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#133773
2022-03-08

Statement by the United Nations in Myanmar on International Women's Day 2022

On International Women’s Day, the UN in Myanmar reaffirms its solidarity and commitment to the women and girls across Myanmar.

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#133774
2022-03-08

‘Turn the clock forward on women’s rights’: UN chief’s International Women’s Day message

Mr. Guterres highlighted the contribution that women have made to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, hailed the ideas, innovations and activism that are changing our world for the better, and welcomed more women leaders across all walks of life.

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#133775
2022-03-08

International Women’s Day 2022: Wishes, quotes, greetings, messages and status to share

Each year the United Nations, comes out with a specific theme for International Women’s Day. This year, UN Women have called for “climate action for women, by women” under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

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#133776
2022-03-08

International Women’s Day: UN says gender equality needed in climate change fight

The United Nations has highlighted the need for greater gender equality to realise the goals of sustainability and net zero in the years ahead.

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#133777
2022-03-08

International Women’s Day marked with events around the world – live

Absolutely love these pictures from the 1971 women’s Liberation Movement march - there is a dead ringer for my mum when she was a young woman! You can own one of them too, which is quite cool .

News Headlines
#133778
2022-03-08

‘Women of the wild’: the platform giving India’s nature experts a voice

I wish these things wouldn’t happen to anyone,” says Akanksha Sood Singh, a wildlife film-maker based in Delhi. “But if it has happened, this is a safe space for women to come and to share their experiences.”

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#133779
2022-03-08

International Women’s Day: UN trade chief Rebeca Grynspan urges move from recognition to action

On International Women’s Day on 8 March, Rebeca Grynspan, the first woman secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), urged the world to “move from recognition to action” on gender equality. Watch her video message.

News Headlines
#133780
2022-03-08

Hootsuite Celebrates International Women's Day with World Woman Hour

Today on International Women’s Day, Hootsuite will power the second annual World Woman Hour, a global digital celebration dedicated to highlighting inspirational stories of women from all walks of life.

News Headlines
#133781
2022-03-08

Bottles, cans, batteries: octopuses found using litter on seabed

Whether it’s mimicking venomous creatures, or shooting jets of water at aquarium light switches to turn them off, octopuses are nothing if not resourceful.

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#133782
2022-03-08

Fears for bees as US set to extend use of toxic pesticides that paralyse insects

The US Environmental Protection Agency is poised to allow the use of four of the most devastating chemicals to bees, butterflies and other insects to continue in America for the next 15 years, despite moves by the European Union to ban the use of toxins that have been blamed for widespread insec ...

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#133783
2022-03-08

Thousands of dugong and turtle deaths to follow Queensland floods, experts predict

Hundreds of dugongs and thousands of turtles will likely starve to death in coming months after flood waters smothered Queensland’s seagrass meadows with sediment.

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#133784
2022-03-08

How can innovation help turn climate emergency declarations into real actions?

Dr Xander Wang, Associate Professor at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, is leading the Climate Smart Lab to innovate smart technologies supporting climate change adaptation at regional and local scales.

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#133785
2022-03-08

Shocking climate change records from 2021 we can't ignore

There is no denying it: 2021 was an alarming year for the planet. From apocalyptic storms to deadly floods, a deluge of extreme weather shook the world.

News Headlines
#133786
2022-03-08

Nuclear science and resilience in the face of climate change - International Women’s Day 2022

The impacts of climate change, although universal, are not felt equally by all. The livelihoods of people, particularly women, in rural areas in developing countries are more dependent on natural resources, small-scale farming and fishing, all of which are disproportionally threatened by climate ...

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#133787
2022-03-08

Changes in bird behavior linked to climate change

A new study from researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) rolls back the curtain on half a century of evidence detailing the impact of climate change on more than 60 different bird species.

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#133788
2022-03-08

Washington Wineries Considering Dramatic Changes for Climate Change

Dick Boushey has been growing wine grapes in Yakima and Benton counties for more than 40 years. The 70-year-old Boushey and his employees grow 23 grape varieties on vineyards stretching over 295 acres.

News Headlines
#133789
2022-03-08

Climate change will fuel greater displacement

For the first time, there is high confidence among scientists that the impacts of climate change are increasingly driving displacement in all regions of the world.

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#133790
2022-03-08

Core aspects of climate models are sound: The proof is in the plankton

Continents reconfigure, oceans shift, and ice sheets thicken and thaw, but for the past 95 million years Earth's engine for distributing ocean heat has remained remarkably consistent.

