Archive for December 12th, 2019


Pulses Take the Stage in Flagship Partnership

Human Wrongs Watch

FAO and the Global Pulse Confederation agree to bolster production and consumption of nutritious pulse crops

Photo: ©FAO/PierPaolo CitoA variety of pulses.

ROME, 10 December 2019 (FAO)* – FAO and the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) today agreed on a three-year partnership to promote cultivation of foods such as lentils, dry beans, dry peas and chickpeas and to advocate for their high nutritional values.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Could Save US$ 621 Billion by 2050 Through the Decarbonization of Energy, Transport Sectors

Human Wrongs Watch

Madrid, 12 December 2019 (UN Environment)* Latin America and the Caribbean could achieve annual savings of US$ 621 billion by 2050 if the region’s energy and transport sectors reach net-zero emissions, according to new findings from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) presented today [12 December 2019] in Madrid at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25.


Pixabay (photo posted here from UN Environment).
The findings are included in an advance executive summary of the Zero Carbon Latin America and the Caribbean 2019 Report, which will soon be published, and which highlights the opportunities, costs and benefits of coupled decarbonization of power generation and transportation.
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