Biodiversity

Ground water and climate change


Title Ground water and climate change

Description: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) initiated the Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC) project in 2004 to better understand the effects of climate change on global groundwater resources.

Issue Date: 2015

Author : UNESCO

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World heritage and climate change


Title : World heritage and climate change

Description:The emerging threat of climate change brings added emphasis to the role of World Heritage sites and other protected areas for conserving biodiversity, promoting ecosystem adaptation, enhancing scientific knowledge about climate change impacts, and engaging communities in learning and stewardship activities

Issue Date: 2015

Author : UNESCO

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Helping Gambian youth find greener pastures at home


A staggering number of young Gambians have lost their lives trying to escape to Europe. UN Environment is implementing the largest natural resource development project in the history of the country to make their lives better back home. For Alagie Camora, using his dwindling savings to leave The Gambia for Europe seemed the best option after the government closed the border with Senegal in 2015, and his vegetable import business that brought in US$50 a month collapsed. But after surviving the perilous journey across deserts to reach Libya, “the back way” to Europe, he was captured and jailed alongside many other Gambians, stripped of everything they owned, abused and denied clean water, toilets and food. Learn more....

Source : UN Environment



3rd One planet Summit


SAVE THE DATE While Africa is responsible for only 4% of global greenhouse-gas emissions, 65% of the African population is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. This first regional edition of the One Planet Summit will therefore highlight the unique role of Africa as a global partner facing both challenges and opportunities, in particular in the field of innovative solutions for adaptation and resilience. Read more...



How devastating is climate change for world peace & security?


When the Security Council, the most powerful body at the United Nations, met last month to discuss the growing new threats to world peace and security, the discussion veered away from international terrorism, nuclear Armageddon and the rash of ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

And 83 of the 193 member states remained collectively focused on one of the greatest impending dangers to humanity: the devastation that could be triggered by climate change.

In an interview with IPS, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna best captured the grim scenario when she declared: “Whether the issue is desertification in parts of Africa, forced migration of vulnerable people in Central America, conflict over water scarcity, or rising sea levels and tropical storms for small island states, the security aspects of climate change are pressing and multifaceted.” Read more...

Source: IPS News



Action for climate empowerment


TitleAction for climate empowerment

Description: This publication guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness for climate empowerment.

Issue date: 2016

Author: UNESCO, UNFCCC

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What is Environmental Education?


Environmental education is a process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.

The components of environmental education are: Learn more...

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

 

 



Rwanda: How 'Green Schools' Can Impact Quality of Education


Few children in Bugesera District are happier than Solange Ishimwe, the 15-year-old who has just been promoted to primary six. Ishimwe - a pupil at Kigusa Primary school, which is located in Nyagihunika cell, Musenyi Sector - treks about six kilometres every day to and from school.

The school borders Lake Cyohoha, and is the "furthest part" of the district from Nyamata town. Her home is not connected to electricity. So, when regular school time, instead of participating in co-curricular activities, she would resort to revising her books before sunset. She didn't want to miss a minute of daylight because she was about to sit for exams. Learn more...

Source: The New Times



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