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24% of deaths are due to environmental pollution and other environmental risks

Climate Change

WHO and UN partners’ compendium of 500 actions  aims to reduce diseases from environmental factors and save lives Almost 25% of deaths worldwide could be prevented if the actions in the compendium were fully implemented New Delhi/Geneva 06th September 2021: WHO, UNDP, UNEP and UNICEF have partnered to create a …

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Pineapple agroforestry could help tackle climate change and biodiversity loss

Environment and climate change

New Delhi, Aug 18th,: Pineapple-based agroforestry, traditionally practised by ethnic “Hmar” tribe in southern Assam, can be a sustainable alternative to jhum cultivation for North East India. This traditional practice can provide twin solutions for climate change and biodiversity loss, according to a new study. This study was carried out …

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Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger

Climate Change

Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies warned on Monday. 12 July 2021:New data that represents the first comprehensive global assessment of food insecurity carried out since the coronavirus …

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Climate change under a gender lens

Climate Change

Countries in the Asia Pacific region are at the forefront of bearing the onslaught of climate change. During the last three decades, 45% of the world’s natural disasters have occurred in this region, which is vulnerable to floods, cyclones, earthquakes, droughts, storms and tsunamis. While climate change affects everyone but …

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Green Stimulus Index Brazil, Russia India, Indonesia and Mexico stimulus handing money to major polluters

Greenness of Stimulus Index

Analysis : Brazil, Russia India, Indonesia and Mexico stimulus handing money to major polluters Over the past 2 months the world has witnessed unprecedented government financial interventions in response to Covid-19. Governments have rightly put people first and focussed on the immediate implications of the crisis – with roughly 73% …

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