Spirituality holds the key to climate change, says UNEP-ROA Director

The African Regional Director of the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s Office for Africa Mr Mounkaila Goumandakoye confessed in Nairobi Tuesday that the global community has not succeeded in reversing some of the trends of the environmental degradation because the world has failed to look at the issues through the lenses of spirituality, morality and faith. [...]

Africa hit by weak global environmental policies, says 5th Global Environment Outlook report

In what looks like affirming allegations by Africa’s civil society, the fifth global environmental outlook (GEO-5) report released Wednesday by the UN Environment Programme shows that only four out of possible 90 goals and objectives to achieve global sustainable development are in progress. The report launched few days to the Rio+20 Summit points out that [...]

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Term Climate Pollutants

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Term Climate Pollutants was launched in Washington DC on 17 February 2012. The Coalition is one of the most important developments to combat climate change in over a decade. The coalition is focused on fast-action climate mitigation which has the potential to reduce a major part of [...]

States differ on the text of the “zero draft” for the June sustainable development conference

Controversy pitting developed and developing countries emerged at an informal negotiations on the compilation on the text of the “zero draft” of the outcome document for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The meeting held at the UN headquarters in New York, US nded with the two blocks sharply divided on the green economy, [...]

2011 Human Development Index Shows Need for Development Priorities in 2012

This past weekend we saw the commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, via the celebration of International Human Rights Day on Saturday.  While the day was established to be a celebration of our freedoms, many continue to live without their basic rights.  Those who are hit hardest by this absence are 86% [...]

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