Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020

Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020
The UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020 Status Review provides an overview of the current state of climate change litigation globally, as well as an assessment of global climate change litigation trends. It finds that a rapid increase in climate litigation has occurred around the world. In 2017 there were 884 cases brought in 24 countries. As of 1 July 2020, the number of cases has nearly doubled with at least 1,550 climate change cases filed in 38 countries. This growing tidal wave of climate cases is driving much-needed change. Learn more…

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Visit UN Sustainable Development Goals for information on climate change, equity, the impact of urbanization on communities, economic and more

 https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/decade-of-action/

 UN Sustainable Development is hoping that we accomplish our roadmap, and indicates that we together will be able to deliver what we want for all people and for our planet.

UN Secretary General has also invited every community and society to focus on:

global action securing smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development

 local action planting and monitoring frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities

people action generating continuous movement for transformations.

For more information see:

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/decade-of-action/

Nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US$2 a day poverty line.

470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labor market between 2016 and 2030.

Excerpts from United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world:

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day.

And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty.

The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.

Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.

  • Global unemployment increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young women and men.
  • Nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US$2 poverty line and that poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs.

470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030.

 

for more information and complete report please visit: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/economic-growth/

 

Climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders

From:
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to transform our world

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.

People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events.

But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. Emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy.

for more information and complete report please visit: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change-2/

UN Sustainable Development Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

UN Sustainable Development

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

Child health

  • 17,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990, but more than six million children still die before their fifth birthday each year
  • Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families.
  • Children of educated mothers—even mothers with only primary schooling—are more likely to survive than children of mothers with no education.

Maternal health

  • Maternal mortality has fallen by almost 50 per cent since 1990
  • But maternal mortality ratio – the proportion of mothers that do not survive childbirth compared to those who do –   in developing regions is still 14 times higher than in the developed regions
  • More women are receiving antenatal care. In developing regions, antenatal care increased from 65 per cent in 1990 to 83 per cent in 2012
  • Only half of women in developing regions receive the recommended amount of health care they need
  • Fewer teens are having children in most developing regions, but progress has slowed.

Excerpts from UN Sustainable Development

For more information please visit:  http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastics

February 23, 2017

  • UN Environment launches major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter
  • Ten countries are already on board, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute.

UN Environment launched today an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic by the year 2022. Launched at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali, the #CleanSeas campaign is urging governments to pass plastic reduction policies; targeting industry to minimize plastic packaging and redesign products; and calling on consumers to change their throwaway habits – before irreversible damage is done to our seas. For a complete report visit: http://web.unep.org/newscentre/un-declares-war-ocean-plastic

Humans are forever learning about nature and from nature

United Nations Environment Reports

World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2017 is a chance for young people to make their voices heard on the kind of world they want, and need, to inherit from their parents.

Humans are forever learning about nature and from nature. Perhaps that’s because they are part of nature and depend on nature’s ecosystems for their survival.

Did you know that mothers tend to cradle newborn babies on the left? Scientists say this position activates the right hemisphere of the brain, which is involved in functions that help in communication and bonding. According to researchers in Russia, this “bioposition”* is not unique to humans, but is also found in animals.

Did you know that nature’s time-tested designs and processes are inspiring technological innovation? Flies’ eyes have inspired telescope designs; spiders’ webs have been studied to replicate their immense strength, and bush babies have inspired jumping robot designs. The phenomenon is known as biomimicry.**

Excerpt from: http://web.unep.org
For complete report please visit: http://web.unep.org/stories/story/world-wildlife-day-let’s-celebrate-power-youth-voices
*For “positional bias” visit:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38530645
**For “biomimicry” visit:
http://web.unep.org/stories/story/designed-nature

Be grateful for who you are

From Hadiqat al Haqiqi of Hakim Sanā’ī Ghaznavi (Persian poet of 12th century)

My friend:
Do not make your life the house of pain
Do not create intolerable memories for yourself
Do not journey into vain
Do not reside at the door of illusion

Leave the impossible to impossible
Find a way to the house of peacefulness and beauty
The eternal universe is at your reach
Do not suffocate yourself in the house of finite

The world is saturated with both beauty and ugliness, with both right and left
All comparative
But we are the children of humanity being led to a journey

Take the steps that lead you to the boundless knowledge
Reach out, and be grateful [for who you are].

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Hakim Sana’i was a Persian poet of the 12th century, who has been considered as the first poet using different poetic styles, in his writings, to express philosophical and mystical principles of Sufism. He had great influence on the later Sufi poets including Attar and Rumi.

For more information see:
“Sanāʾī.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 15 Jul. 2008 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/521711/Sanai>.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanai

UN recipe to enjoy safe food this holiday season

UN World Health Organization recipe to enjoy safe food this holiday season

For full report and helpful suggestions visit:

http://who.int/foodsafety/en/

Holidays are a great time for sharing meals with family and friends. But we must also be vigilant about microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter which can cause serious foodborne diseases.

– When preparing meals remember to practice the Five Keys to Safer Food.

– Teach your children why food safety is important with the fun Five Keys animated video and share it with your family and community.

– Stay vigilant when you travel. Follow the recommendations of the Guide on safe food for travellers.

Fact sheet on Campylobacter