August 3, 2021

Value of investment funds committed to selling off fossil fuel assets jumps to $5 trillion

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By Damian Carrington, The Guardian From Business Insider The value of investment funds committed to selling off fossil fuel assets has jumped to $5.2tn, doubling in just over a year. The new total, published on Monday, was welcomed by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who said: “It’s clear the transition to a clean energy future […]

The U.N. eats trash for lunch as food waste takes center stage

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By Marilyn La Jeunesse From Mashable A Sunday’s lunch at the United Nations was a piece of garbage. No, really. Lunch was made from food that would have otherwise found itself in a landfill halfway across the world. The “landfill lunch” was served to about 30 world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit […]

Bajan at Hart of climate talks

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By TONY BEST, From Barbados Nation News Immediately after the global climate change pact became a done deal in Paris, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon turned to his trusted top climate change adviser and asked: “what about 1.5.”? Selwin Hart, the 45-year old Bajan who played a pivotal role in the behind-the scenes negotiations in […]