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Friday, December 12, 2014

[RED DEMOCRATICA] 3 agreements that would galvanize the SDGs

 

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December 12, 2014
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3 agreements that would galvanize the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals can be advanced by three broad agreements, write Homi Kharas and John McArthur, who is a senior fellow with the United Nations Foundation. "[I]f the process results in an agreement to establish minimum services for humanity, develop new global mechanisms for financing infrastructure, and define new accountability standards for governments and businesses, it would be a dramatic change from business-as-usual," they argue. Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)/Up Front blog (12/9)
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Ban: Not "a moment to lose" in drafting climate pact
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday pressed climate delegates to have "real, serious negotiations" on preventing climate change." Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged delegates from rich and poor countries to find a common ground. GlobalPost.com/Agence France-Presse (12/12), The Associated Press (12/12), Voice of America (12/11)
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World Bank's Kim: 5 steps to zeroing out Ebola
The fight against Ebola has one goal -- zero cases, writes Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. To achieve that goal, he writes, the world needs adequate funding, more skilled medical personnel and adapting responses to suit local conditions. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/11)
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Clean cookstoves can help reduce indoor pollution
Indoor pollution from smoky cookstoves is a health hazard that can be mitigated by the use of clean cookstoves. The World Health Organization has also released updated guidelines on reducing indoor pollution. "You cannot expect that a bit of ventilation is going to get rid of this. It is really about very clean technologies and clean fuels," said Carlos Dora of WHO. Voice of America (12/9), Voice of America (12/9)
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Political leaders: Private sector will benefit from reduced carbon emissions
The private sector will reap benefits from reducing carbon emission, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders at the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru. "Climate change is a challenge which requires comprehensive action at all levels," says Ollanta Humala, president of Peru. Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation (12/11)
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South Sudan conflict shows little sign of resolution
The civil war in South Sudan is entering its second year with few signs of the conflict being resolved. "This has lasted too long, it has been too costly, and, let's face it, the leaders have not shown much regard for the livelihood of their citizens," says United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous. Voice of America (12/11)
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