Friday, February 22, 2019

Poor diets and ill-equipped food systems are a growing threat to nutrition in Asia-Pacific

FAO report points to pressing need to boost regional food systems, accelerate action to improve diets and nutrition.

Rich countries won’t compensate for weather-caused damage

Loss and Damage, a term used frequently in the negotiations especially by developing and least developed countries, refers to permanent losses and repairable damages caused by the impact of climate change.

UN conference recognises role of women in climate action

Also Sunday, countries and corporations announced new initiatives to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management programs.

‘Apocalyptic’ storms threaten to overwhelm small island states – leaders Report

National plans to curb planet-warming emissions, drawn up ahead of the Paris agreement, currently add up to a projected temperature rise of 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100 - well above the 1 degree Celsius rise already seen.

High–level Pacific leaders’ meeting with FAO

Pacific islanders’ lives are severely affected by the impacts of climate change and frequent natural disasters. Chronic malnutrition is a serious concern but so is the other extreme of poor diets – rising obesity.

Participants at UN conference examine human mobility in an era of climate change

The number of disaster displacements on annual average between 2008 and 2016 amounted to 25.3 million, according to figures released by the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Corruption hits most vulnerable, obliterates faith in good governance – UN chief

Delivering his own opening address, Fedotov said the biennial Conference is dedicated to combatting corruption and “strengthening the fight against crimes enabled by corruption and to protect lives.”

New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23

The toolkit contains a sequence of review questions that support policy makers in identifying possible gaps in their national laws

Fiji calls for urgent climate action

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama - whose country holds the Conference of Parties (COP23) presidency - said the need for urgency was obvious.

UN climate conference aims for greater ambition

It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought.