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Aker Horizons Partners with the UN Conference of Youth to Promote and Support the Next Generation of Climate Changemakers
Aker Horizons Partners with the UN Conference of Youth to Promote and Support the Next Generation of Climate Changemakers
9/21/2021 6:12:35 AM
Aker Horizons is proud to announce a partnership with the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY), organised by YOUNGO, which is taking place in Glasgow ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in November.
The Global Environment Facility Council Approves US$41.3 Million Project to Strengthen Management and Climate Change Resilience in Angola’s Conservation Areas for Sustainable Development
The Global Environment Facility Council Approves US$41.3 Million Project to Strengthen Management and Climate Change Resilience in Angola’s Conservation Areas for Sustainable Development
9/21/2021 5:39:13 AM
• Improved management for 3.8 million hectares of terrestrial Protected Areas. • Climate-resilient management for 35,000 hectares of community lands.
Scania joins The Climate Pledge
Scania joins The Climate Pledge
9/21/2021 5:11:50 AM
“Scania has set far-reaching climate targets and we look forward to collaborate with like-minded companies to deliver the transformational action needed to tackle climate change.
Mexico: Failings in investigations of feminicides in the State of Mexico violate women’s rights to life, physical safety and access to justice
Mexico: Failings in investigations of feminicides in the State of Mexico violate women’s rights to life, physical safety and access to justice
9/20/2021 12:47:03 PM
Investigations by the State of Mexico Attorney General’s Office into feminicides preceded by disappearances are seriously flawed due to the inaction and negligence of the authorities leading to evidence being lost, all lines of inquiry not being investigated, and a gender perspective not being applied correctly.
Afghanistan: Save the Children Shocked by Reports that Girls Will not be Allowed Back in School
Afghanistan: Save the Children Shocked by Reports that Girls Will not be Allowed Back in School
9/20/2021 12:35:54 PM
In response to the announcement that secondary schools in  Afghanistan  will be reopening, but only for boys, Save the Children said it was critical that all children in Afghanistan have access to education.   Janti Soeripto, President and CEO of Save the Children said: “If girls are not allowed to go back to school, this will be a shocking violation of their rights.
U.S., European Union Announce New Pledge to Reduce Global Methane Emissions
U.S., European Union Announce New Pledge to Reduce Global Methane Emissions
9/17/2021 12:10:40 PM
The United States, the European Union and other major economies announced a new pledge to reduce global methane emissions. The pledge calls for countries to commit to reducing methane by at least 30% by 2030, relative to 2020 levels.
Greenpeace challenges FSC certification of Swedish forestry giant Sveaskog over violations of Indigenous Peoples’ rights
Greenpeace challenges FSC certification of Swedish forestry giant Sveaskog over violations of Indigenous Peoples’ rights
9/17/2021 9:51:11 AM
Greenpeace International has filed a formal complaint to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International against Swedish forestry giant Sveaskog for repeated breaches of the indigenous rights of the Muonio Sámi peoples.
Spain’s Prime Minister Speaks with Global CEOs on Strategic Priorities in Post-Pandemic Era
Spain’s Prime Minister Speaks with Global CEOs on Strategic Priorities in Post-Pandemic Era
9/14/2021 11:18:45 AM
· World Economic Forum convenes a special dialogue with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and more than 80 business leaders from around the world · Virtual session provides a first-hand look at Spain’s post-COVID-19 strategic priorities · Follow the activities of the World Economic Forum on www.weforum.org The World Economic Forum hosted a “Country Strategy Dialogue on Spain …
Scout Ventures Raises $55M in Fund III Aimed to Further Scale Frontier Technology Companies Led by Veteran Entrepreneurs
Scout Ventures Raises $55M in Fund III Aimed to Further Scale Frontier Technology Companies Led by Veteran Entrepreneurs
9/9/2021 12:41:25 PM
AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 9, 2021) -- Scout Ventures, a venture capital firm that cultivates frontier and dual-use technologies built by hard-to-access founders, today announced the successful close of its $55M Fund III, backed by high-profile Limited Partners (LPs) including, The New Mexico State Investment Council, Richard Parsons, Auctus Investment Group, David …
Author Alan Adaschik Shares His Experiences Working as a Public Servant for the City of Fort Lauderdale
Author Alan Adaschik Shares His Experiences Working as a Public Servant for the City of Fort Lauderdale
9/7/2021 5:51:09 PM
People will “wake up” about the government by reading the compelling and thought-provoking book: “While We Sleep - A Story of Government Without Law.”    The objective of the book is to serve as a “wake up” call to the American people to become aware of what’s happening in their country today.     The book is dedicated to all the unnamed and uncounted people throughout …
National Urban League Releases Its Equitable Cannabis Legalization Policy Position
National Urban League Releases Its Equitable Cannabis Legalization Policy Position
9/3/2021 10:07:47 AM
National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement after Governor Kathy Hochul announced new appointments for New York’s Office of Cannabis Management and Cannabis Control Board: “New York State has an opportunity to establish itself as a true leader in cannabis justice by naming new leadership to administer its new cannabis legalization …
European Travel Rules Confusion Wasting Advantages of Digital Covid Certificate
European Travel Rules Confusion Wasting Advantages of Digital Covid Certificate
9/3/2021 5:51:57 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that free movement within Europe is being compromised by the failure of EU member states to harmonize COVID-19 entry regulations.
