Archive for March 7th, 2021

07/03/2021

New Report Links 2020’s Record-Breaking Fires in Brazil’s Pantanal Wetlands to World’s Biggest Meat Processor

07/03/2021

5 Reasons We Need Wildlife in Order to Survive

07/03/2021

5G’s Threats to Wildlife

Human Wrongs Watch

By Miguel Coma | Wall Street International*

A letter to Greta Thunberg: is 5G an experiment on life?

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Birds and insects can sense the magnetic field of the earth to find their way
Birds and insects can sense the magnetic field of the earth to find their way | Image from Wall Street International.

Dear Greta,

I am an engineer, not a biologist. Yet, I realize wildlife and biodiversity are the Earth’s greatest treasures and need to be protected. In previous letters, I discussed large-scale 5G networks’ energy consumption and climate impacts. I proposed more sustainable alternatives to 5G public networks. Today, I will report how 5G threatens ecosystems and biodiversity.

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07/03/2021

‘Nature and Biodiversity Loss. Climate Change. Pollution and Waste. The Three Planetary Crises. All of Which Are Destroying the Natural World and Threatening Our Future’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Inger Andersen,  Executive Director, UNEP*

Tackling marine plastic pollution and protecting our oceans

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Unsplash / 03 Mar 2021

In 2020, the world’s attention turned to the COVID-19 pandemic. But even as we poured all of energy and resources into tackling it, many pointed to wider issues as contributing factors. Nature and biodiversity loss. Climate change. Pollution and waste. The three planetary crises. All of which are destroying the natural world and threatening our future.

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07/03/2021

Women in Europe Need ‘Greater Economic Independence’ to Avoid Poverty

Human Wrongs Watch

6 March 2021 (UN News)* — Women in Europe should be given “greater economic independence” through equal pay, childcare support and the sharing of domestic duties to ensure that they do not fall into poverty, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Unsplash/Tom Parsons | A homeless woman begs for money in the centre of London, United Kingdom

Olivier De Shutter recently conducted a two-month mission to the European Union, where women are more likely to fall into poverty than men, a situation that has further deteriorated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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07/03/2021

Change Up the Pace: Women at the Table

Human Wrongs Watch

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director*

International Women’s Day this year comes at a difficult time for the world and for gender equality, but at a perfect moment to fight for transformative action and to salute women and young people for their relentless drive for gender equality and human rights. Our focus is on women’s leadership and on ramping up representation in all the areas where decisions are made – currently mainly by men – about the issues that affect women’s lives. The universal and catastrophic lack of representation of women’s interests has gone on too long. [Also available in: ar | es | fr | ru | zh]

 

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