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A massive reforestation effort in the Brazilian region of the Amazon is being undertaken through a GSN partnership between between Conservation International, the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank, the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (Funbio) and Rock in Rio’s environmental arm, “Amazonia Live.”
Economic growth may come from rural areas, as food production and job creation come from agricultural opportunities. According to a new United Nations agriculture agency report released Monday.
According to the UN, 2 billion people face the biggest global threat: water scarcity.
If every city with a population over 100,000 stepped up, they could account for 40 percent of the reductions required.
Around the globe the poor are living in the path of climate change. The 2017 hurricane season is far from over, and already the impact of the season’s storms has disproportionally affected the most marginalized populations in the US as well.
Infant and maternal tetanus has officially been eliminated from the Americas this year, the Pan American Health Organization announced.
Dubai could soon become the first government to execute all implementable transactions on blockchain, hoping to reach the goal by 2020.
Climate change may have played a role in the raging flood damage of Hurricane Harvey’s fury or the severity of the recent droughts that have decimated farmers, but storms and droughts are a fact of life in Texas. However, they have become more destructive, in part, because there is more to destroy as key zoning for resilience is missing.
In the midst of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the world’s worst cholera outbreak is raging with no end in sight.
Financial inclusion has left a “missing middle” across the developing world. Microfinance programs and larger-sized financial products leave a “missing middle” in which both jobs and dollars are lost in struggling economies.
Forests are the heroes of solving climate change. They have been absorbing fossil fuel emissions, and have the potential to absorb more. But when forests are cleared, they are as bad as smokestacks. Cut forests release carbon back into our challenged environment. The dual role of forests in the realm of climate action is a critical paradox in the climate change debate.
Until Washington is ready to get back onto the global team that is working to combat climate change, states are leading the climate initiatives.
Launches of smart contracts to track food quality can change the industry significantly.
Net neutrality is threatened, and on this Day of Action, over 200 groups updated their websites with statements, banners, and spinning wheels to tell their visitors about the troubles that could come with an internet free from net neutrality rules.
Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) has created a climate change preparedness training toolkit in collaboration with government and corporate partners that will enhance preparedness and sustainability for cities and regions around the world.
Once a year, on June 20, World Refugee Day, there are people and organizations in the world that stop to shine a light on one of the world’s most pressing problems.
Blockchain may be a power protector as a weapon in cyber-defense as our data is vulnerable to cybercrime where documents, records, communications, and systems can be frozen by an careless click on a malicious message.
A blockchain partnership to match philanthropic resources with critical community needs around the world.