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13 Dec 2017 description

Paris, 12 December 2017 - A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.

13 Dec 2017 description
  • Volcanoes become geo-engineering laboratories

  • Repeat of 1963 Bali eruption could cool planet

By Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent

OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.

(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation)

13 Dec 2017 description

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example

13 Dec 2017 description

Energizing sustainable development: launch of new publication highlights the role of energy in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and mitigating climate change

December 13 2017, Bangkok – As UN agencies gather under the banner of Climate Week in Bangkok, the UN Development Programme has launched a new publication connecting the dots between energy, poverty, and climate change action.

13 Dec 2017 description

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After years battling Islamic State militants, Iraqi farmers – many of them military volunteers – are now returning to their homes and fields only to find a new threat: a shortage of water.

Construction of dams and other water-holding facilities in upstream Turkey and Iran, combined with increasingly erratic rainfall across the region, mean the amount of water flowing in key Iraqi rivers has fallen by at least 40 percent in recent decades, said Hassan Janabi, the country's water resources minister.

13 Dec 2017 description

Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a signé ce jour avec le Gouvernement du Bénin à travers le Ministère du Plan et du Développement un document de projet d’un montant total de 34 950 000 USD (dont une contribution de 4 450 000 du Fonds pour l’Environnement Mondial et du PNUD) pour aider le pays à renforcer la résilience des populations rurales face aux risques climatiques.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

12 décembre 2017 – Deux ans après l'historique Accord de Paris, conclu à l'issue de la COP21 en 2015, la question du financement de la lutte contre le changement climatique est au centre du One Planet Summit.

Organisé le 12 décembre à Paris à l'initiative du Président français, Emmanuel Macron, du Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres et du Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, le sommet réunit chefs d'Etat, secteurs publics et privés pour un engagement plus fort et plus concret du monde de la finance.

13 Dec 2017 description

December 13 2017, Kabul – The Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Countries Fund, has launched a new multi-million dollar project aimed at insulating vulnerable Afghan communities from the worst impacts of climate change.

12 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

12 de diciembre, 2017 — “El mensaje es sencillo: los que no apuesten por una economía verde vivirán en un futuro gris”, destacó el Secretario General de Naciones Unidas durante la cumbre medioambiental One Planet que se celebra este martes en París.

El cambio climático representa el desafío más determinante de la época en que vivimos, pero contamos con aliados importantes para combatirlo: la ciencia y la tecnología, dijo António Guterres.

12 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission
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Recommendation for a Council Decision

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 12 December 2017

The European Commission has today presented a recommendation to the Council, including a proposal for negotiating directives. This is an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

12 Dec 2017 description

"El cambio climático es una batalla urgente que sólo se ganará si actuamos de manera colectiva": EPN

Por Enrique Peña Nieto

Presidente de México

A través de los siglos, Francia se ha destacado como una valiosa fuente de ideas para el mundo. Ha jugado un rol indispensable en favor de grandes valores de la humanidad con los que México se identifica plenamente. Uno de ellos, la fraternidad, nos recuerda que los problemas comunes se resuelven mejor trabajando en equipo.

12 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Becky Heeley

ROME, Dec 12 2017 (IPS) - International Mountain Day and the Mountain Partnership’s 15th anniversary coincided on December 11, kicking off a three-day Mountain Partnership Global Meeting at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.

12 Dec 2017 description
  • UN Environment and BNP Paribas have today signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development capital to drive sustainable economic growth in emerging countries.
  • UN Environment and BNP Paribas will collaborate to identify suitable commercial projects with measurable environmental and social impact, with a target of capital funding amounting to USD 10 billion by 2025 in developing countries.
12 Dec 2017 description

December 12, 2017, PARIS – Recent hurricanes have left unprecedented devastation across the Caribbean and it is a traumatic time for all those who live in the region. Whole communities and towns have been decimated, and the global community needs to act quickly and give generously to relieve suffering and help to rebuild. Alongside the on-going emergency response, Caribbean leaders today announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone".

12 Dec 2017 description
report UN Women

Initiative aims to transform livelihoods of a million people by doubling their income in three years

Paris/New York – A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.

12 Dec 2017 description

Le 12 décembre 2017, à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de l'adoption de l'Accord historique de Paris sur les changement climatiques, de nombreux dirigeants de la communauté internationale se retrouvent dans la capitale française dans le but d'accélérer les engagements pour ralentir les changements climatiques.

12 Dec 2017 description

La présente étude a été initiée en vue d’approfondir les connaissances et d’apporter des éléments scientifiques sur l’adéquation des pratiques agricoles au regard des piliers de l’AIC au Bénin et d’en déduire les bonnes pratiques.

11 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

MÉXICO, 11 dic 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recuerda con sorpresa el tornado que se levantó en mayo de 2015 sobre su pueblo de San Gregorio Atlapulco, en la demarcación de Xochimilco, que conforma el área metropolitana de Ciudad de México.

“Nunca había visto algo así, y le pregunté a mis papas, y ellos igual”, dijo el productor agrícola a IPS.

11 Dec 2017 description

Con un taller de fortalecimiento de capacidades Inicia en Nariño la implementación de “Sur Sostenible”, una alianza entre el Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del GEF, implementado por PNUD y la Gobernación de Nariño, con el apoyo del SENA.

11 Dec 2017 description

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the third Asia‑Pacific Water Summit, in Yangon today:

I send greetings to the Asia‑Pacific Water Summit. I commend your focus on transboundary and multi‑stakeholder cooperation.