Breaking News

Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

IIGCC Confirms New Programme on Disclosure of Climate Risk

Bonn (ABC Live): IIGCC : The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) confirmed today that it is building a new in-depth ‘Investor Practices’ programme to help asset owners and managers better assess and manage both climate risk and opportunity and to report on their actions more effectively. Speaking at COP23 in Bonn, Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of Danish Pension fund PKA …

Read More »

10 Science Must Knows Climate Change At COP23

Bonn (ABC Live);10 Science Must Knows Climate Change : As global temperatures climb higher, Earth is approaching tipping points that threaten human security, warn scientists in a new statement to national representatives meeting in Bonn for the annual climate talks. Their warning comes as global emissions are projected to rise after three stable years. Professor Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm …

Read More »

International Conference on CPPNM Begins in Vienna

Vienna (ABC Live): CPPNM : The International Conference on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities commenced at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna today, bringing together more than 800 participants representing governments, regulatory bodies, nuclear facilities, academia, industry and civil society. Over the next four days, they will be sharing experiences, challenges and lessons learned in order to strengthen protection …

Read More »

UN Bats for Stern Actions Against Paradise Papers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Paradise Papers :  Ratings agencies must downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices such as tax evasion carried out through off-shore-registered companies, two United Nations human rights experts warned, while urging countries to cooperate to counter this global tax abuse problem. “States must stop harmful tax competition amongst each other and work together to stop unethical tax avoidance schemes for …

Read More »

UN Proposes to Establish UN Road Safety Fund

New York (ABC Live):UN Road Safety Fund :Calling for greater efforts to reduce road traffic deaths worldwide, the United Nations envoy for road safety on Monday stressed that a proposed UN fund, along with national investments, would turn the tide of rising fatality numbers. “If established, a global Fund would be of huge significance in the fight to turn the …

Read More »

World Antibiotic Awareness Week Starts

New York (ABC Live): World Antibiotic Awareness Week  : As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began …

Read More »

COP23 Discusses Funding Developing Countries for Mitigation

Bonn (ABC Live); COP23 :  The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action …

Read More »