United Nations Initiatives

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L'Oreal, Salesforce, Nestle, and many more commit to 1.5C targets   
September 22, 2019
Source: Business Green - CEO and executive director of the UN Global Compact. "This is the type of transformative change we need to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals for both people and planet." A 1.5C Science-Based Target requires companies...
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87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit   
September 22, 2019
Source: Just Means Business Better - The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition
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The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction'   
September 22, 2019
Source: openDemocracy - So what should the Principles for Responsible Banking signatory banks be committing to in order to make good on this ambitiously-monikered framework which has been developed under the stewardship of the UN’s Environmental...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate 'Gandhi Solar Park' at United Nations on September 24   
September 22, 2019
Source: WION - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 50kW 'Gandhi Solar Park' at the United Nations on September 24. India has gifted $1 million for a Solar Panel and Green Roof Project under which solar panels will be installed on the...
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Large group of multinationals sign UN climate pact   
September 22, 2019
Source: The Financial Times - With today’s announcement of 59 new signatories, the UN Global Compact now has 87 companies, with a combined market cap of $2.3tn, on board with its campaign to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees centigrade. The...
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Angry, surprising and downright bizarre: Strange scenes at the United Nations   
September 22, 2019
Source: Independent - The annual general assembly of the United Nations starts this week in New York, with leaders from nearly 200 countries gathering for the world’s largest diplomatic event. As thousands of delegates descend upon a tiny piece...
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Ghana Poultry Project supports women-led poultry production activities   
September 21, 2019
Source: News Ghana - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), domestically produced broiler meat fell from nearly 60 per cent of all poultry consumed in Ghana in 2000 to 20 per cent in 2011. At the same time,...
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UN Climate Action Summit   
September 21, 2019
Source: loe.org - And when school strike leader Greta Thunberg came before the US Congress on September 18th, she famously spoke for less than a minute to put the dire warnings of the 2018 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on...
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U.N. Report Links Soil Degradation To Climate Change   
September 21, 2019
Source: WWNO - He’s one of the scientists on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) who revealed the alarming rate at which soil is being lost. Soil condition mediates many of the processes that affect the...
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TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis   
September 21, 2019
Source: The Nation - 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 caused by humans. In 2010, a study...
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