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FAO launches new Climate-Smart Agriculture web platform

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The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has produced a new online sourcebook for how to implement “climate-smart” approaches to agriculture, launched at the UNFCCC’s COP23 climate summit in Bonn this month.

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“Hunger, poverty, and climate can be …

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Five Human Aspirations and the Future of Brands

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Despite profound economic, political and social challenges around the world, a rising generation of Aspirational consumers is optimistic about the future and sees brands and free market capitalism as a force for positive change, finds a new global study by

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City of Cape Town and City of Munich agree to joint climate action

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The City of Cape Town in South Arica and the City of Munich in Germany have partnered to drive five key areas for joint climate action under the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 50 Municipal Climate Partnerships

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Bamboo discussed as solution for sustainable housing in Kenya

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A workshop was held recently in Kenya to discuss the development of an integrated national bamboo sector policy, in the context of providing solutions for sustainable housing and supporting green economic development in the country.

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The International Network for

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Global pollination services estimated to be worth billions

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According to a new study by IUCN and partners, global pollination services are estimated to be worth more than US$215 billion. Pollination is critical for food production and human livelihoods.

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Photo: Natesh Ramasamy via Flickr

 

However, the conservation status

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Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture launched in Cape Town

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The Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa (BDAASA) has recently launched a 2-year, work based Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture, which is held in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The course is presented as a work-based learning programme with prominent farmers

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Scientists call for urgent action on ocean acidification

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A new scientific report has synthesised information about the serious negative impacts of ocean acidification on marine life around the world. The implications of large scale ocean acidification will be dramatic and devastating, based on the vital role that oceans

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UN Climate Convention Staff Support Climate Neutral Campaign

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Staff at the UN climate change convention (UNFCCC) secretariat are supporting an innovative climate neutral campaign – aimed at promoting a long-term vision of a climate neutral world while generating useful funding for vulnerable communities.

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The campaign involves staff members

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South Africa Celebrates 1st Fairtrade Coffee & Chocolate Week

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Fairtrade Label South Africa has launched South Africa’s first Fairtrade Coffee & Chocolate Week from 14 – 20 July, challenging consumers and companies to opt  for Fairtrade coffee and chocolate.

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“Having switched to using Fairtrade coffee in my restaurants, I

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Green fundis invited to enter the Eskom eta Awards

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For 25 years Eskom has been encouraging energy efficiency by celebrating those who have made substantial savings in their businesses, homes, schools and communities through the Eskom eta Awards.

The 2014 awards are now open and Eskom wants you to

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