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'Smart' money moving to 'green' financing, reveals new UN report
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Thursday, 13 July 2017
'Smart' money moving to 'green' financing, reveals new UN report
Even though investments towards sustainable development in developing countries have fallen short by nearly $2.5 trillion each year, emerging financial products and encouraging policies illustrate that both public and private sectors are serious about correcting that trend, the United Nations environment arm has said.Read Full Article ...
 
Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent
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Monday, 10 July 2017
Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent
Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transparency ...
 
On Asteroid Day, UN space agency urges international cooperation against potential threat
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Thursday, 29 June 2017
On Asteroid Day, UN space agency urges international cooperation against potential threat
A top United Nations official today urged the international community to come together to jointly raise awareness and develop a plan to mitigate the danger fro...
 
Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency
Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, acc...
 
Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – UN agency
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Monday, 19 June 2017
Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – UN agency
Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weathe...
 
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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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    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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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.