Ecology and Environment

10.10.2014

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

Human Wrongs Watch The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a United Nations report launched on 8 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK).   This… »

09.10.2014

Seven Key Facts about Family Farms that You Should Know But that You Probably Do Not

Seven Key Facts about Family Farms that You Should Know But that You Probably Do Not

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 9 October 2014 — Seven key facts about fans and family farms appear, among other, in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014.   These are: • There are more than 570 million farms… »

09.10.2014

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

  Human Wrongs Watch The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a United Nations report launched on 8 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK). This… »

08.10.2014

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

  Human Wrongs Watch The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official on 7 October 2014 stressed at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. “The collective work… »

08.10.2014

First “Academy on the Green Economy” Kicks off in Turin, Italy

First “Academy on the Green Economy” Kicks off in Turin, Italy

  Human Wrongs Watch Turin, Italy, 6 October 2014 , (ILO)* – More than 120 participants from over 20 countries gather at the ILO International Training Centre for a two-day policy forum and knowledge fair on the green economy. The event marks the beginning of the first ever “… »

08.10.2014

Benefits of Investing in Protection of Biodiversity Outweigh Financial Costs — Report

Benefits of Investing in Protection of Biodiversity Outweigh Financial Costs — Report

  Human Wrongs Watch Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to countries, according to a United Nations-backed report released on 7 October 2014. The report, released at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the… »

07.10.2014

Planet Racing Towards Catastrophe and Politics Just Looking On

Planet Racing Towards Catastrophe and Politics Just Looking On

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, October 2014 — If ever there was a need to prove that we are faced with a total lack of global governance, the U.N. Climate Summit, extraordinarily called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sep. 23, makes a very good case. The… »

06.10.2014

World Habitat Day: 70 % of Urban Dwellers Live in Slums and Informal Settlements

World Habitat Day: 70 % of Urban Dwellers Live in Slums and Informal Settlements

  Human Wrongs Watch New York, 6 October 2014 — Over the past decade, efforts under the Millennium Development Goals have cut the proportion of people living in slums by more than half.  Yet, over the same period, rapid urbanization, especially in the developing world, has seen overall slum populations… »

05.10.2014

World Marches to Demand an End to Illegal Trade in Wildlife

World Marches to Demand an End to Illegal Trade in Wildlife

  Human Wrongs Watch The illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth largest illicit trade, topped only by the trade in narcotics, counterfeiting and human trafficking. October 4, 2014 – Today, citizens in over 120 cities across the world are campaigning to save the world’s elephant and rhino… »

05.10.2014

Financial Damage of Plastic to Marine Ecosystems Stands at Over US$13 Billion Each Year

Financial Damage of Plastic to Marine Ecosystems Stands at Over US$13 Billion Each Year

  Human Wrongs Watch Athens, 1 October 2014 — Leading scientists and policymakers meeting in Athens this week acknowledged that marine litter remained a “tremendous challenge” in almost all regions of the world, with significant socio-economic consequences and clear impacts on marine ecosystems. The three-day 16th Global Meeting of the Regional… »

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