Author Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker Shares His Dissection of a Myth: Last Stand at the Alamo
Author Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker Shares His Dissection of a Myth: Last Stand at the Alamo
9/1/2021 1:19:59 PM
Author Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker shares his extensive knowledge and analysis of one of America’s famous battles, in his book “Exodus from the Alamo: The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth.” Different from the history books and movies that taught us that the defenders of the Alamo in the war for Texan independence including Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William B.
Ceres comments on forthcoming U.S. Department of Labor rule proposal
Ceres comments on forthcoming U.S. Department of Labor rule proposal
8/27/2021 10:33:15 AM
Recent DOL rulemaking has had a chilling effect on consideration of ESG factors by ERISA plan fiduciaries, even where such factors are clearly financially material.
Catastrophe ‘unfolding before our eyes’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region – UN chief
Catastrophe ‘unfolding before our eyes’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region – UN chief
8/27/2021 10:20:14 AM
“A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes”, António Guterres warned. “The unity of Ethiopia and the stability of the region are at stake”, he added calling for an immediate ceasefire and the launch of national political dialogue.
Save the Children Warns Against Risk of Trafficking of Children from Haiti
Save the Children Warns Against Risk of Trafficking of Children from Haiti
8/27/2021 10:18:12 AM
Save the Children is deeply concerned about the safety of children from children’s homes and children who have lost their parents in the recent earthquake in Haiti, as they are at risk of neglect, different forms of abuse, or even trafficking.  An estimated 30 percent  of 48 children’s homes in the south of Haiti that care for about 1,700 children were damaged by the …
Methane: short-term gains vs long-term pains
Methane: short-term gains vs long-term pains
8/27/2021 10:02:32 AM
The IPCC report  published earlier thrusts into the spotlight methane (CH4), the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide (CO2), capable of trapping heat at a higher rate than any other greenhouse gases. This special attention given to the previously overlooked methane, could very well mark a shift in policy and public focus from CO2 to CH4.   Both …
THIS IS AN INTERVENTION: Extinction Rebellion heads to the City of London to take action on the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis
THIS IS AN INTERVENTION: Extinction Rebellion heads to the City of London to take action on the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis
8/27/2021 9:52:15 AM
#DemandtheImpossible #ComeToTheTable #ActNow #ExtinctionRebellion After 4 days of Crisis Talks popping up across Central London, Extinction Rebellion will shift focus by moving to the City of London, the driver of climate and ecological destruction.
MSF urges Biden administration to renew efforts to end Migrant Protection Protocols
MSF urges Biden administration to renew efforts to end Migrant Protection Protocols
8/27/2021 7:09:48 AM
The US Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s request to temporarily suspend a federal judge’s ruling requiring reinstatement of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)—a Trump-era policy that forces asylum seekers hoping to find protection in the US to instead remain in Mexico to await their hearings.
Global Ghost Gear Initiative Launches New Guidance to Prevent Aquaculture Gear Loss
Global Ghost Gear Initiative Launches New Guidance to Prevent Aquaculture Gear Loss
8/27/2021 7:04:43 AM
The Global Ghost Gear Initiative® (GGGI) released the Best Practice Framework for the Management of Aquaculture Gear (A-BPF), a first of its kind document that provides comprehensive guidance to aquaculture stakeholders on the best ways to prevent, remove and mitigate the effects of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded gear, or ghost gear, in their work “As the …