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Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands
Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands 06/12/2016

- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy

Scientists shine a spotlight on the overlooked menace of nitrogen
Scientists shine a spotlight on the overlooked menace of nitrogen 05/12/2016

- United Nations and scientists bring together USD $60 million for new international management system to fight nitrogen pollution - Indispensable to life on earth, reactive nitrogen is a dangerous pollutant of air, water and soil, when released in large quantities

West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports
West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports 05/12/2016

Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize
Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize 03/12/2016

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives
New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives 17/11/2016

- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - Peat carbon stocks hold the equivalent of at least 60 per cent of all atmospheric carbon - 2015 Indonesian peat fires contributed to 100,000 premature deaths and cost US$ 16.1 billion

UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation
UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation 15/11/2016

- International community has pledged to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 - Up to $300 billion needed in adaptation finance from 2030; up to $500 billion by 2050

United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions
United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions 07/11/2016

UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development

World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report 03/11/2016

- World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2℃ - Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by cities, companies and civil society

Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change
Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change 20/10/2016

- Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists - Malawi, Kenya, and South Africa most dangerous countries to walk and cycle - Motorized transport responsible for 23 per cent of global CO2 emissions