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‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
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Monday, 11 December 2017
‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.Read Full Article ...
 
On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains
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Sunday, 10 December 2017
On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains
On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the g...
 
UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
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Tuesday, 05 December 2017
UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and...
 
Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day
Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday,...
 
Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn
Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, acc...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.