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Climate change affecting stability across West Africa and Sahel: UN security council

By Megan Darby | Published on 31/01/2018 | 8:29 AM In a statement, the council president expanded concerns over the links between climate and violence in Africa to two regions that cover 26 countries The UN Security Council has identified climate change as a driver of conflict across West Africa and the Sahel, in a statement published on Tuesday. It …

Libya burns dirty oil for electricity as Islamic State disrupts gas plans

By Richard Nield | Published on 03/01/2018 | 9:31 AM Amid conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, gas pipelines have been shelved, leaving two new power plants reliant on burning crude Libya is turning to crude oil to solve electricity shortages, as the threat from Islamic State holds back gas infrastructure development. Two new plants at Ubari in the southwest …

Global warming could create 150 million ‘climate refugees’ by 2050

Environmental Justice Foundation report says 10% of the global population is at risk of forced displacement due to climate change. John Vidal in Barcelona – Monday 2 November 2009 19.05 EST Global warming will force up to 150 million “climate refugees” to move to other countries in the next 40 years, a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) warns. …

Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

By Phemo Kgomotso, Regional Technical Specialist, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Date: June 16, 2017 Would forced migration end, if people knew that they could survive and thrive in their homeland?   The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) asks this pertinent question as we observe World Day to Combat Desertification …

What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Opinion|Analysis Politics | Domestic & Foreign Policy:  By Jenkins Macedo | June 10, 2017 | 08:50 PM As a nation, we have reached a pivotal point in our history since President Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States. Everything we know about democracy, diplomacy, national security, and foreign policy are sandwiched …

A new era for development

By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective institutions that transcend the buzzwords of “partnerships”, “engagement” and “reform” The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement on climate change …

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