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Improving Child Health in Nigeria Through Education, Awareness and Quality Water and Sanitation Products

Aimcare, a Nigerian social enterprise focusing in hygiene education, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to facilitate access to clean water and sanitation to 200,000 low-income Nigerians in...
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Primark to Train 160,000 Cotton Farmers in Sustainability Drive

Primark has announced plans to improve its sustainability credentials by training 160,000 cotton farmers in India, Pakistan and China in environmentally friendly farming methods by 2022. The target is part...
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From Farm to Table: Online Company Increasing Incomes of Turkish Small-scale Farmers by Connecting Them Directly to Consumers

Fair trade company Tarlamvar has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to revitalize Turkey’s small-scale farming sector by providing livelihood opportunities to at least 1000 low-income small-scale family...
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Tetra Pak Becomes First Carton Packaging Company to Launch Paper Straws in Europe

Tetra Pak has started field testing​ its paper straws for beverage products with customers in Europe. The move means Tetra Pak is the first carton packaging company to provide such...
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UNDRR Announces Urban Resilience Programme for Central Asia During Regional Conference

The project will support the development of national DRR strategies and disaster loss accounting systems in compliance with the Sendai Framework to help guide future DRR investments by providing more...
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BRICS Ministers Commit to Urban Environmental Management, Global Climate and Biodiversity Issues

At the fifth BRICS Ministers of Environment meeting, ministers decided to “establish and strengthen concrete mechanisms of implementation of the cooperation initiatives,” and agreed to focus on “action-oriented cooperation”. Ministers...
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This Man is Turning Cities into Giant Sponges to Save Lives

What if cities learned to absorb rainfall, neutralise floods and turn their streets green in the process? Meet Kongjian Yu, a Chinese architect doing just that. ‘We can make friends...
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Certification Program Launches in Asia to Promote Renewable Energy

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is for the first time expanding its Green-e® certification program to renewable energy projects based in Asia, starting with pilot projects from Apple in Singapore...
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UNEP, UN Human Rights Office Partner to Protect Environmental Human Rights Defenders

A cooperation agreement between UNEP and the UN Human Rights Office aims to drive better protection of environmental human rights defenders and their families. The agreement responds to the growing...
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High-level Meeting Commits Financial and Technical Support for African Food Security

Participants at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue agreed on a communique that commits financial and technical support “commensurate to the size of the food security challenge” in Africa....
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Massive Floating ‘Pumice Raft’ Could Be A Lifesaver For The Embattled Great Barrier Reef

A Manhattan-sized floating mass of pumice bits in the Pacific that erupted from an underground volcano could turn out to be a lifesaver for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists say....
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WRI Proposes ‘Menu of Solutions’ to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems

‘The World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future’ calls for major adjustments in the production of food and in people’s consumption and explores a 22-item “menu for a sustainable...
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