Monthly Archives: July 2021

Global Hunger Increases: COVID-19, Conflict, Climate Disasters Undermine Progress Towards SDG2 (Zero Hunger)
By admin July 28, 2021

Global Hunger Increases under COVID-19, Conflict, Climate Disasters The Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger aims to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030. Global progress towards achieving Zero Hunger has been steady over the last few years — with some great achievements such as the proportion

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Cryptocurrencies in Africa: Advantages and Disadvantages
By admin July 22, 2021

  Cryptocurrency Boom in Africa Cryptocurrencies are rising in popularity across Africa. According to data from US blockchain research firm: Chainanalysis, monthly cryptocurrency transfers rose by 55% in 2020 with South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria leading in digital currency usage. Hyperinflation, economic instability and a predominantly young population are amongst the many reasons for growing

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Lebanon Financial and Economic Crisis in 2021
By admin July 19, 2021

  The current financial and economic crisis in Lebanon is grabbing the world’s attention. Lebanon has been sinking into a severe economic crisis since 2019. The country’s caretaker Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, appealed to the international community and the United Nations on July 6 to intervene and prevent unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. This comes after the

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Carbon Market: Financing Solutions for Sustainable Development
By admin July 13, 2021

The science of climate change is simple. When we emit greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, more heat gets trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere, raising global temperatures and destabilizing the climate. Global temperatures started to rise during the Industrial Revolution and scientists have long predicted drastic consequences if we hit the 1.5°C mark. WMO Secretary-General Prof.

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Climate Emergency: Global Warming, Heatwaves and Natural Disasters
By admin July 12, 2021

Climate Emergency: An extreme heatwave has severely impacted parts of North America in the past few weeks — highlighting the growing dangers of Climate Change. Hundreds of people may have died as a result of the “heat dome” in Canada and certain U.S. states. According to health officials, heat-related fatalities have been linked to more

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Ethiopia: Tigray, Civil War, Famine
By admin July 8, 2021

                          The situation in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, has gripped the headlines over the last few months as one of the largest countries in Africa slipped into a potential civil war. Ramesh Rajasingham, the UN’s Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator,

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