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An Urban Wastewater Solution: African Vetiver Grass.

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The world is witnessing a water quality crisis, mainly brought about by rapid population growth, industrialization, food production practices and poor water use strategies. As population increases, so does wastewater output. In developing countries, about 90 percent of all wastewater is discharged untreated directly into rivers, lakes and oceans. The impact of wastewater on the environment and human health is not only striking but frightening. A report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN- HABITAT in partnership with members of UN Water indicates that two million tons of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste is discharged into the world’s waterways and at least 1.8 million children under five-years-old die as a result every year. That is, one child lost every 20 seconds due to water related diseases.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:00

EU 2030 Framework on Climate & Energy: is it enough?

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EU leaders agreed on 23 October 2014 the domestic 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target of at least 40% compared to 1990 together with the other main building blocks of the 2030 policy framework for climate and energy, as proposed by the European Commission in January 2014. This 2030 policy framework aims to make the European Union's economy and energy system more competitive, secure and sustainable and also sets a target of at least 27% for renewable energy and energy savings by 2030.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:44

Young generations and climate change: how much aware are they?

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An interview to Federico Brocchieri, 22 years old, representative of the Youth section of the association Italian Climate Network (partner of the international campaign Global Power Shift, which connects and catalyze worldwide powerful national movements calling for bold climate action).

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 05:51

Climate Change Minute: A quick look into the Climate adaptation finance

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Even if global emissions of greenhouse gases are drastically reduced and concentrations are stabilized at 450 parts per million (ppm) of equivalent carbon dioxide (CO²), the annual global mean average temperature is expected to be 2ºC (or more) above pre-industrial levels by the middle of the century.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 23:21

Kenya’s climate change PolicyState

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Kenya, as a developing country has been facing many challenges with regard to climate change; from persistent droughts in the North to heavy floods in the urban centers and mudslides which cause deaths and damage to property most often. The ever inflicting experiences have been hitting all parts of the globe and Kenya is no exception.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:37
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