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#133791
2022-03-08

'The sad reality is many don't survive': How floods affect wildlife, and how you can help them

For over two decades, bull sharks have called a Brisbane golf course home after, it's believed, a flood washed them into the course's lake in 1996.

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#133792
2022-03-08

Healthy bee population is financial boon for Ireland's apple growers

A healthy bee population would represent a financial boon for Ireland's apple growers suggests new UCD research.

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#133793
2022-03-08

Scientists: Asian spider could spread to much of East Coast

Researchers say a large spider native to East Asia that proliferated in Georgia last year could spread to much of the East Coast.

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#133794
2022-03-08

New research demonstrates high value 'injurious weeds' can bring to both pollinators and biodiversity

A new study by researchers at the University of Sussex, funded by Rowse Honey Ltd, has demonstrated that weeds are far more valuable in supporting biodiversity than we give them credit for.

News Headlines
#133795
2022-03-08

Call for SA to join 30% conservation target to stem nature loss, climate change

Scientists, conservationists and youth leaders are calling on the government to back a draft United Nations target to double globally protected areas to stem the loss of nature and reduce the effects of climate change.

News Headlines
#133802
2022-03-14

UN gathering gears up for push to save planet's biodiversity

Nearly all the world’s countries kicked off a U.N.-backed meeting Monday aimed at preventing the loss of biodiversity — seen as critical to avoiding the extinction of many vulnerable species, the emergence of pathogens like the coronavirus, and the damage to both lives and livelihoods of people ...

News Headlines
#133800
2022-03-14

UN launches biodiversity talks on deal to protect nature

UN biodiversity negotiations began in Geneva on Monday to hammer out a global deal to better protect nature that is due for approval later this year.

News Headlines
#133801
2022-03-14

COP15 global biodiversity negotiations: EU leading the ambition for a new deal to protect people and planet

From 14th to 29th March, the EU will participate in resumed global biodiversity meetings to advance on the development of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – a new global accord to halt and reverse the loss of the planet's plants, animals and ecosystems.

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#133803
2022-03-14

Final talks on U.N. biodiversity pact open in shadow of Ukraine

Hundreds of negotiators arrived in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday for final U.N. talks on an ambitious pact that aims to halt and reverse the loss of habitats for endangered species ahead of a summit in China later this year.

News Headlines
#133804
2022-03-14

UN launches biodiversity talks on deal to protect nature

UN biodiversity negotiations began in Geneva on Monday (Mar 14) to hammer out a global deal to better protect nature that is due for approval later this year.

News Headlines
#133805
2022-03-14

UN gathering gears up for push to save planet’s biodiversity

GENEVA (AP) — Nearly all the world’s countries kicked off a U.N.-backed meeting Monday aimed at preventing the loss of biodiversity — seen as critical to avoiding the extinction of many vulnerable species, the emergence of pathogens like the coronavirus, and the damage to both lives and liveliho ...

News Headlines
#133806
2022-03-14

UN-backed biodiversity talks to protect nature begin in Geneva

UN biodiversity negotiations have began in Geneva to hammer out a global deal to better protect nature that is due for approval later this year.

News Headlines
#133807
2022-03-14

NGOs call nature-positive framework to be adopted by UN

A total of 13 NGOs including The Nature Conservancy, WWF International, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and BirdLife International, have called for a global goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. The call to action has also been backed by the World Business Coun ...

News Headlines
#133808
2022-03-14

Nations convene in Geneva for UN biodiversity summit

The assessment warned that up to one million species face extinction, many within decades and called for transformational change to address the crisis

News Headlines
#133809
2022-03-14

Greenpeace calls for unity and action as delegates arrive at biodiversity meeting in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland – Greenpeace calls for action to increase land and sea protection to at least 30% by 2030 with clear funding and implementation, and to recognise and strengthen the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, as delegates gather at a pre-meeting for this year’s Conven ...

News Headlines
#133812
2022-03-14

COP15 global biodiversity negotiations: EU leading the ambition for a new deal to protect people and planet

From 14 to 29 March, the EU will participate in resumed global biodiversity meetings to advance on the development of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – a new global accord to halt and reverse the loss of the planet's plants, animals and ecosystems.

News Headlines
#133813
2022-03-14

Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal

CEOs from 14 of the world’s largest environmental organizations are calling for a global goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030, and achieve full recovery by 2050. They are calling for this goal to become the overarching Mission of the new 10-year Global Biodiversity Framework which will b ...

