World leaders given 'trash' to eat at United Nations to highlight food wastage

Green (Living) Review

World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates on Sunday at the United Nations — trash. The burger came with fries created from starchy corn that would typically go to animal feed — which along with biofuels is the end product of the overwhelming majority of the 36 million hectares of corn grown in the United States. food waste United Nations UNO

Israeli Sunshine Girl Gets United Nations Prize for Jewish Heart

Green Prophet

She puts two and two together by taking Israeli technologies and matching them with Jewish donors in the United States to fund real world green energy projects in Africa. Her hard work and idealistic spirit has paid off: the United Nations just presented her with a prize, acknowledging the importance of her work. Energy Africa devtech Innovation Africa Sivan Yaari-Borowich Solar Energy tikkun olam United States


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United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

Green Prophet

In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to find new ways to reduce the wasteful industry. Date palm groves can be made more sustainable using permaculture and smarter irrigation solutions proposed by companies like flux

Microplastics in the sea a growing threat to human health, United Nations warns

Green (Living) Review

This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today. More than a quarter of fish in markets in Indonesia and California contain plastic particles Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems.

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Israel Takes Messianic Stance on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference

Green Prophet

Israeli diplomats and ministers have taken a quasi-Messianic tone as the Rio+20 United Nations conference approaches.”Our It has not only fostered a market for clean technology and sustainable innovation, but has also made these developments a national priority. Eyal Rosner was recently appointed the director of Israel’s national initiative to develop transportation technologies that reduce the use of oil.

United Nations Webinar On Solar Projects in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Free webinar helps you understand how to secure government interest, manufacture locally, and export to Europe in order to keep your solar project rolling. It has long been established that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have enough solar energy to power the world. Trouble is, how do we get projects off the ground and keep them running? A new CSP Today free webinar being held on April 6, will provide some clues. … [ visit site to read more ].

Alliance of Civilizations - United Nations

The Green Changemakers

Exploring Misconceptions about the Islamic World – A Daily Lesson Plan on the AoC by the New York Times Learning Network In this lesson, students learn about a United Nations initiative to create the Alliance of Civilizations to resolve conflict between the East and West. These can be international suggestions as well as national and regional/provincial/local, depending on the country of its origin and may be used as guidelines as to what the courses should involve.

How bankers can invest in the ocean, new UN guide

Green Prophet

We think the United Nations has a lot of potential to transform the world for good and we support more initiatives like this, less on costly meetings and conferences which have more or less been eradicated since Covid times. EU Ambassadors clean up an oil spill in Israel.

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United Nations Celebrates Fibers and Biodiversity with Eco Chic Fashion Show in Geneva

Eco Chic

I just ran across this video from the eco fashion show that was held a few weeks ago at the Palais de Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. According to Abigail Doan at Ecouterre , the panels explored “ the dearth of affordable environmentally friendly textiles, the absence of government support for students and young designers in developing nations, and the lack of consistency in sustainability standards (or even a shared vocabulary) worldwide.

Most of us are urbanites, new UN study

Green Prophet

On a national level, the figure of population in the hinterlands rises above 5 percent in only three countries with populations greater than 10 million: Madagascar, Niger and Zimbabwe. Cities solar energy kits United Nations urban planning waterA town in the Faroe Islands.

The Pope supports pulses

Green Prophet

To mark World Pulses Day, the United Nations hosted a virtual event, where the Pope endorsed pulses. . Food Pope Francis protein sustainable farming United NationsEat hummus, save the world. Pulses can change the world for good.

The Leaked IPCC Report Spells Out Disaster: What To Do Now


The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the state and future… The post The Leaked IPCC Report Spells Out Disaster: What To Do Now appeared first on Earth911.

Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

Green Prophet

The United Nations sent Green Prophet a new report: a record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the United Nations in their Global E-waste Monitor 2020.

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Deadly worm invades Middle East, The UN wants $500 million attack fund

Green Prophet

The United Nations launched today a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to scale up efforts to curb the growing spread of the invasive pest which is causing serious damage to food production and affecting millions of farmers across the world. .

