News Outlets Report On Various Environmental Impacts To Global Health, Food Security, Disaster Resilience
CBS News: How stoves can help solve a global pollution crisis
“…[F]or many people in developing countries, the biggest exposure to pollution happens inside their homes. Some three billion people worldwide depend on solid fuel — often wood, charcoal, or dung — for heat and light…” (Ivanova, 10/6).
Innovators Magazine: Climate action key to ending hunger
“A major international conference in Marseille [last] week has highlighted the links between climate change and rising levels of hunger. The second International Conference on Water and Climate — organized by the World Water Council (WWC) — brought together 150 stakeholders to discuss and raise awareness about the impact climate change is having on efforts to feed a growing global population…” (10/5).
PRI: As seas warm, small island states face a dangerous future
“…Dessima Williams, former Grenada U.N. ambassador, says the Caribbean people remain resilient and self-reliant, but they have limited financial capacity to recover and rebuild. This situation makes global action on limiting climate change and preparing for its impacts, especially on Small Island Developing States, more urgent than ever, says Williams, who was also the former special adviser for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals…” (Wernick, 10/7).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: More trees help water sanitation, reduce child deaths: study
“More trees at water sources improve sanitation and lead to fewer children dying from diarrhea in poor countries, a global study said on Monday. The study examined the health of 300,000 children and the quality of watersheds across 35 countries including Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Colombia, and found that having more trees upstream led to healthier children…” (Taylor, 10/9).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Learn from indigenous people to fight climate change, says Swedish aid chief
“With generations of experience conserving land and forests, indigenous people’s knowledge about climate change could help inform decisions at next month’s United Nations climate talks, but their environmental wisdom is often ignored. The head of Sweden’s international development agency said that must change — and climate change negotiators should learn from indigenous people…” (Zweynert, 10/6).
U.N. News Centre: U.N. chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action after visit to hurricane-stricken Barbuda
“Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while stressing the need to accelerate climate action…” (10/7).