Archive for December 2nd, 2019


Moving Fast to Beat Fast Fashion

2 December 2019 (UN Environment)*When Omar Itani couldn’t find anywhere to dispose his second-hand clothes, he set a chain of events in motion that he could never have imagined.

Making the decision not to contribute to Lebanon’s landfill, he instead decided to set up his own solution. The social enterprise FabricAID was born.

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Dark Skies, Bright Future: Overcoming Nigeria’s E-Waste Epidemic

By UN Environment*It’s close to midnight on a Sunday and the skies of Lagos hang dark over the glittering lights of the city’s 17.5 million residents. One of those lights is small fire in a field in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, where 24-year-old John stands, tossing cables into the flames.


Photo by Irene Galan / UN Environment

“I’ve been coming to this place for almost six years now, I like it because when I am here nobody disturbs me,” John says. He is one of the hundreds of informal ‘pickers’ who make a living scavenging saleable materials from the Odo-Iyalaro scrapyard, home to a thriving informal market for electronic waste.

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World’s Governments Plan to Produce 120% More Fossil Fuels by 2030 than Can Be Burned Under 1.5°C Warming

Human Wrongs Watch

2 December 2019 (UN Environment)*The world is on track to produce far more coal, oil and gas than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C, creating a “production gap” that makes climate goals much harder to reach, according to the first report to assess countries’ plans and projections for fossil fuel production.


Pixabay {photo posted here from UN Environment].

The Production Gap Report complements the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report, which shows that country pledges fall short of the emission reductions needed to meet global temperature limits.

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