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This training is organized in the context of acquiring a better understanding of the integration among “Water-Energy-Food” (WEF) Nexus that are essential for human well-being, poverty alleviation and achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Projection in Africa indicates that by 2030 its population will increase and reach to more than…
In 1970 the first Earth Day ushered in a new environmental consciousness and a wave of environmental laws. 50 years later we are fighting to protect our climate and our future. Many leaders on the front lines can be found in religious and indigenous communities.
On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Faith for Earth is partnering with the Parliament of World’s religions on this global…
In Early 2019, Faith for Earth, organized with EU-DEVCO a capacity building workshop for EU staff members on Climate Change and Religions. The workshop resulted in an agreement to hold an international conference in Brussels on the role of religions, religion leaders and Faith-Based Organizations in combating climate change.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
Globally, around 25% of all animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. This year the International Day for Biological Diversity is targeted towards raising awareness and building momentum on the importance of biodiversity as well as global issues on biodiversity loss, in the lead up to the United Nations Biodiversity Conference.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit…
On 22 September, at least 34 CEOs from banks around the world will sign UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking – a major initiative that we have been working on which is expected to be signed by up to 100 banks by September. Citibank has just endorsed the Principles. The launch event will take place at UN Headquarters and Inger Andersen and the Secretary General will be present, along…
It is now four years since the release of the encyclical letter, Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home, by Pope Francis on May 25, 2015. In the Encyclical, Pope Francis calls on all people to be united by the planet that they share to be involved in creating a new dialogue about the future of the planet.
On this occasion, UN Environment’s Faith for Earth Initiative - along with…
Aid for Trade Global Review 2019:Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment
Session 69: Aid for trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience
Date: 4 July 2019
Location: Room W, WTO, Geneva
Organizer(s): UN Environment and EU
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Panama, 22 March 2019.- The European bank BNP Paribas and UN Environment signed a partnership to increase access of small-scale farmers to climate adaptation finance, focusing initially in two countries: Colombia and Senegal.
BNP Paribas will co-finance technical assistance to a microfinance institution in each country, with the aim of developing products and services for investment in…
The UN climate summits, called the UNFCCC COP (Conference of the Parties) are global conferences, in the course of which action for climate policy is negotiated. Poland hosted them twice before - in 2008, in Poznań and in 2013, in Warsaw. In December 2018, the climate summit will take place in Katowice.
This year's summit will include the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United…