Archives for posts with tag: Ecology-Diplomat

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT: PEACEKEEPING BECOMING MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY – REDUCING THE UN’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT? By Ambassador Mo
Environmentally friendly economic opportunities is not part of job description of over 120,000 persons serving globally, but it increasingly may be part of Peacekeepers’ commitment. The “blue helmets” carry out demanding work in difficult situations where clean water, forests & other key resources are often already under pressure.
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PARTICIPATE AT ONLINE FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT for ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, By Ambassador Mo
Take part in this Monday (September 24, 2012) meeting Special Ministerial Meeting at the United Nations via social media with the theme of “Building the Future We Want” hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Watch Film Report: SOLAR & WOMEN
Solar energy is a green environment innovation in Bangladesh. Women have become instrumental in maintenance & installment of  technology. In many areas where little opportunity & poverty has prevailed, electricity via solar energy has evidenced itself critical as crucial to economic growth in Asia & beyond. This film report courtesy of ILO (International Labor Organization)
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: SAVING THE OCEANS – A REINVIGORATING CONCEPT, By Ambassador Mo
“What we need is to create new momentum for ocean sustainability. The Oceans Compact sets out a strategic vision for the UN System to deliver more coherently and effectively on its oceans-related mandates, consistent with the Rio+20 outcome,” offered UNSG Ban Ki-moon as he launched a new initiative to reinvigorate protection of the oceans and its resources. –MORE–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Watch Film Report from The World Bank: THE OCEANS PARTNERSHIP
The Global Partnership for Oceans, officially launched at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012, is a partnership of over 100 governments, international agencies, civil society groups, & private sector companies. It mobilizes knowledge & financial resources to address the threats to the health of the world’s oceans. –WATCH–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: AFRICAN FOREST CONSERVATION INITIATIVE, By Ambassador Mo
An initiative targeting the forests of Africa’s Congo Basin, which consist of some 200 million hectares and are one of the world’s largest primary rainforests, (second only to the Amazon),  will bring together 10 Central African states. Funds to be committed will be modest but will help protect the forests from direct threats such as land-use change & unsustainable logging & mining. –MORE–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: IVORY POACHING COMES TO NEW YORK, By Ambassador Mo
Last year was the worst in more than a decade for poaching of elephants & rhinos. Much of demand is driven by rapidly growing, richer Asian markets. However, two New York jewelers were just found guilt for selling contraband ivory that cost the lives of at least 25 elephants. This week Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) began its meetings in Geneva. –MORE–
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