With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN's food-related agencies are spotlighting the issue. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report which contains fresh estimates of the scale of the problem and suggests possible solutions, and in early October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the #StopTheWasteCampaign. (Read more...)
Sixty-six countries have committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, the UN announced on September 23. These governments are joined by 10 regions, 102 cities, 93 businesses, and 12 investors. The UN estimates that the world needs to increase its current efforts five-fold to contain climate change to the levels dictated by science--a rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius by the year 2100 to avoid escalating climate damage. (Read more...)
In observance of Urban October 2019, the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) held its 14th annual session from September 5 to 6 at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme, "Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era." The event, which was supported by WANGO, produced the Addis Ababa Declaration, which provides inputs on World Urban Campaign activities and the World Urban Forum 2020.  (Read more...)
To meet the urgent need to address climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is convening a Summit on September 23 to raise ambition and increase climate action. The UN Secretary-General is calling on all leaders to come to the Summit with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050. (Read more...)
The 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019) is scheduled to take place from September 5 to 6 at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in observance of Urban October 2019. The event, whose theme is "Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era," is being co-sponsored by WANGO. (Read more...)
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