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Biodiversity

Until now, measures to protect climate and biodiversity have often been developed in parallel, but many approaches can protect both climate and biodiversity.

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Food crisis

The number of people facing acute food insecurity and requiring urgent life-saving food assistance and livelihood support continues to grow at an alarming rate.

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Forestry

From 2015 to 2020, deforestation and forest degradation continued to take place at the alarming rate of nearly 10 million hectares per year. Under the topic “Building a Green, Healthy and Future with Forests”…

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Environment

Millions of people are suffering the effects of extreme heat. The current heatwave was triggered by a high-pressure system and follows an extended period of above average temperatures.

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Official Development Assistance (ODA) rose during the last year, mainly due to additional support during the COVID-19 crisis, including donated COVID-19 vaccines.

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African countries met to discuss the transformation of agrifood systems as the continent's aim of ending hunger by 2025 faces an unprecedented confluence of obstacles. They affirmed the centrality of women and young…

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Energy

Expansion of renewables are a main driver on the pathway to China’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. The country plans to build huge solar and wind power capacities in the Gobi desert.

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Food security

World food prices are continuing to soar; even though they had already reached a provisional all-time high in February 2022, FAO reported a new peak for March.

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Tourism

UNWTO Members States are invited once again to present candidacies for Best Tourism Villages through their National Tourism Administrations (NTAs). Applications will be open until 28 June 2022.

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Food security

Cereal production in some parts of the Sahel has dropped dramatically, while food prices have increased and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict is likely to cause a significant drop in wheat availability for six West…

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Biodiversity

Experts highlight ten key areas of biodiversity, each of which, in turn, is inextricably linked to all the others. The “10 Must-Knows” on biodiversity range from climate stress for forests to the corona virus that has…

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Water

Water for rural development was one of four key issues at the World Water Forum. The participants committed to a « blue deal » for water security and sanitation for peace and development.

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Rangelands and pastoralists play an important role in creating a sustainable environment, economic growth and resilient livelihoods for communities across the world. They have great potential to deliver on the SDGs.

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Climate change

The Amazon rainforest is one of the potential tipping elements in the Earth’s climate system, and its ability to recover from perturbation has been decreasing for at least two decades, say researchers.

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Food crisis

Russia and Ukraine are among the most important producers of agricultural commodities in the world. Trade disruptions caused by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine Conflict could lead to food crises in several countries.

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