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

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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 tested solutions and knowledge to other countries in support of their own national priorities. Global […]

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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 include raising awareness about climate change and demanding climate action, beach cleanups and recycling initiatives, […]

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Mobile Journalists Cycle across Africa to Showcase Sustainability Solutions

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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 be cycling from Cape Town to Addis Ababa over the next 10 months in search of ordinary […]

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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 minutes, with many going beyond the hour and making commitments to lead more planet-friendly lifestyles.   Since […]

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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 connectivity to enable people to share waste as a resource. Through its upgraded Integrated Waste Exchange […]

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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. At an event on the sidelines of the Paris climate meeting, the European Union, Sweden and G7 jointly […]

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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 categorised as endangered on the Red Data List. Bushmans Kloof has been driving a project for the last 13 […]

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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 importance, is a strong climate agreement – which is expected as the key outcome of COP21 in Paris […]

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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 6-8 October.  Eye on Earth (EoE) is a global movement striving to revolutionise the way we […]

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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 it was established 10 years ago, CmiA has delivered significant impacts for farmers and the environment […]

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