18 March 2021 - NPWJ News Digest on Environmental Justice & Human Rights

Articles

UK to spend $1.4bn to cut carbon emissions from industry
Aljazeera, 17 Mar 2021

 The United Kingdom says it plans to invest one billion pounds ($1.39bn) to cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals as part of wider “green revolution” designed to create thousands of jobs and meet climate targets.

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New Delhi world’s most polluted capital for the third year: Study
Aljazeera, 17 Mar 2021

 New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital for the third straight year in 2020, according to IQAir, a Swiss group that measures air quality levels based on the concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles known as PM2.5.

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Protect our ocean 'to solve challenges of century'
BBC News, 17 Mar 2021

 Protecting the ocean has a triple whammy effect, safeguarding climate, food and biodiversity, according to new research. A global map compiled by international scientists pinpoints priority places for action to maximise benefits for people and nature.

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Urgent funding needed for Mozambique, facing ‘triple threat’ of climate change, conflict and COVID-19
UN News, 13 Mar 2021

 Two years after Tropical Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth swept through Mozambique in March 2019, killing hundreds and leaving more than two million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, UN chief António Guterres has recalled the devastation he witnessed first-hand, in the aftermath of one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere.

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There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way.
The New York Times, 11 Mar 2021

 Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past.

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