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  • Nearly all global farm subsidies harm people and planet – UN September 14, 2021
    Almost 90% of the $540bn of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequalityAlmost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found.This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, […]
    Damian Carrington Environment editor
  • New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse July 28, 2021
    Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilienceNew Zealand, Iceland, the UK, Tasmania and Ireland are the places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, according to a study.The researchers said human civilisation was “in a perilous state” due to the highly interconnected and energy-intensive society that had […]
    Damian Carrington Environment editor
  • Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries July 1, 2021
    Nation scores just 10 out of 100 on tackling fossil fuel emissions in new report on sustainable development goalsAustralia has been ranked last for climate action out of nearly 200 countries in a report assessing progress towards global sustainable development goals.The Sustainable Development Report 2021, first reported by Renew Economy, scored Australia last out of […]
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  • London Design Biennale 2021; Kingston Cycle Hub – reviews June 6, 2021
    Somerset House, London; Kingston upon ThamesThe lofty words on sustainability from designers from around the world in London are given more concrete form further up the ThamesFirst, let me defend a dead white man. The 18th-century architect William Chambers was not, as the designer Es Devlin suggests, a tree-hater. He designed Kew Gardens, wrote treatises […]
    Rowan Moore
  • The world faces a pandemic of human rights abuses in the wake of Covid-19 | António Guterres February 22, 2021
    The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reportingAntónio Guterres is secretary general of the United NationsFrom the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic almost one year ago, it was clear that our world faced far more than a public health emergency. The biggest international crisis […]
    António Guterres

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

  • Call for ‘decisive action now’ to avoid climate catastrophe  September 20, 2021
    Speaking alongside the UK Prime Minister in New York on Monday the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on world leaders for “decisive action now to avert climate catastrophe.”  Read Full Story on UN News
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  • Call for ‘decisive action now’ to avoid climate catastrophe  September 20, 2021
    Speaking alongside the UK Prime Minister in New York on Monday the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on world leaders for “decisive action now to avert climate catastrophe.”  Read Full Story on UN News
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  • Struggling economies, widening inequality and millions vulnerable: the urgent need for vaccine equity September 19, 2021
    Health leaders agree that a world without COVID-19 will not be possible until everyone has equal access to vaccines. More than 4.6 million people have died from the virus since it swept across the globe from the beginning of 2020, but it’s expected that the rate of people dying will slow if more people are […]
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  • Giant eco-friendly artwork set to inspire world leaders during the UN General Assembly September 18, 2021
    The 11,000 square meters ‘ephemeral fresco’ was created by Swiss artist Saype. It shows two children building the world of the future in using origami and represents, among other messages, the participation of young people in the United Nations. 
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  • FROM THE FIELD: Haiti’s gruelling post-quake road to recovery September 18, 2021
    Thousands of Haitians continue to take refuge in neighbours’ houses, makeshift shelters, chapels or informal displacement sites, a month after a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the west of the Caribbean island where they live. That’s according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) which has been assisting in recovery efforts.  Read Full Story on UN News
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