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We cannot play a waiting game: UN climate chief

We cannot play a waiting game: UN climate chief | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The UN climate chief has urged governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a report said limiting global warming was still attainable.
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United Nations says international conflicts are hurting farmers and cutting ... - ABC Online

United Nations says international conflicts are hurting farmers and cutting ... - ABC Online | Global Issues | Scoop.it
United Nations says international conflicts are hurting farmers and cutting ...
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United Nations says international conflicts are hurting farmers and cutting food production. ABC Rural. By Catherine McAloon.
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Kenya e-waste recyclers turn trash into cash

Used electronics like old mobile phones or computers are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally. In Kenya, it is estimated that about 15000 tonnes of electronic waste are shipped...
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Which Country Consumes The Most Energy? - Choose Energy Blog

Which Country Consumes The Most Energy? - Choose Energy Blog | Global Issues | Scoop.it

“Which Country Consumes The Most Energy?(China will consume almost 120 quadrillion BTUs of energy this year- learn more about global energy consumption here: http://t.co/vFby5VqsV7)...”

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United Nations Global Issues - Home

United Nations Global Issues - Home | Global Issues | Scoop.it
This is the site for Global Issues at the United Nations. Here you will find links to the main Global Issues websites of the UN.

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10 greatest threats facing the world in 2014

10 greatest threats facing the world in 2014 | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum released Thursday its 'Global Risks 2014' report.
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Global Issues - Social Justice Poverty Aid and Development - Caritas Australia

Global Issues - Social Justice Poverty Aid and Development - Caritas Australia | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Understand the issues that underpin human development and impact on poverty.
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49 Million Tons of Electronic Waste Generated in 2012

49 Million Tons of Electronic Waste Generated in 2012 | Global Issues | Scoop.it
We all love the thrill of buying a shiny, new gadget, but very little thought goes into what we do with our old devices.
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Poverty on the rise despite growing economy, experts say - Telegraph

Poverty on the rise despite growing economy, experts say - Telegraph | Global Issues | Scoop.it
18 million people cannot afford adequate housing as poverty rises from 14 to 33 per cent, study finds
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Water Facts: Water

Water Facts: Water | Global Issues | Scoop.it
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▶ Alternative Energy - YouTube

A new wave of technologies is on the verge of producing energy that's clean, renewable, and most importantly, affordable.
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The yardstick of wealth - Hans Rosling places the world’s 7 billion people, Don't Panic - The Truth About Population, This World - BBC Two

The yardstick of wealth - Hans Rosling places the world’s 7 billion people, Don't Panic - The Truth About Population, This World - BBC Two | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Where are you on the yardstick of wealth? Statistics wizard Hans Rosling’s global line up
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▶ Don't Waste Your Waste - YouTube

WASTE -- an informative short film on the relationship between food waste and resource waste. A film production of SCHNITTSTELLE THURN GbR commissioned by WW...
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TED: Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world - Hans Rosling / Ola Rosling (2014)

TED: Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world - Hans Rosling / Ola Rosling (2014) | Global Issues | Scoop.it
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you...
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New money to tackle Ebola outbreak

New money to tackle Ebola outbreak | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing $50m to help step up efforts to tackle Ebola in West Africa.
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Identifying the Best Ways to Increase Energy Access

Identifying the Best Ways to Increase Energy Access | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The Soccket – created by a US-based NGO and distributed around the developing world – allows kids to play soccer during the day and then use the kinetic energy from their balls to power a reading lamp at night.
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Poverty Facts and Stats — Global Issues

Poverty Facts and Stats — Global Issues | Global Issues | Scoop.it
This part of the globalissues.org web site presents some of the hard hitting facts and statistics on poverty.
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▶ Iraq Explained -- ISIS, Syria and War - YouTube

The current crisis in Iraq explained in under 5 minutes. There is war in Iraq? Again? And the US and Iran are talking about working together? And who is this...
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World Gets 22% of Electricity From Renewable Energy - The Numbers - WSJ

World Gets 22% of Electricity From Renewable Energy - The Numbers - WSJ | Global Issues | Scoop.it
An estimated 22.1% of the world's electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013. That percentage is expected to rise as countries across the globe pour money and resources into alternative, clean energy.
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The Future of FOOD How to feed our growing planet

The Future of FOOD How to feed our growing planet | Global Issues | Scoop.it
In our rapidly changing, globalized world, we all need to understand how food has made us who we are today and how it shapes our future. Starting with the May issue of National Geographic magazine and continuing through 2014, National Geographic explores our complex relationship with what we eat and where our food comes from.
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South Sudan's Wildlife Become Casualties of War and Are Killed to Feed Soldiers and Rebels (Page 1 of 4)

South Sudan's Wildlife Become Casualties of War and Are Killed to Feed Soldiers and Rebels (Page 1 of 4) | Global Issues | Scoop.it
While South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar agreed last week to end the country's devastating six-month conflict by forming a transitional government within the next two months, it may come too late for this country's wildlife as conservation officials accuse fighters on both sides of engaging in killing wild animals to feed their forces. Poaching has always been a common practice in South Sudan. But conservationists say that since the conflict between the government and forc
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Are We Measuring the Right Things? The Latest Multidimensional Poverty Index is Launched Today – What do You Think?

Are We Measuring the Right Things? The Latest Multidimensional Poverty Index is Launched Today – What do You Think? | Global Issues | Scoop.it
I’m definitely not a stats geek, but every now and then, I get caught up in some of the nerdy excitement generated by measuring the state of the world. Take today’s launch (in London, but webstreamed) of a new ‘Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014’ for example – it’s fascinating. This is the fourth MPI (the first came out in 2010), and is again produced by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), led by Sabina Alkire, a definite uber-geek on all things poverty related. The MPI brings together 10 indicators, with equal weighting for education, health and living standards (see table). If you tick a third or more of the boxes, you are counted as poor.
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The yardstick of wealth - Hans Rosling places the world’s 7 billion people, Don't Panic - The Truth About Population, This World - BBC Two

The yardstick of wealth - Hans Rosling places the world’s 7 billion people, Don't Panic - The Truth About Population, This World - BBC Two | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Where are you on the yardstick of wealth? Statistics wizard Hans Rosling’s global line up
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WASTE - English - YouTube

WASTE -- an informative short film on the relationship between food waste and resource waste. A film production of SCHNITTSTELLE THURN GbR commissioned by WW...
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