The #Earth Statement “In order to bring true #peace to the Earth”

Michiyo FURUHASHI Member of the Konohana Family, a Japanese spiritual community which applies the Universal Circulation Method based on the Katakamuna civilization that existed in East Asia about 13000 years ago. She is responsible for international communications and also serves as the president of “Green Grass”, a non-profit organization. E-mail: [email protected] Konohana Family: http://www.konohana-family.org/for-non-japanese-speakers/ Konohana […]

Liberating the “Untouchables”

    By Jose kalathil [email protected]    . As the world celebrated the Toilet Day on 19 November, the world’s 2.3 billion people did not have reason to be merry, as they lacked private toilets. In India, they number 774 million. Among them, according to government, 11,000 are engaged in the centuries-old practice of physically removing human excrement from ‘dry’ […]

DIA DEL #VOLUNTARIADO

  El voluntariado, nos permite compartir experiencias y aprendizajes en otros países con otras culturas diferentes. Estamos en una época en la que los países, llamados “desarrollados”, se hacen cada vez más herméticos con respecto a lo que ocurre en el exterior de sus fronteras. De hecho, la información que se transmite a través de […]

FREE HIGH SCHOOL IS A CORNERSTONE OF OPPORTUNITY

We live in a country of immense privilege. There’s no denying inequities still exist, but when a country’s conversations around education can turn to topics of charter schools, testing standards and affordability of college it says something about just how fortunate we really are. In the United States, it’s a foregone conclusion that every child […]

MARIELLA FROSTRUP BRINGS HOPE AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO MAASAI SCHOOLGIRLS THIS CHRISTMAS

Broadcaster and human rights campaigner Mariella Frostrup is bringing hope to schoolgirls in Africa this Christmas.  Mariella Frostrup is putting her face to a Christmas Appeal that could help thousands of Maasai and other young pastoralist girls in Tanzania have the same access to education as boys. “Gender equality is a subject close to my […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

#UN Secretary-General’s Initiative Aims to Strengthen #Climate Resilience of the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries and People

Focus on early warning-early action systems, insurance, and increasing investment in bid to accelerate climate resilience efforts A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference.  The new initiative will […]

Report: #China’s green transformation holds key to @COP21 success: but what will #India do?

China’s commitment to climate change and low-carbon development is a major reason why the UN climate summit in Paris is likely to succeed, a report concludes. But another finds that questions remain about India’s carbon heavy development plans. [1] The first report, by chinadialogue and the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit, concludes that one of […]

#COP21 Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on #Forests

The LPAA Focus event on Forests will serve as a stepping stone for future ambitious climate action on forests. Building on the New York Declaration on Forests launched during the Climate Summit in September 2014, it will showcase transformational examples at national and subnational level to make forests and their protection a core element of […]

$248 USD million pledged to GEF climate fund for most vulnerable countries

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors have pledged close to $250 USD million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. Canada, […]

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