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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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Pandemic lockdowns leave $ 10 billion hole in global economy

Pandemic lockdowns leave $ 10 billion hole in global economyA strong rebound this year would still leave the world on the ground with around $ 10 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Although the world economy could grow by 4.7% in 2021, it would still find itself “short of $ 10 trillion”, or about double the gross domestic product (GDP) of Japan, compared to if the pandemic had never happened. “Last year, the world economy recorded its largest annual decline in output since the introduction of statistics on aggregate economic activity in the early 1940s,” UNCTAD said Thursday. As rich economies have proposed huge fiscal spending to contain the damage, such as the US $ 1.9 trillion “stimulus package,” and as China resumed growth at the end of 2020, people in smaller and poorer countries are struggling, warned UNCTAD. Developing countries bear the brunt of the […]

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BREAKING: WorldQuant University gets DEAC accreditation

BREAKING: WorldQuant University gets DEAC accreditationThe WorldQuant University has been granted institutional accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The university believe that the accreditation will enable WorldQuant University to expand access to its online and entirely free offerings to more students across the globe. WorldQuant University (WQU), a not-for-profit advancing global education in data sciences, today announced it has been granted accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a national accreditor of distance education institutions that is formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This milestone recognizes WQU’s work to provide a robust platform and offerings focused on increasing access to global education and data science skills for the future. Accreditation will enable WQU to provide its online and entirely free offerings, including an MSc in Financial Engineering and a continuing education Applied Data Science Module, to more candidates, including in the United States. WQU was built to make high-quality education […]

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Isuzu Motors South Africa Expands SAP Landscape to Drive Better Sales and Customer Experience

Isuzu Motors South Africa Expands SAP Landscape to Drive Better Sales and Customer ExperienceJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – In today’s customer age, companies that can deliver a consistent and positive customer experience will often outperform their less agile peers. For one of South Africa’s most beloved automotive brands, a divestment by a global parent company sparked a digital transformation process that has helped it break down internal silos and gain a real-time view of each customer to help deliver a consistently superior customer experience. “We had relied on the systems and processes of our US-based parent company until they were sold in 2017,” says Loren Meyer, executive in the information technology department of Isuzu Motors South Africa. “We had to develop local capabilities, and as our aspiration is to be a leader in vehicle manufacturing and supply and exceed customer expectations, we needed a technology solution to support our growth plans. We chose SAP […]

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Zion Williamson and Ja Morant lead 2021 NBA Rising All-Star roster

Zion Williamson and Ja Morant lead 2021 NBA Rising All-Star rosterTwo-time Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Reigning Rookies of the Month LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton join Williamson and Morant on US team roster; RJ Barrett (Canada) and Rui Hachimura (Japan) Headline World Team Roster. NBA All-Star Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans and Kia NBA Rookie of the Year 2019-2020 Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies topped the list of 20 players selected by the NBA assistant coaches for the 2021 NBA Rising Stars rosters, which were revealed today on NBA Top Shot (https://bit.ly/3bgwNNb). NBA Rising Stars, the league’s annual showcase for top young talent during NBA All-Star, will not be played this year due to the limitation of All-Star events to one night. To recognize deserving players, the NBA has kept the custom of having league assistant coaches vote for the Rising Stars rosters, which include 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States (American team) and […]

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Freezer Firm To Launch Probe After Japan Vaccines Spoiled

    Japan said Tuesday an investigation would be launched after more than 1,000 coronavirus vaccine doses had to be thrown out when a freezer storing them malfunctioned. A medical institution reported that 172 vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which must be kept between -80 and -60 degrees centigrade, were rendered useless after the freezer … Continue reading Freezer Firm To Launch Probe After Japan Vaccines Spoiled Read Full Story

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Chairman of Japan automaker Suzuki to step down

Suzuki’s chairman Osamu Suzuki will retire after more than four decades at the helm of the Japanese carmaker, the company said Wednesday. The 91-year-old, who married into the firm’s founding family, will leave the post after a shareholder meeting in June and become an adviser, it said. After he became company president in 1978, Suzuki
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Coronavirus – Africa: MSF welcomes the motion of the African Union supporting the proposed exemption to intellectual property (IP) at the WTO

Coronavirus – Africa: MSF welcomes the motion of the African Union supporting the proposed exemption to intellectual property (IP) at the WTOIn a recently released report sharing the decisions of the 34th meeting of the Assembly of the Union, the African Union (AU) expressed support for the proposed intellectual property (IP) waiver being discussed at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes this approval by the AU to support this historic proposal at the WTO which would allow countries to choose not to apply or apply certain types of IP on COVID-medical tools. 19 during the pandemic. In recent months, several international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Unitaid and drugs for neglected diseases initiative (MDNI) have issued statements in support of this critical waiver. The proposal launched by India and South Africa is now officially co-sponsored by Eswatini, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Mongolia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Egypt. However, a small group of WTO members, […]

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North and Central Africa Canon Award Winners Announced and Celebrated at the Annual Membership Conference

