Responding to the climate crisis

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23 09 2021 | 09:08

#UprootTheSystem-'Climate strikers gearing up for next global climate strike

Global  --  On September 24th, 2021, Fridays for Future will take to the streets, online and in-person, once again, some in the face of increasing repression from state authorities towards climate…

03 08 2021 | 11:49

European National Stakeholder Workshop Series: The case of Switzerland

The PARIS REINFORCE European stakeholder workshop series continued with Switzerland, on May 18, 2021. The Swiss Stakeholder Workshop discussed EU current policy and mitigation pathways while gaining…

17 06 2021 | 11:30

Axa Will Stop Investing in Firms Linked to Deforestation, Biodiversity Loss

The Paris-based company says it will engage more with companies to push them to be more sustainable. AXA SA’s investment management arm will stop investing in companies that contribute to…

16 06 2021 | 09:57

Dove launches €8.5 million forest restoration project.

Dove has partnered with Conservation International to protect and restore 20,000 hectares of forest in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Dove has announced the Dove Forest Restoration Project, one of the…

05 06 2021 | 12:13

Boosting self reliance among refugees through satellite connectivity.

East Africa and Uganda, in particular, host some of the largest refugee populations in the world who fled conflict and violence in especially from South Sudan and DR Congo. The plight of refugees is…

21 05 2021 | 15:15

Meet Ethiopia’s Ten-Year-Old Coding Champion.

Much has been written about the importance of advancing digital literacy on the African continent, especially among its younger citizens. With more than half of the world’s under-25s expected to live…

21 05 2021 | 10:02

Spanish aid volunteer abused online for hugging Senegalese migrant.

Luna Reyes targeted by far-right supporters after footage of gesture goes viral. The image captured the raw humanity of the moment: a Red Cross volunteer tenderly consoling a Senegalese man moments…

15 05 2021 | 12:30

Kenya's 'World's Best Teacher' gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor.

In a small overcrowded classroom in Pwani village, rural Kenya, Peter Tabichi teaches his students science. Born in Kiisi, 37-year-old Tabichi is from a family full of teachers. In March, he won…

14 05 2021 | 10:20

Hi, I am Hazel Akinyi, from Kenya.

My name is Hazel Akinyi, I am from Nairobi, Kenya.

23 04 2021 | 10:36

Kenyan Ladies’ Soccer Clubs’ Goal to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

As teenage pregnancies soared during coronavirus lockdowns in Africa's largest urban slum, Kibera, teachers and parents looked for a way to reduce the problem.   Their idea was to form a women's…

21 04 2021 | 06:33

John Kerry apologises for Donald Trump’s ‘renegade’ stance on climate crisis.

“We are very sorry for the last four years,” US climate envoy John Kerry said The Biden administration apologises for America becoming a climate crisis “renegade” under former President Donald Trump…

20 04 2021 | 16:52

ECCAS and UNCDF announce agreement to strengthen financial services for African migrants and families.

TUESDAY 20 April 2021 (New York, New York USA and Libreville, Gabon). The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today announced…

13 04 2021 | 12:29

Dangerous narratives and climate migration.

Why the climate movement has been telling the wrong story and how to make it right. As climate impacts escalate, more people will be forced to leave their home in search of safety and dignity. All…

07 04 2021 | 10:26

How to end domestic violence: Burundi's lessons for the world.

A group of men in Burundi is going against tradition to support and empower women by raising men's awareness of gender-based violence. The community is called the Abatangamuco, meaning "those who…

01 04 2021 | 11:01

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

Younger women among those most at risk: WHO GENEVA | NEW YORK -- 9 March 2021 -- Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and…

22 03 2021 | 14:53

Teenage Activists Post Signs to Warn of Toxic Air in London Neighborhoods.

A group of teenagers, living in some of London's most polluted communities, are posting roadsigns highlighting the disproportionate impact air pollution has on people of color.

22 02 2021 | 14:45

World Waking Up To Vaccine Equity.

Geneva, Switzerland--19 February 2021-- At the halfway point in the World Health Organization and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ 100-day challenge, a movement of people and…

20 02 2021 | 07:40

Three young African talents awarded for their innovative ideas

The electrification of a health centre through renewables, a solar-powered fridge to support the cold chain of farmers, and a platform to empower women through renewable energy: these are the three…

09 02 2021 | 08:50

IKEA Parent Company Buys Georgia Forest With Pledges to Manage It Sustainably

When you think of wooden furniture, you probably think of forest destruction, not conservation.

01 02 2021 | 10:13

Navalny, WHO and Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize.

OSLO (Reuters) - Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by…