News Headlines
#133814
2022-03-14

Biodiversity: Pressure grows for deal to save nature

A global agreement to reverse the loss of nature and halt extinctions is inching closer, as talks in Geneva enter their final day International negotiators are working on the text of a UN framework to safeguard nature ahead of a high-level summit in China later this year..

News Headlines
#133839
2022-03-29

Interview: UN biodiversity leader "optimistic" about adoption of global framework in Kunming

LONDON/GENEVA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Crucial UN biodiversity meetings in Geneva on a global deal to better protect nature that is due for approval later this year in China's Kunming are moving in the right direction, said the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on ...

News Headlines
#133820
2022-03-29

Will big biodiversity ambitions be enough to save nature?

After the world missed almost all of its targets to protect fast-dwindling nature for the last decade, observers following a new round of negotiations are focusing as much on how goals will be put in place as the headline targets.

News Headlines
#133821
2022-03-29

Nations ask for new nature talks in Nairobi before key UN meeting

While dozens of world leaders have pledged to halt the devastating destruction of biodiversity across the planet, observers say political momentum has yet to filter into negotiations that will set the stage for a major UN meeting later this year.

News Headlines
#133822
2022-03-29

Saving nature: Conserving 30% of the land, sea just the start

Geneva (AFP) – Expanding nature reserves to cover at least 30 percent of the planet by 2030 is the flagship proposal of high-stakes talks to rescue Earth's animals and plants from human destruction.

News Headlines
#133824
2022-03-29

Biodiversity summit in Kunming, China delayed for fourth time -organisers

GENEVA, March 29 (Reuters) - A U.N. biodiversity summit in Kunming, China will take place in the third quarter of this year, the secretariat of the talks said on Tuesday, confirming a fourth delay for the meeting that aims to ratify a global pact for nature.

News Headlines
#133827
2022-03-29

Extra round of U.N. biodiversity talks fixed for June

GENEVA, March 29 (Reuters) - Negotiators at U.N. biodiversity talks on Tuesday agreed to meet again in Kenya between June 21-26 for another round of negotiations aimed at finalising a global pact to halt and reverse species losses.

News Headlines
#133828
2022-03-29

Political will, pandemic weigh on talks to save nature

Geneva (AFP) – Nations aiming to agree a global plan to save nature ended their first in-person meeting in two years Tuesday saying negotiations needed more time, as observers called for greater political momentum in the race to halt biodiversity loss.

News Headlines
#133829
2022-03-29

World delegates appear to kick deal to halt nature loss into long grass

GENEVA, March 29 (Reuters) - Negotiations on an ambitious global biodiversity deal to halt or reverse nature loss closed in Switzerland on Tuesday, with countries agreeing to little more than further talks in June.

News Headlines
#133831
2022-03-29

Talks on 'Paris deal' for nature fail to secure agreement

GENEVA, March 29 (Reuters) - Negotiations on an ambitious biodiversity deal to halt or reverse nature loss drew to a close in Switzerland on Tuesday, with countries expected to agree to little more than further talks in June.

News Headlines
#133832
2022-03-29

Africa seeks up to $700 bln a year in biodiversity funding from wealthy nations

GENEVA, March 29 (Reuters) - Gabon, on behalf of the African group and several developing countries, called at a U.N. conference on Tuesday for wealthy countries to provide up to $700 billion a year by 2030 and beyond to help fund efforts to protect biodiversity.

News Headlines
#133833
2022-03-29

This time it's different? Nations discuss big biodiversity ambitions

Nearly 200 nations are taking part in talks, aimed at fine-tuning a draft text to preserve biodiversity by 2050, with key 2030 milestones, set to be adopted at the United Nations COP15 conference later this year after the world missed almost all of its targets to protect fast-dwindling nature fo ...

News Headlines
#133835
2022-03-29

UN biodiversity talks fail to agree on new targets to protect wildlife

A fortnight of negotiations to establish the draft of a new global deal reversing the loss of wildlife and habitats has ended in what has been described as “major disappointment” after countries failed to agree on any new biodiversity targets.

News Headlines
#133836
2022-03-29

Advocates: Nations must move faster to protect biodiversity

GENEVA (AP) — Environmentalists are criticizing slow progress at a U.N.-backed meeting of nearly all the world’s countries toward beefing up protections for biodiversity on Earth, ahead of a crucial meeting expected later this year in China where delegates could sign a global agreement.

News Headlines
#133837
2022-03-29

Calls for leadership ahead of Kunming biodiversity deal

With humans facing an existential crisis from biodiversity loss, countries are attempting to strike an agreement along the lines of the Paris climate pact. But the long-delayed process needs political leadership.

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