweb.com - The “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” event is a partnership of IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), UN Global Compact, UN Women,Women in ETFs, and the World Federation of Exchanges.
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Tapestry, Inc. Signs Women’s Empowerment Principles Charter of UN Women   
March 09, 2019
Source: MarketWatch - a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact (UNGC), providing guidance for promoting gender equality in the workplace through a set of seven Principles. Established to champion the development of women, businesses...
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