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South-South knowledge-sharing crucial for ending poverty and achieving the global goals

Photo- Emmanuel Akinbobola: UNDP

At the second annual Global Goals Week in New York this year, the Republic of Uganda and UNDP convened a special event to look at a critical issue on the path to a more equitable future – that of transferring

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Earth Day 2016 marked with historic signing ceremony for global climate action

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Today people around the world are celebrating Earth Day by taking action and committing to protect our planet. It’s estimated that over a billion people in 192 countries will join together today in commemorating Earth Day 2016 through actions that

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Mobile Journalists Cycle across Africa to Showcase Sustainability Solutions

MoJo Velo in Africa

Three intrepid mobile journalists will embark on a 14,000km cycle expedition across Africa this week, to showcase sustainability solutions through mobile video journalism documentaries. The Mojo Velo project team – Steven Bland and brothers Russell and Hamish Galt – will

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Earth Hour 2016 catalyzes global climate action

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Earth Hour 2016 is taking place this month on 19 March from 8.30-9.30pm around the world and is helping to shine a light on global climate action. People globally unite during Earth Hour in switching off lights for 60

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Cape Town’s innovative waste exchange platform a model for a circular city economy

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As discussions this week at the World Government Summit in Dubai focus on the future role of governments and the latest trends and developments in government around the world, the City of Cape Town is using innovation, technology, crowdsourcing and

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Project Boosts Growth of Renewable Energy in Africa

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The ambitious Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), an African-led plan to add 10,000 MW of additional renewable energy on the continent by 2020, has received over $10 billion worth of backing from the international community at COP21.

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Bushmans Kloof receives biodiversity stewardship award

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg has received the 2015 CapeNature Biodiversity Stewardship Award for excellence in the field of conservation. The award highlighted Bushmans Kloof’s commitment to saving the endemic Clanwilliam Cedar tree, which is

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#COP21 Blog Series: How climate change affects human health

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Climate change affects human health and disease in many ways and there’s a critical need to recognise and understand these interlinkages, so that appropriate and urgent action is taken to address associated risks and opportunities to build resilience. Of utmost

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A better world through knowledge and information

The Eye on Earth Alliance has launched its Data Innovation Showcase competition for bloggers, citizen scientists and designers. Participants stand to win a trip to Abu Dhabi and present their work at the 2015 Eye on Earth Summit, running

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Growing sustainable cotton provides multiple benefits for Africa

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An initiative called Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) proves that growing sustainable cotton provides multiple benefits for Africa. CmiA has been championing improved living conditions of smallholder farmers and environmentally sustainable production of cotton in Africa from 2005. Since

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