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UN report on the Ogoniland oil spills could be catalyst for change | John Vidal, guardian.co.uk

It’s not often that 275 pages of bald facts and figures, measurements and dry data changes anything. But the UN environment programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland published on Friday, has genuinely shocked people around the world and gives hope to impoverished communities on the delta that their struggle for human rights against pollution and poverty is at least being recognised. ...

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Sustainable Management of Water Resources Key to Peace and Security in Central Asia | UNEP

Boosting cooperation between countries sharing the waters of the Amu Darya, Central Asia’s longest river, could be key to future peace and security in the region a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says. Big hydropower projects planned upstream, demand for irrigated agriculture downstream and growing concern that climate change is shifting weather patterns are ...

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‘Green Economy’ Needs $1.3 Trillion Investment Per Year, UN Says | Bloomberg

Nations can kick-start a “green economy” by redirecting $1.3 trillion a year from industries that overuse resources to 10 areas ranging from forestry to buildings, the United Nations Environment Program said. The expense — about 2 percent of economic output — would help cut greenhouse gases and avoid price shocks associated with a dependence on fossil fuels and other commodities, ...

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