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FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

Events
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations invites everyone to a Webcast presentation of its new publication entitled Integrating Food into Urban Planning. The presentation will be made by Prof. Yves Cabannes, UCL, and Cecilia Marocchino, FAO, both of whom have coordinated the preparation of this Book publication. They will be joint by FAO managers and experts from UNDP, ECOSAD, UNHABITAT and the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate as well as an intervention by the Mayor of the city of Valencia. The event will be webcast with simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish. Date: 13 December 2018 Time: 5.30 pm IST (1.00 pm CET) URL for Webcast: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4912/icode/ The Webcast Presentation will put a spotlight on emer
Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Articles
Our Environment is everything around us and we share an intimate relationship with it starting from our very first day in this world. We, humans, live in this environment but spend little time in thinking and caring about it. This ignorance and inaction on our part is a huge concern because rapid increase in population, unplanned development and other human activities are putting a lot of pressure on the environment today. At this point in time, youth can play an important role in protecting the environment. The young population has more responsibility when it comes to environmental protection. This is because youth is the generation who can easily adopt new ways to save the environment. It is also the generation which will be the most impacted if nothing is done to protect the rapi...
Call for Papers by Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development

Call for Papers by Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development

Green Alert
The Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development (JIID) (ISSN 2456-4478) Calls for Papers for its forthcoming Edition, to be released in September 2017. JIID is a Biannual, Multidisciplinary, Peer-reviewed, Open Access Journal published from the Centre for Earth Studies, IP College, University of Delhi. The Journal serves as a platform for publication of contributions/ papers of researchers who are innovating in their respective fields for promoting inclusive development. In addition, JIID welcomes research contributions/ articles from researchers working to further our understanding towards achieving any or all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click here to read the Guidelines for Authors Researchers interested to submit their manuscript/ research papers for the f...
Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Green Lens
Jacqueline Fernandez, Ban Ki-moon and many other famous personalities have come together for a United Nations led campaign for urging action for protecting endangered species and ending illegal trade in wildlife #WildforLife #WildforLife was launched at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi in front of environment ministers from every corner of the planet. The campaign aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade. The campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF...
Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Corporate Greening
Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR Wing of Sonalika International Tractors Ltd. (ITL), the 3rd largest tractor manufacturer of India, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) inaugurated ‘ART is TRY 4 SDGs’, an art exhibition at Indian Habitat Centre to promote SDGs on 2nd March, 2016. The Art Exhibition is showcasing paintings created by students from 17 Delhi schools depicting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by United Nations Agenda 2030. The paintings have been put up for display from 2 to 23 March, 2016 at the Atrium Hall, Indian Habitat Centre (New Delhi) with the underlying objective of raising awareness about the 17 SDGs through the medium of Art. Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, Sonalika ITL complimented the
What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green Alert
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and was agreed upon by consensus at the informal meeting of the UN plenary on 2 August 2015. The outcome document of the aforementioned informal meeting is entitled, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and sets aside 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Prior to this - on 29th December 2014 - the United Nations - through its resolution 69/244 - decided that the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York, and convened as a high-level plenar...
Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Green Alert
International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated to recognize the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-being, as well as to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the threats to it. It was on this day in 1992 that the text of the Convention of Biodiversity was adopted. The International Day for Biological Diversity is being celebrated all over India today. The main event is being held in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Following is the text of the message from the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar on this occasion. “Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, to recognise the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-
Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

Green Alert
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan will arrive in New Delhi today to deliver the inaugural address at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). Mr Annan will also meet the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to exchange views on political and economic developments in the region, climate change and opportunities for south - south cooperation. Founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Kofi Annan is a firm believer of the fact that India plays a key role in addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges such as peace and stability, poverty alleviation and climate change. “India itself is amongst the countries most affected by climate change as various droughts and floods have shown. Its leadership, within
United Nations Calls for Global Action on Drought

United Nations Calls for Global Action on Drought

Green Alert
The World Day to Combat Desertification was recently observed on 17th June. The day is being celebrated every year since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat  desertification and the effects of drought. The present decade is also being marked as the UN Decade for Deserts and the fight against Desertification (UNDDD). However, since the day falls during the monsoon months in India, it therefore does not invite much attention. This year, as India reeled under the monsoon-flood crisis, drought is not the first or the second thing on anyone's mind. However still, droughts are known to claim more lives than any other disaster. At the same time, it is predicted that in the near future, droughts are expected to be more severe, more frequent and more
‘Mastering’ Environmental Education in Delhi

‘Mastering’ Environmental Education in Delhi

Articles
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh bearing the green flag, being shown the way by the Eco Clubs Coordinator in Delhi Government Dr. B.C. Sabata. This image is metaphorical since interest in environment has been at its peak from the time Shri Jairam Ramesh were appointed the Environment Minister while the tremendously successful decades long Eco Clubs programmes of the Government of Delhi is responsible for environmentally aware and sensitive Delhi youth of today. Our planet today is facing several environmental problems due to an ever increasing population and rapid pace of ‘development’. This calls for developing a responsible behavior towards Nature and Natural Resources and it is now essential to adopt a harmonious and solution-oriented approach towards the environmental i

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