By IJNet During a global health crisis, like the one we face now with the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the role of journalists becomes ever more critical. The International Journalists' Network compiled a list of...
By Henry Ridgwell / Voice of America   Climate change will hit many African countries more severely than previously thought, according to a new report. Researchers warn that rapid population growth means more and more people will be affected by extreme...
Montreal, Canada - Earlier last month, Cristiana Pasça Palmer, a former Romanian environment minister, told staff at the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where she has been executive secretary since March 2017, she was “at a...
In our last fiscal year, the World Bank Group committed $17.8 billion to climate-related investments. We also have a major portfolio in other environment-related projects. In December, we announced new climate targets for fiscal year 2021-2025, committing to double to...
Geneva, 2 March 2020 - Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. WMO’s El Niño/Southern...
And against the backdrop of threatened lives, crippled businesses and damaged economies, the UN chief warned the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also under threat. “The highest cost is the cost of doing nothing”, he...
New York, US – Fridays for Future, a dynamic global student movement inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, has received the 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognized...
By Frank Lukwago New Vision/NECJOGHA New York, US - Dozens of promises were made by governments, civil society and business. Accountability is the next step Last week, UN chief António Guterres gathered the world’s political, business and civil society leaders in...
Schizophrenia affects millions of people around the world and is a chief contributor to disability. Researchers are still working to uncover all the risk factors that could facilitate the development of this condition. A new study suggests that air...
The world’s largest development bank will stop funding unabated oil and gas projects by the end of 2021, representing a major shift of public finance towards clean energy projects. The European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to overhaul its fossil fuel...

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