North and Central Africa Canon Award Winners Announced and Celebrated at the Annual Membership ConferenceCanon Central & North Africa (CCNA) (Canon-CNA.com) partners receive awards in four categories; CCNA is focused on expansion throughout the region and is committed to ensuring consistent growth with existing Value Business Partners. Canon Central & North Africa recently hosted its first annual virtual partner conference on the theme “Resilience to Thrive”. It was an opportunity to connect with partners who demonstrated a commitment to the region, to help reach new heights in a new world. At the conclusion of the conference, twelve partners were recognized during an awards and recognition session, for outstanding achievements in four categories. The partner network, which spans 40 countries, was praised for its determination, dedication and resilience to all the external challenges of a year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 changed us to look at business through a new lens, as we traversed uncharted territories around the world. The partners were recognized for […]

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African Development Bank and Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project win Multilateral Deal of the Year Award for $24 billion global syndicated finance

African Development Bank and Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project win Multilateral Deal of the Year Award for $24 billion global syndicated financeThe Mozambique Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Area 1 Project and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have jointly received the prestigious Global Multilateral Deal of the Year 2020 award by the print and online publication Project Finance International (PFI). The project, the single largest foreign direct investment in Africa to date with a value of over $24 billion, will exploit Mozambique’s immense offshore natural gas reserves, which can potentially transform global energy markets. The African Development Bank signed an agreement for a $400 million senior loan to finance the project in July 2020. In signing the loan agreement, the African Development Bank joined a global syndication of commercial banks and export credit agencies that are providing financing. This financing includes direct loans as well as export credit agency-covered loans with 16- and 18-year tenors. The project is implemented by an international consortium of energy developers and operators led by Total as […]

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Japan To Start COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Syringe Shortage

  Japan will start coronavirus vaccinations next week, its prime minister said Wednesday, but it is scrambling to secure suitable syringes so doses won’t go to waste. The country has reached deals with three major drug firms to buy enough vaccine doses for its population of 126 million. But it has not yet announced a … Continue reading Japan To Start COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Syringe Shortage Read Full Story

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APO Group – Africa Newsroom / Press release | Coronavirus

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African Development Bank assists West African countries to deliver carbon emission reductions and meet their Paris Agreement commitments

African Development Bank assists West African countries to deliver carbon emission reductions and meet their Paris Agreement commitmentsDownload logo The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has extended financial support to a project that will strengthen the efforts of West African countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets under the Paris climate accord. The Bank will underwrite the preparation of concept notes exploring the use of internationally transferable mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) in selected West African countries. The project is financed through the African Climate Technology and Finance Center and Network (ACTFCN), a Bank-managed initiative that draws on funds from the GEF Trust Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund. The project is being implemented by a consortium led by Triple E Systems. “This intervention will put in place a robust platform, including processes, procedures and structures that will ensure real and practical participation of the West African sub-region in the use of ITMOs to deliver some of their NDC aspirations. It will form the basis for the […]

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The African Development Bank and WHO cut sod for Public Health Emergency Operations Center building in Juba, South Sudan

The African Development Bank and WHO cut sod for Public Health Emergency Operations Center building in Juba, South SudanDownload logo The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is financing the construction of the second phase of the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) in Juba, South Sudan. The groundbreaking ceremony, held on Thursday, was presided over by Elizabeth Acuei Yol, South Sudan Minister of Health, in the presence of the African Development Bank Country Manager for South Sudan, the Head of Cooperation in the Embassy of Japan, Nobuhiro Kikuchi, various Ministry of Health officials, WHO South Sudan staff and the media. The project, comprising infrastructure, furniture and equipment, will strengthen preparedness and response capacities of the country for public health emergencies, in line with the 2005 International Health Regulations. South Sudan continues to experience recurrent epidemic-prone diseases, and other public health and humanitarian emergencies. “By putting our collective efforts into a PHEOC project, the Ministry of Health will be better placed to respond promptly and effectively to public health risks […]

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African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan’s government ink protocols for $14 million grant to boost agricultural markets

African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan’s government ink protocols for $14 million grant to boost agricultural marketsDownload logo The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to be implemented by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development (AMVAT) project aims to enhance agricultural productivity and boost the marketing and trade of agricultural products in South Sudan. The project will be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close liaison with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. The five-year project will help increase the productivity and incomes of almost 20,000 farming families in Central and Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei states, most of whom are formerly internally displaced persons who have now returned to their homes. The project will create aggregation business opportunities for farmers and traders, including women and youth, and provide […]

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Djibouti pursues its ambitious growth projects in 2021

Djibouti pursues its ambitious growth projects in 2021In spite of the particularly challenging international economic situation arising from the health crisis, the Republic of Djibouti has entered the year 2021 with determination. According to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, Djibouti is expected to experience the strongest GDP growth in Africa this year with a projected rate of 7.1%. This outlook is by no means coincidental. Lacking natural wealth, exposed to a demanding and arid environment, Djibouti has been able to build on its main asset: its geostrategic location at the entrance to the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, at the intersection of major global shipping routes, used by a mega ship every 25 minutes. Accordingly, Djibouti has developed a business model based on unique port and logistics solutions. Since 2013, when the Vision 2035 development plan was implemented, Djibouti has been committed to modernizing its legislation and financial system, upgrading its human resources and building efficient infrastructure geared […]

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Japan Says EU Export Curbs Delaying Its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

  EU export rules are preventing Japan from finalising its coronavirus vaccination plan, a Tokyo minister said Tuesday, after the bloc introduced a controversial new mechanism for the shipment of jabs made inside its borders. With less than six months until the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics, Japan has yet to set out when it will vaccinate … Continue reading Japan Says EU Export Curbs Delaying Its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Read Full Story