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‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis

Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.

2019-06-04T09:45:36-04:0004 Jun 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action|

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

A landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely.

Youth advocates demand immediate action to address urgent challenges

Youth leaders, gathered at the two-day Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, voiced alarm that 11 years before the 2030 deadline, progress on the Sustainable Development Goals remains slow, including on climate change – the greatest challenge of the world of today and tomorrow.

2019-04-11T19:47:21-04:0010 Apr 2019|Featured, News, Press material, Youth|

UN launches drive to highlight environmental cost of staying fashionable

It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans,  equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That’s just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.

2019-03-28T14:05:13-04:0025 Mar 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

Humanity ‘at a crossroads’ as damage to planet poses growing risk to health, UN environment agency warns

Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released on Wednesday at the UN Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi.

2019-03-14T18:16:25-04:0014 Mar 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|