Backed by Space Technology, Asia-Pacific Countries Power Sustainable Development

Asian and Pacific nations are leveraging space technology and geospatial information to respond to challenges on the ground, including in their efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new United Nations report. Released on Wednesday, UN Economic and Social Commission for …

Mongolia Receives New $23.1 Million Gcf Grant to Strengthen Climate Resilience

The Green Climate Fund approved a new US$23.1million grant to UNDP supported project aimed at strengthening climate resilience in Mongolia. The grant comes at a time when the country is facing a range of natural disasters, climate change is multiplying the challenges with estimated economic costs around $10-15 million annually, …

Beyond Tourism – Investing in Local Communities to Protect Africa’s Wild Spaces

For ten years, Dixon Parmuya has guided tourists on bush walks around Amboseli National Park in Southern Kenya. But since COVID-19 swept through Kenya in mid-March, the country’s tourism industry has dwindled, leaving many locals without jobs and animals without protection. The coronavirus pandemic is creating what experts are calling …

A Key Issue for Climate Change – What Passenger Cars Are Made Of

When you see a new car, you might think of the speed it can attain, the sound system on offer, the upholstery, or its range, if electric. But have you ever stopped to think about the greenhouse gas emissions created by its manufacture—including mining the metals and moulding the plastics …

GGF and National Bank of Egypt to Advance Climate Finance With USD 10 Million

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), an impact investment fund advised by Finance in Motion, has loaned USD 10 million to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to support measures that reduce energy consumption, prevent CO2 emissions, and improve resource efficiency in the country. NBE is the flagship lender in …

World Wildlife Day

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness …