Human Wrongs Watch

Human Wrongs Watch

Everybody talks about human ‘rights’ and this is just great. Nevertheless, human beings have been perpetrating, systematically, all kinds of wrongs–they kill each other, they destroy forests, seas, lands, and atmosphere. Simply, humans are now more than ever under the mercy of two dominant powers: the ‘market lords’ and the ‘war lords’–everything, humans included, are now subject to trade deals. Human wrongs Watch informs about some of the so many human ‘wrongs’–it’s our way to draw your attention. Maybe this initiative can help correct some of our misdoing. human-wrongs-watch.net

05.12.2019

The Huge Potential of Agriculture to Slow Climate Change

The Huge Potential of Agriculture to Slow Climate Change

Soil’s contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important, and soils—and thus agriculture—can play a major role in mitigating climate change. “Through multiple agricultural practices, we could help store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil, while at the same time regenerating soil fertility, plant… »

19.11.2019

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth in Africa report on the margins of the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). The report analyses the economic opportunities that Africa’s natural resources can provide for job creation and… »

29.10.2019

High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience

High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience

World’s Highest Peaks, Hit hard by Climate Change; the Impacts Are Cascading Down to Some of Earth’s Most Densely Populated Areas 28 October 2019 (World Meteorological Organization) The world’s highest peaks, ranging from the Andes to the Alps and the Third Pole to the tropics, are being hit hard by… »

31.08.2019

Bananas Could Purify Water in the Amazon

Bananas Could Purify Water in the Amazon

During World Water Week, we spoke with changemaker Maricela Granda, a 25-year-old environmental biotechnology engineer from Ecuador who is developing a way to purify water using banana waste. Granda comes from the Sucumbios province in the northern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, known for its oil production. Her community is… »

25.08.2019

Statement by the Executive Director of UN Environment on the Ongoing Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

Statement by the Executive Director of UN Environment on the Ongoing Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

By Inger Andersen*  The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate, of biodiversity and of pollution. The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate,… »

22.08.2019

Negotiating Legally-Binding Agreement to Provide Future Generations with a “Healthy, Resilient and Productive Ocean”

Negotiating Legally-Binding Agreement to Provide Future Generations with a “Healthy, Resilient and Productive Ocean”

While the world’s oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ­­– all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth’s surface… »

16.08.2019

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN’s highest policy making body to Geneva– perhaps for the first time in UN history– providing a less-hostile political… »

14.08.2019

The First-Ever Comprehensive Scientific Assessment of the Links between Land and Climate Change

The First-Ever Comprehensive Scientific Assessment of the Links between Land and Climate Change

The first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of the links between land and climate change is a critical contribution to efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, tackle the impacts of global warming and protect food security, the World Meteorological Organization said on 8 August 2019*. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… »

11.08.2019

Nature Can Still Heal Itself, If We Give It the Urgent Attention It Needs

Nature Can Still Heal Itself, If We Give It the Urgent Attention It Needs

As scorching temperatures continue to break records across Europe, unprecedented wildfires break out in the Arctic, and polar sea ice cover drops—again—to an all-time low, never before has the climate crisis been so palpable, for so many people. The increasing intensity and frequency of climate extremes impacts life on earth… »

14.07.2019

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control Their Counterparts in Poor Countries… and Why They Refuse to Resolve It

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control Their Counterparts in Poor Countries… and Why They Refuse to Resolve It

By Paul Okumu* NAIROBI, Jul 12 2019 (IPS)* – Many NGOs around the world are fighting inequality between the rich and the poor, between the policies that make rich countries richer, and poor countries poorer So while Civil Society Organizations claim to… »

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