Archive for June 25th, 2021

25/06/2021

“The Creation of a Palestinian State Is Inescapable”

Human Wrongs Watch

NEW YORK, Jun 25 2021 (IPS)* – Every Israeli will sooner than later realize that the creation of a Palestinian state is the only way by which Israel can protect its democracy, independence, national security and national Jewish identity. Denying Palestinian statehood defies Israel’s existence as we know it.
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A building damaged by an Israeli air strike amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza City. Only a political solution will end the “senseless and costly cycles of violence” between Israelis and Palestinians, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said in a briefing to the UN Security Council in May. Credit: UNRWA/Mohamed Hinnawi

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25/06/2021

Banks Increased Deforestation-Linked Investments by $8B during Covid-19: Report

Human Wrongs Watch

By Mongabay – TRANSCEND Media Service*

A fire in an area that registered Prodes deforestation warnings between 2017-2019. Photo: Christian Braga / Greenpeace.

  • A new analysis of financial data by Forests & Finance, a coalition of NGOs, has found that weak policies and continued major investments in forest-risk sectors are driving deforestation in Southeast Asia, Latin America and West and Central Africa.

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25/06/2021

Education Is a Key Lifeline for World’s Forests

Human Wrongs Watch

New survey points out that forest education must be strengthened to meet global challenges

Photo: ©FAO/Ch. Errath

Forestry education needs to be improved, according to new survey.

ROME, 24 June 2021 (FAO)* – Forest education at all levels – from primary schools to universities – is insufficient in many countries of the world, according to the results of a global survey led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) with the support of other international and regional partners.

25/06/2021

Pollution from Farming and Harbours Imperils Coastal Habitats: New Report

Human Wrongs Watch

25 June 2021 (UNEP)* — The plants and animals that live along the world’s coasts are coming under increased pressure from pollution tied to harbours, agriculture, and fish and shrimp farming warns a new report from the International Resource Panel.

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Photo: The Ocean Agency / 25 Jun 2021

The study, Governing Coastal Resources, says there is an urgent need to limit coastal pollution and other byproducts of industry, including the introduction of invasive species.

Failing that, some coastal ecosystems, as well as the ocean-based economy they support, could collapse, said the report.

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