Archive for January 23rd, 2020

23/01/2020

The Effect of Wildfires on Sustainable Development

23 January 2020 (UN Environment)* — With only 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders in September 2019 called for accelerated action in the next decade to deliver at the scale and speed required. Climate change and global heating however, are increasing the likelihood and intensity of wildfires, which could have a growing impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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23/01/2020

Ten Impacts of the Australian Bushfires

Human Wrongs Watch

22 January 2020 – UN Environment*

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Photo by: REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy (Photo posted here from UN Environment’s story).

1. Physical, direct impacts

Over 18 million hectares have burned in the Australian bushfire season 2019–2020 as of mid-January according to media reports, destroying over 5,900 buildings including over 2,800 homes. In addition to human fatalities, many millions of animals are reported to have been killed.

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23/01/2020

‘The World Is Facing Four Looming Threats to Human Progress: Surging Geopolitical Tensions, the Climate Crisis, Global Mistrust and the Downsides of Technology’ – UN Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

The start of the New Year finds the world facing four looming threats to human progress: surging geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the downsides of technology, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday [22 January 2020]. (*).

UN Photo/Mark Garten | Secretary-General António Guterres (left) briefs the General Assembly meeting on his Priorities for 2020 and the Work of the Organization.
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