Archive for November 15th, 2018


Small Island States Bear the Brunt of Losses from Climate Change – World Must Help Them Build Resilience to Extreme Weather

With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on 13 November 2018.


UN Photo/Rick Bajornas | Scene from Codrington town in Barbuda during the Secretary-General’s visit in mid-October 2017 to survey the damage caused by successive Category-5 hurricanes.

Coral Reefs Provide Food and Livelihoods for Hundreds of Millions of People, and Support a Quarter of All Marine Life – Their Future Is ‘Extremely Bleak’

Human Wrongs Watch

Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday [14 November 2018] in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late.

Cinzia Osele Bismarck / Coral Reef Image Bank | A diver on a reef in the Red Sea. | Photo from UN News.

“It’s clear to anyone who puts their head below the waves that the fate of the world’s coral reefs is hanging in the balance,” said UNEP chief Erik Solheim. “At the moment these undersea explosions of colour and life face an extremely bleak future.”

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