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United Nations proclaims 21 March as International Day of Forests

March 19th, 2014 by Richard Lord

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting […]

Europe is more dependent on foreign land to provide it with products than any other region

October 10th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Europe is more dependent on foreign land to provide it with products such as food and clothes than any other region in the world, research published by Friends of the Earth reveals, as UN negotiations to regulate land-grabbing begin at the Rome summit. The report calculates different national and regional ‘land footprints’ – land used […]

Family fun and a useful education at the Tree and Woodcraft Fair at Fairfield, Castel on 1 October 2011

October 3rd, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Tree and Woodcraft Fair organised by The Guernsey Society of the Men of the Trees in celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011 took place on the hottest 1 October ever recorded in Guernsey, with the temperature exceeding 23 degrees Celsius. The Tree Fair, which ran from midday to about 4 pm was […]

World Environment Day is 5 June 2011

February 7th, 2011 by Events

The United Nations World Environment Day is held on 5 June each year.  For more information about this annual celebration please visit the World Environment Day website. World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take […]

World Population Day takes place on 11 July

February 7th, 2011 by Events

World Population Day takes place on 11 July 2011. For more information please visit the United Nations website. The human population on Earth is currently increasing by the population of Guernsey every six hours and 53 minutes. Poodwaddle.com

World Bank-UN Report Charts Path to Prevent Death and Destruction from Natural Hazards

November 12th, 2010 by World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2010 — A new joint report from the World Bank and the United Nations says that annual global losses from natural disasters could triple to $185 billion by the end of this century, even without calculating the impact of climate change.  Climate change could then add $28-$68 billion more in damages […]

Report by the high-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Finance shows that Political will can unlock $100 billion in climate finance

November 5th, 2010 by WWF

New York, USA: A high level analysis of climate finance submitted to the UN today has demonstrated that it is possible to raise at least US$100 billion a year from new sources of public funding to fight climate change by 2020. The conservative analysis by the special High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Finance (AGF) […]