United Nations Initiatives

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Biggest Banks Sit Out New Industry Climate-Goals Commitment   
September 23, 2019
Source: YAHOO! - The group that signed on to the United Nations’ Principles for ... for the asset-management industry-- the Principles for Responsible Investment -- that were adopted by money managers 13 years ...
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Climate change dominates agenda as world leaders convene at United Nations   
September 23, 2019
Source: SFGate - UNITED NATIONS — Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday’s special “action...
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Big companies commit to slash emissions ahead of UN climate summit   
September 23, 2019
Source: Daily Times - chief executive of the UN Global Compact, which promotes responsible business practices.
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Local weather forecasters have become the unsung heroes of the climate crisis   
September 22, 2019
Source: Grist - In 2008 a survey of some American Meteorological Society members found that only 24 percent of weathercasters agreed with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that warming was ...
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Leaders focus on innovation in fighting climate change   
September 22, 2019
Source: The Herald-Dispatch - At its current rate, global warming will likely reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report published last October. That 1.5-degree jump above pre-industrial...
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Where’s the Waste' A ‘Circular’ Food Economy Could Combat Climate Change   
September 22, 2019
Source: New York Times - According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global linear production system that relies on chemicals and fuel to produce and transport food over great distances is to blame for between 21 percent and 37...
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Editorial: Climate fight of vital concern to Hampton Roads   
September 22, 2019
Source: Virginian-Pilot - A REPORT RELEASED one year ago by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change outlined the grave threat posed by global warming and the daunting steps needed at once to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Scientists have...
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Whistle-Blower, United Nations, Jonathan Van Ness: Your Weekend Briefing   
September 22, 2019
Source: New York Times - 1. Details of a secret whistle-blower complaint that is said to be about President Trump continue to unravel. Mr. Trump pressed the Ukranian president in a July call to investigate former vice president Joe Biden’s son, an...
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90 big companies commit to slash greenhouse gas emissions ahead of UN climate summit   
September 22, 2019
Source: WION - “These bold companies are leading the way towards a positive tipping point where 1.5°C-aligned corporate strategies are the new normal for businesses and their supply chains around the world," said Lise Kingo, chief...
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Ahmad Bin Shafar participates in the preparatory meetings for United Nations' Climate Action Summit 2019 at New York   
September 22, 2019
Source: Zawya - Bin Shafar stressed that Empower’s participation in the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 highlights the UAE's efforts in addressing the challenges of climate change and the transition towards sustainability to maintain a safe...
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