The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth. It produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, is home to most of the earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. With 90% of big fish populations depleted and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, more is being taken from the ocean than can be replenished. World Oceans Day, observed annually on June 8, reminds every one of the major role the oceans have in everyday life, and this year focuses on theme, "Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean." This year, the UN will host a hybrid event on that day from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT. To learn more, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
In 2021, global carbon emissions rebounded to reach their highest annual level and nature continues to decline rapidly, with 1 million species at risk of extinction. On May 24, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022, convened in Davos, Switzerland, held a "Safeguarding Our Planet and People" session to discuss bold innovations and actions needed to build a more secure and resilient planet. Speakers included Elizabeth Wathuti, founder of the Green Generation Initiative; John F. Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate, U.S. National Security Council; and Marc Benioff, chair and co-CEO of Salesforce. To watch a recording of the session, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
Numerous nonprofits have mobilized quickly to help the people of Ukraine since the start of the crisis on February 24. More than 5 million people—mostly women and children—have fled the country, the largest movement of refugees within Europe since World War II, and over 7 million are displaced inside Ukraine. WANGO has compiled a list of WANGO-affiliated and verified nonprofits providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and neighboring countries. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
EARTHDAY.ORG, together with its partners, will host the Earth Day Climate Action Summit live from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. EDT on April 22. To keep the global temperature below 1.5°C, we need to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. The event will look at nature-based solutions that can help deliver the greenhouse gas reductions needed by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement. Speakers include Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Kehkashan Basu, founder-president of Green Hope Foundation; and Yishan Wang, CEO of Terraformation. To participate in the summit, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Civil Society Mapping and Engagement Initiative (CSO Mapping Initiative) for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) has been launched to identify and unite the powerful and unique voices of civil society organizations (CSOs) across a wide range of sectors and disciplines toward meaningful and sustainable action for the Decade. CSOs are invited to participate in the initiative by completing a brief questionnaire by March 31. To access it, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)
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