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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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India records worst daily peak in coronavirus cases

India records worst daily peak in coronavirus casesIndia recorded 26,291 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, its highest peak in one day this year, bringing the total number of cases to 11,385,339, according to official data. The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 rose to 158,725 with 118 more deaths recorded during the day, according to the press release from the Federal Ministry of Health. The western state of Maharashtra, which has been a hotspot for the virus since the outbreak last year, has accounted for 16,620 new infections. India, which has the highest number of virus cases after the United States and Brazil, saw a downward trend in infections at the end of 2020, but the numbers have risen again in recent weeks. The number of infections on Monday was the biggest daily increase in 85 days since Dec.20, when 26,624 new infections were recorded, according to data on the Johns Hopkins University website. There […]

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China to cooperate with IOC on COVID-19 vaccines provision for Athletes

China to cooperate with IOC on COVID-19 vaccines provision for AthletesChina is willing to cooperate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide vaccines to athletes preparing to participate in the Olympic Games, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said this at a press briefing in response to a question on the Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and international cooperation on vaccines. According to media reports, Thomas Bach, the IOC president, said that the IOC has received a kind offer from the Chinese Olympic Committee to make vaccine doses available for participants in this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Preliminary data from a study in Brazil shows that Chinese vaccines could effectively fight the P1 variant of the coronavirus first discovered in Brazil. The Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Sainbuyan Amarsaikhan spoke highly of the efficacy of Chinese vaccine on social media after receiving his first shots of a COVID-19 vaccine donated by China. “From […]

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AkzoNobel delivers on 15-by-20 promise and continues strong momentum in Q4, with 6% revenue growth in comparable currencies

AkzoNobel delivers on 15-by-20 promise and continues strong momentum in Q4, with 6% revenue growth in comparable currenciesAMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, February 19, 2021, – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Akzo Nobel NV (AKZA; AKZOY) Releases Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results Highlights of the whole year 2020* 15.0% ROS excluding unallocated cost1, fulfilling our 15 by 20 promise* ROI excluding unallocated cost2 up to 20.6%, exceeding our 2020 ambition* 243 million euros of cost savings, of which 115 million euros of structural savings* Net cash from operating activities increased significantly to € 1,220 million* Share repurchase of 545 million euros in 2020 * Announced the buyback of shares worth 1,000 million euros, to be completed in the first quarter of 2022* Final proposed dividend of € 1.52 (2019: € ​​1.49) per share Highlights of the fourth quarter of 2020* Strong volume growth of 6%; second consecutive quarter of volume growth* ROS excluding unallocated cost increased to 15.3% (2019: 11.0%) due to strong margin management […]

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Brazil’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Gets Off To Chaotic Start

  In hard-hit Brazil, hope unleashed by the first Covid-19 shots is giving way to frustration that the government’s vaccination campaign is beset by the same chaos that has marked its pandemic response. One month after the first dose was administered to a Sao Paulo nurse on January 17 — setting off a flurry of … Continue reading Brazil’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Gets Off To Chaotic Start Read Full Story

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)

Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President, African Chamber of Energy Last month, Angola was reported to be drafting legislation to allow oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transboundary Conservation Area that is spreading across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe sparked protests by environmental groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, probably tired of the test drilling that had started days earlier on the Namibian side of the Okavango Delta, an internationally recognized biodiversity hotspot. On January 21, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo responded, providing clarifications in which he indicated that the strict environmental legislation in force in Angola would be complied with and the interests of local populations would be safeguarded, like the country. carries out an upcoming public tender for the evaluation of several inland basins. Angolan industry […]

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)

Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President, African Chamber of Energy Last month, Angola was reported to be drafting legislation to allow oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transboundary Conservation Area that is spreading across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe sparked protests by environmental groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, probably tired of the test drilling that had started days earlier on the Namibian side of the Okavango Delta, an internationally recognized biodiversity hotspot. On January 21, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo responded, providing clarifications in which he indicated that the strict environmental legislation in force in Angola would be complied with and the interests of local populations would be safeguarded, like the country. carries out an upcoming public tender for the evaluation of several inland basins. Angolan industry […]

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Spain Confirms First Case Of Brazil COVID-19 Variant

  Madrid authorities on Friday confirmed the first case in the region of the Brazilian variant of coronavirus, which is feared to be particularly infectious, in the region. A 44-year-old man who arrived at Madrid’s airport on January 29 tested positive for the coronavirus and subsequent lab tests confirmed he had caught the new strain, … Continue reading Spain Confirms First Case Of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Read Full Story

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Red Cross to help 500 million get Covid shots

Red Cross to help 500 million get Covid shotsThe Red Cross launched a plan Thursday to help vaccinate 500 million people against Covid-19 in over 100 countries, warning that leaving out the world’s poorest could seriously backfire. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it would throw its weight into the distribution and acceptance of vaccines among some of the hardest-to-reach communities. The Geneva-based IFRC said it would spend 100 million Swiss francs ($111 million, 92.5 million euros) on the push and was already working with governments in more than 60 countries to see where its help could be the most effective. x “The current lack of equity in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is alarming and could backfire to deadly and devastating effect,” IFRC secretary general Jagan Chapagain told reporters. He said nearly 70 percent of vaccine doses administered so far had been in the world’s 50 richest countries while only 0.1 percent […]

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Committee Chairperson says COVID-19 Vaccine arrival is Fruit of Good International Relations

Coronavirus – South Africa: Committee Chairperson says COVID-19 Vaccine arrival is Fruit of Good International RelationsDownload logo The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Tandi Mahambehlala, has said the arrival of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from India signifies the success of South Africa’s approach to bilateral and multilateral relations. Ms Mahambehlala said: “We congratulate the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, through its missions abroad, for their candid vaccine diplomacy. This has been demonstrated through its successful initiation of negotiations, which secured the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines for South Africa. We also extend our gratitude to the friendly government of India, a true friend in need and a trusted partner in the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa] formation, for prioritising South Africa to receive its first batch of the vaccine to fight the pandemic.”   The Chairperson applauded the cabinet decision to endorse and nominate the “Cuban Medical Brigade”, which is deployed throughout the world, […]

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