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  1. The NODE proposes innovative solutions on development, environment and social inclusion in Europe and the Mediterranean

    Today, Europe and the Maghreb are facing intertwined threats . Climate change leads to ecosystem degradation and, combined with uneven growth, leads to migration. Meanwhile, social disparities and inequitable conditions can provoke social unrest. The NODE - Node for Opportunities, Development, and...
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  2. The NODE proposes innovative solutions on development, environment and social inclusion in Europe and the Mediterranean

    Today, Europe and the Maghreb are facing intertwined threats . Climate change leads to ecosystem degradation and, combined with uneven growth, leads to migration. Meanwhile, social disparities and inequitable conditions can provoke social unrest. The NODE - Node for Opportunities, Development, and...
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  3. Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change

    20 October 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking a great opportunity to contribute to the fight against climate change, a new UN Environment report says today. In Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling...
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  4. Harnessing Africa's Rich Natural Capital Tops Agenda at High-level African Conference on the Environment

    Sustainable use of Africa's natural capital could result in savings of up to $103 billion every year and drive Africa's economic growth. The need to sustainably harness Africa's vast reserves of natural capital will be among the top issues discussed by the ministers of the environment and high...
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  5. How do we turn the lights on for a billion people?

    In light of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), has written an article in which he highlights the relation between clean energy and reliable electricity on the one...
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  6. Oxford Forum for Sustainable Cities to be held 17-21 December 2015 at Balliol College, Oxford

    Oxford Forum for Sustainable Cities Oxford Forum for Sustainable Cities, 17-21 December 2015 will be held at Balliol College, Oxford. http://environmenteurope.org/education/6 This forum will explore the state of the art and policy applications in sustainable urban development, drawing on the...
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  7. Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far beyond Africa’s Coping Capacity Even if Warming Kept Below 2°C

    Ambitious Cuts in Global Emissions, Increased and Innovative Adaptation Financing Needed to Spare Continent Worst Climate Change Impacts, Finds UNEP Report Cairo, 4 March 2015 – Africa, the continent with warming deviating most rapidly from "normal" conditions, could see climate change adaptation...
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  8. Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped, Finds New UNEP Report

    Estimated Worth of Climate Benefits from Central African Mangroves up to US$66 billion. And New Satellite Technology Could Help Monitor Mangrove Restoration. UNEP estimates the economic cost of the destruction of carbon-rich mangroves, which are being cleared 3 – 5 times faster than terrestrial...
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