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2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk

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United Nations, January 27 More than 500 global investors gathered today at the United Nations to begin mobilizing the trillions of dollars needed to catalyse the global clean energy transition. Speaking just days after scientists confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year on record, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged investors to help achieve a doubling in global clean energy investments by 2020. Ban said, “I call on the investor community to build on the strong momentum from Paris and seize the opportunities for clean energy growth. I challenge investors to double – at a minimum – their clean energy investments by [Read More]

ECOSOC celebrates its 70th anniversary: “Keep working for development, after the 2030 agenda”

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NEW YORK, 24 January, 2016 – 70th birthday for the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC on January 23, 2016. The UN organ established under the United Nations Charter in 1945, became operative the following year. In the seven decades since its creation, it has committed to remove the root causes of war, degradation, as well as socio-economic gap between all people. “We have a rich history in ECOSOC, but the bar has been raised”, Council’s President Oh Joon commented during a the commemoration held at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday. He also stressed the results so far achieved [Read More]

Winter Storm Jonas Pounding Queens

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Queens, New York, USA, January 23 2016 – Nurses from Queens General Hospital on the way home from the NiteShift get stuck on an plowed side street of Jamaica. Winter Storm Jonas will continue bringing snow till 5pm Saturday afternoon and is expected to dump close to two feet of snow in the suburbs of New York City. Nurses from Queens General Hospital on the way home from the Nite Shift get stuck on an plowed side street of Jamaica. Winter Storm Jonas will continue bringing snow till 5pm Saturday afternoon and is expected to dump close to two feet [Read More]

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