Climate change predicted to halve coffee-growing area that supports 120m people
2016-09-28 12:20:01

Climate change predicted to halve coffee-growing area that supports 120m people

More than 120 million of the world’s poorest depend on the coffee economy, a report says, and their livelihoods are already suffering from temperature rises. Climate change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million people


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INTERVIEW: Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people
2016-09-28 12:05:41

INTERVIEW: Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May this year

Agriculture is the engine of growth that Africa needs
2016-09-27 12:40:17

Agriculture is the engine of growth that Africa needs

Agriculture is the engine of economic development in Africa. An estimated 70% of Africans rely on agriculture for their life and livelihoods. The potential for economic growth—as well as home-grown food security - is enormous.

Heading for Disaster
2016-09-27 12:35:55

Heading for Disaster

With natural catastrophes increasing in frequency and severity, having adequate insurance coverage and effective business continuity plans in place has become ever more important for all organizations

Global warming disrupts oceans, seen lingering in the depths
2016-09-26 12:50:03

Global warming disrupts oceans, seen lingering in the depths

Global warming is disrupting ocean life from plankton to whales and the heat may linger in the depths for centuries even if man-made greenhouse gas emissions are halted, an international study said

GRI and UN Global Compact partner to shape the future of SDG-reporting
2016-09-23 16:30:01

GRI and UN Global Compact partner to shape the future of SDG-reporting

The UN Global Compact will announce four new platforms – in partnership with GRI, Monday Morning/Sustainia, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Volans – to help shape the next generation of sustainable development initiatives and partnerships for business.

With 60 countries joining, climate accord’s ratification ‘Inevitable’
2016-09-23 11:40:34

With 60 countries joining, climate accord’s ratification ‘Inevitable’

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s closing remarks at the high-level event on the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in New York: I am heartened by the tremendous support for bringing the Paris Agreement into force this year