UN report flags changes in food system to boost climate action

News: World Wildlife Fund(WWF), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), EAT and Climate Focus has released a report titled “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems”. Facts: Aim: To help policymakers adopt food systems solutions and set more ambitious targets and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius which… Continue reading UN report flags changes in food system to boost climate action

Kenya’s coast is losing huge amounts of seagrass: UNEP

News: The UN environmental programme has released a report warning that fishing trawlers, seaweed farming and tourism off the coast of Kenya is threatening the survival of seagrasses. Facts: Seagrass: These are flowering marine plants that have adapted to survive in marine conditions.  Where are they found? They are mostly found in shallow sandy bottom… Continue reading Kenya’s coast is losing huge amounts of seagrass: UNEP

Unite human, animal and environmental health to prevent the next pandemic – UN Report

News: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) and the International Livestock Research Institute(ILRI) has released a report titled “Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission”. Facts: Aim: The report focuses on the context and nature of potential future zoonotic disease outbreaks during the Covid-19 pandemic by identifying the anthropogenic (changes… Continue reading Unite human, animal and environmental health to prevent the next pandemic – UN Report