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August
2016

Research on adaptation and climate change in the Gandaki basin shared with key stakeholders in Nepal

HI-AWARE  a research programme on adaptation, water, and resilience in glacier and snowpack dependent river basins of the region  brought together policy makers and practitioners from Nepal for a two-day workshop to share initial results of research in the Gandaki river basin.

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15
August
2016

Pathway to Paris

Pathway to Paris is a call for peace, compassion, respect, equality, justice, democracy, love, human rights and a fight for the survival of our planet. It is about bringing together our voices to highlight our love for this world. Pathway to Paris concerts  bring our voices together in solidarity, offering our love and commitment to a sustainable world. We feel the urgency to come together and build a global movement for climate justice, recognizing that climate change and its challenges interconnects us all. The upcoming climate change talks offer an enormous opportunity to send a clear signal that the world is moving away from fossil fuels and towards a renewable energy future, while listening and problem solving with voices from around the world.

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07
August
2016

Climate Quest 2016

Climate Quest 2016 was successful held in London last Month, which brought together a group of leaders and influencers who are working to address climate change, in a spirit of regenerative hope and higher purpose. It is aimed at people already committed to transformation to combat climate change, as opposed to those who remain deeply sceptical or have yet to fully engage. The guest list was comprise a spectrum of proven leaders from business, global institutions and NGOs

The Quest was an opportunity to pause, take stock and reflected on what’s most important to us individually and collectively. It’s a chance to build on our shared responsibility and commitment to leading change. Some of us have spent decades working to address climate change and global sustainability. Others have come to this work after building successful careers in different fields .As a community we’re not typically given to focusing on the ‘software’ of the system the quality of relationships between us, and what it takes to be personally sustainable for the long-haul.

 

Climate Quest 2016 was a direct call to change the traditional and which made a great success and impact has expected to the people who work in the field of climate change some of the key important topics were discussed and the quest was focused Building a common vision towards a sustainable plan that would consist of Rebuilding culture and values in a beleaguered industry, Empowering communities to challenge the status quo. Since E-waste has become a growing threat to the environment Trash to cash transforming waste to build a better future was put to the table to Regenerating a cities that which had legacy history for being clean and beautiful.

Quest Team 1

Creating long-term value and a conversation about people and purpose of changing the environment around us was another important key fact in present context that the entire world is facing today. The two day Programme was organized by Leader's Quest and We Mean Business.

“Climate quest 2016 made great impact in my life as young participant from Colombo Sri Lanka who working in the field climate change I believe human race has realized that we need change to make this world a better. Especially after the Paris Agreement I think we people have gathered and started working with a common vision to make a difference. Young people’s voice should be heard and recognize by the world leaders. So it time for action towards the firstly implementation of the clause which say by 2020  in the Agreement  ” by Saffran Mihnar Quest Participant.

 

 
27
July
2016

Update on the Paris Climate Agreement signing and ratification process.

In our previous article on the ratification process of the Paris agreement we highlighted the agreement being opened for signature on 22 April 2016 at a high-level signature ceremony convened by the Secretary General in New York. At that ceremony, 174 States and the European Union signed the agreement and 15 States also deposited their instruments of ratification. As of 25 July 2016, there are 178 signatories to the Paris Agreement.  Of these, 20 States have also deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 0.40 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions.

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13
August
2016

Life Threat to Aquatic life on the Ocean

It seems that almost every day there is another story about pollution of one form or another, in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Very often our own actions lead to that pollution and in many cases we can do something about it. Pollution is anything that is present or introduced into an environment which causes harm.  In the sea there are many kinds of pollution such as rubbish, oil, chemicals and even sewage from our toilets. In the last ten years our waters have borne the brunt of serious pollution accidents, but these are becoming less common as technologies develop and the affects become better understood.  But, there is still an awful lot to learn about the effects of polluting our marine environments.

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07
August
2016

A new strategic partnership announced for CIFOR with SNV

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) recently  announced a new partnership to collaborate on knowledge, sharing, technical expertise and engagement on some key areas such as sustainable supply of agricultural commodities, business models and services provision to smallholders, innovations in financing mechanisms to provide affordable credit to smallholders, investment models that help build alternative livelihoods for smallholders, and forest management and restoration that account for the needs of smallholders.

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26
July
2016

UN Environment Head Lauds First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation of Globe by Airplane

UN Environment chief Erik Solheim released the following statement congratulating the the Solar Impulse team, who today completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a solar-powered airplane:

"Congratulations to the Solar Impulse team, and particularly pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, for their historic achievement. Like Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing or Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier, Solar Impulse has accomplished something truly groundbreaking, proving practical what was once thought impossible.

 

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