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9 Sustainable Bedding Brands for a Better Night’s Sleep


Eco appeared-first bedding bedding-brands climate disaster earth911 great-day great-night how & buy leaked sheets united united-nationsA great day starts with a great night’s sleep, but can you sleep soundly knowing… The post 9 Sustainable Bedding Brands for a Better Night’s Sleep appeared first on Earth911. Originally posted here: 9 Sustainable Bedding Brands for a Better Night’s Sleep.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

Make Every Day World Oceans Day


World Oceans Day, declared by the United Nations as a … The post Make Every Day World Oceans Day appeared first on Eco earth911-com- eco-watch environment every inspire oceans united united-nations world world-oceans

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Protect nature for world economic security, warns UN biodiversity chief

Green (Living) Review

Ahmed Djoghlaf says nations risk economic collapse and loss of culture if it does not protect the natural world Britain and other countries face a collapse of their economies and loss of culture if they do not protect the environment better, the world's leading champion of nature has warned. economic security nature United Nations

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UN outlines biodiversity plan to reverse climate change


The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (U.N. Eco Green a-lot-more agreement agriculture climate-crisis coronavirus nature politics science united-nationsCBD) has set out a plan to reverse ecological destruction, cut down extinction rates and promote human coexistence with nature. The plan will also protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans and land to achieve significant climate crisis mitigation by 2030.

Farmer’s everywhere: download the UN guide on fighting soil erosion

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Act Food regenerative agriculture United NationsWind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerates soil erosion and can be mitigated before the world faces calamitous losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions.

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New UN tool can track illegal fishing

Green Prophet

Nature FAO fish greenpeace over-fishing United NationsAn aerial view of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise and Tunisian tug during a non-violent action to release highly-endangered bluefin tuna from a cage towed by a Tunisian tugboat to a tuna farm where the fish were to be fattened and sold to the market. Greenpeace is in the Mediterranean to take action against the bluefin tuna fishing fleets and to promote marine reserves.

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International airports source local farm food in 30 countries

Green Prophet

Following an international trend pressuring large food chains to think local and source local food, Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (or the FAO) to do just that. Lifestyle FAO hydroponic Thailand United Nations

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Obama to sign U.N. Firearms Treaty the Senate rejected

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) President Barack Obama will soon sign an international arms trade treaty that has been previously rejected by the United States Senate. The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) establishes regulations for international arms sales. General Assembly passed the treaty on April 2nd with a vote of 153-4, with the United States voting in favor. Senate USA US Constitution United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) POTUS Obama President Obama

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UN launches program to reverse "triple environmental emergency"


Last Friday, the United Nations launched the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration , a program that aims to restore ecosystems by preventing, halting and reversing degradation. View original here: UN launches program to reverse "triple environmental emergency" Business Eco Green addressing-the climate degradation director global inger-andersen secretary united-nations voice words


Palestinian rappers tackle MidEast sexism

Green Prophet

” The video was promoted in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, which focuses on changing sexist attitudes in the Middle East and improving reproductive health for women around the world. Ideally the message in this video will resonate far beyond Palestine, highlighting our commonalities and uniting us in a re-evaluation of gender inequality. At least, we can unite around a catchy song.

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Vegetarianism and the Environment

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World Habitat Day 2013

Green (Living) Review

And things are even worse in other cities and towns and we do not even want to talk about the situation in most places in the United States. And if we but watch the arrival of the people commuting by train their either cycle to the station, if they come from a little distance away, or come on foot, unlike in Britain or the United States. United Nations urban transportation World Habitat Day urban mobility urban travel

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Quick Take: The High Seas Belong to the Planet and Us All

Cool Green Science

This week could herald the beginning of a new era in Ocean conservation, as negotiations begin at the United Nations in New York for a new legally binding treaty which could cover over half the planet – or in other words, the high seas. The high seas are part of the global commons and governed collectively by all nations -hence every country has a seat at the table.

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Combatting Desertification


The United Nations designates days of observance as educational tools … The post Combatting Desertification appeared first on Eco appeared-first climate change combat-desertification combatting desertification earth911-com- first-on-earth911 living & well being observance-as-educational single tools united-nations yourself yourself-from

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Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh ?

Green Prophet

The Clean up the World campaign is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Design Energy bike valet Clean Earth Clean up the World Green Earth honeybees United Nations Environment Program vegetated roof A hundred employees from The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh planted over 300 trees in the hotel’s surroundings as part of a new environmental campaign called Green Earth, Clean Earth.

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Stop using oceans as waste pool: UN’s FAO at Abu Dhabi’s Blue Economy Summit

Green Prophet

Major changes in how the planet’s marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries, the United Nation’s FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting today in Abu Dhabi. Health Abu Dhabi FAO oceans sustainable seafood United Nations

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Respecting Human Rights is Essential for Sustainable Conservation

Cool Green Science

Gina has authored this post in support of Blog Action Day , an annual event where bloggers around the world unite on October 16 to discuss one important theme: human rights. In recent years, the United Nations has acknowledged the relationship between the need for a safe and clean environment and how a changing climate can and does impact the fulfillment and enjoyment of human rights and the overall well-being of people.

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Solving Food Waste and Hunger


billion metric tons of food is lost or wasted globally each year, according to the United Nations — about one-third of all the food produced for human consumption. Business Eco Green also-tackle billion-metric carbon circular-carbon director extavour food keiran-smith manuel-moller solving-food united united-nations user-profile Solving Food Waste and Hunger An estimated 1.3

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From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Cool Green Science

Ronald Jumeau, an ambassador from Seychelles who works on climate and island issues, as he addressed attendees at the United Nations’ climate change convention this morning in Paris. For the deal, the Nature Conservancy and its impact investing unit, NatureVest , gathered enough impact capital and philanthropic grants to help Seychelles restructure nearly $30 million of its debt. Mark R.

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World Sees Scary Transition to Seas Full of Jellyfish, Not Fish

Green Prophet

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is saying that in fact it is over-fishing to begin with that has caused the initial bloom. Travel & Nature Black Sea Israel jellyfish Mediterranean Sea recipe Turkey United Nations Every summer the surge of jellyfish seem to be getting worse and worse in the Mediterranean Sea. We may be seeing a future where jellyfish overtake fish stocks. Ready for a jellyfish stirfry ?

Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth

Green Prophet

Lifestyle global warming oceans United Nations This is not an Orson Welles-esque prank , but real and scary: An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought. The health of the ocean is spiralling downwards far more rapidly than we had thought.

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Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

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The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. Lifestyle Climate Change Energy Energy Efficiency fossil fuels oil United Nations It does not look bright. Green Prophet obtained today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the future looks bleak if we do not take action today.

New Report: What Will the Urban Century Mean for Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, although it’s surrounded by Cape Town, South Africa’s Table Mountain National Park houses extraordinarily rich biodiversity. Urban Urban Conservation Agriculture biodiversity cities Climate Change economy ecosystem food security innovation nature Rob McDonald Science sustainability united nations urban urban planning An aerial view of Cape Town. Image Credit: Damien du Toit/Flickr user coda through a Creative Commons license.

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Maven Moment: The Fourth of July & Grandma’s Potato Salad


Eco appeared-first climate change earth911-com- first-on-earth911 grandma potato potato-salad united-nations yourselfThe Fourth of July was one of my favorite holidays … The post Maven Moment: The Fourth of July & Grandma’s Potato Salad appeared first on See the rest here: Maven Moment: The Fourth of July & Grandma’s Potato Salad.

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Wake up before it is too late

Green (Living) Review

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US Spying a Threat to Global Climate Deal

Green (Living) Review

They are calling for President Obama to commit to no further spying on participants of the talks, accompanied by a drastically increased commitment to climate action on the part of the United States, if the talks are to succeed as they build toward another global summit at the end of 2015. NSA spying UN UN Climate Talks United Nations

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UN Global Compact CEO encourages more ‘due diligence’ on human rights


And as CEO and executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, she is at the helm of a movement navigating that intersection of business growth and honoring social justice movements. Topics Human Rights Social Justice Racial Justice GreenBiz 21 Featured in featured block (1 article with image touted on the front page or elsewhere) On Duration 0 Sponsored Article Off Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and executive director of the United Nations Global Compact.

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UN launches biofuels report

Green (Living) Review

United Nations biofuels biofuel UN Food and Agriculture Organization biofuel report UN FAO bio-fuel by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Responding to a report launched on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on the impacts of biofuels on food security, Friends of the Earth''s Biofuels Campaigner Kenneth Richter said: “This is a stark reminder that Europe''s biofuel targets are driving up food prices and increasing hunger among the world''s poorest people.