EL NINO AND CLIMATE-LINKED EMERGENCIES THREATEN ACHIEVEMENT OF SDGS

Jul 08, 16 EL NINO AND CLIMATE-LINKED EMERGENCIES THREATEN ACHIEVEMENT OF SDGS

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6 JULY 2016 | ROME – The newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño & Climate Ambassador Macharia Kamau issued a stark warning and challenge to the global community today in Rome, saying that a failure to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of increasing climate-linked emergencies such as El Niño would put global...

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UN High Level Task Force on Global Food and Nutrition Security focusses on responding to the impact of El Niño and climate change

Jun 29, 16 UN High Level Task Force on Global Food and Nutrition Security focusses on responding to the impact of El Niño and climate change

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Integrating food and nutrition security in climate discussions on adaptation can accelerate delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 22 June 2016 | NEW YORK – The United Nations High Level Task Force on Global Food and Nutrition Security (UN-HLTF) agreed that the current challenges from El Niño and climate change...

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Show Your Support for Climate Action: Help make the Angry Birds happy

Last month the United Nations celebrated International Happiness Day by teaming up with the Angry Birds, and by naming Red an UN Honorary Ambassador for Green. For the last few weeks Red has been touring the world in an effort to promote climate action and encourage young people to step up their actions to address climate change to...

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Over 130 Countries Confirm Attendance to Paris Agreement Signing

The Paris Climate Change Agreement opens for signature on 22 April 2016 during a high-level ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, marking an important international push on the way to the agreement’s timely entry into force. Over 130 countries have confirmed to United Nations headquarters that they will...

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Cameroon EBAFOSA Launch

March 18th, 2016–Despite holding 65% of the world’s arable land and 10% of internal renewable fresh water sources, 240 million people in Africa still go to bed hungry. What’s more, 200 million suffer the debilitating symptoms of chronic to severe malnutrition, which also contributes to over 50% of infant mortality. In...

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5 Things You Should Know About El Niño’s Impact on Southern Africa’s Food Security

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years.  The combination of a poor 2014-2015 season (characterized by hot, dry conditions and a 23% drop in...

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