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Advocates crave conscious youth inclusion to realise the green transition

Youth consultation

Climate change campaigners have identified the conscious inclusion of young people in the decision-making process as a key requirement to unlock the green transition plan. Delegates at the youth consultation The activists, while expressing their observations during a youth consultation on Climate Change and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) organised on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by the United Kingdom and Italy ...

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As 127th Party, Italy is first to join Minamata Convention in 2021

President Sergio Mattarella

On Tuesday, January 5, the Government of Italy deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 127th Party to the Minamata Convention and the first country to join in the new year 2021. President Sergio Mattarella of Italy Weeks earlier on December 16, 2020, the Government of Pakistan deposited its instrument of ratification, thus becoming the 126th Party to the ...

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UN, nations, group react as U.S. leaves Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump

The day after polls closed in the U.S. presidential elections on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States has legally left the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Indeed, whilst ballots are still being counted, climate change has been an issue of importance for people in the U.S., with a considerable number of registered voters indicating that climate ...

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More than 60 evacuated due to possible glacier collapse in Italy

melting glaciers

More than 60 people were on Thursday, August 6, 2020 evacuated from the Val Ferret in Italy’s Aosta valley because a glacier is threatening to collapse on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc. The disappearance of glaciers is considered by scientists as one of the clearest signs of climate change. Photo credit: Around 500,000 tonnes of ice, the ...

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How new dates were agreed for COP26

Alok Sharma

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will now take place from November 1 to 12, 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. Alok Sharma, COP26 President The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed on Thursday, ...

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Italy funds solid waste feasibility study in Kenya’s Ngong town


The Government of Italy is providing a soft loan to the Government of Kenya to improve solid waste management in Ngong town, a satellite urban centre of the capital city, Nairobi. The project will allow the introduction of sanitary landfill technology and resource recovery facilities at a new site in Ngong town that will replace the illegal dumpsite that is ...

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Nigeria battle Italy, others at Beach Soccer W/Cup


African representatives, Nigeria and Senegal, have been slotted in groups A and B in the forthcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, slated to hold between April and May 2017 in Nassau, capital of Bahamas. The draws were held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel on Tuesday, February 28 2017, with 16 countries in attendance. Nigeria, known as the “Sand Eagles”, ...

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Green bonds: Italy lays out roadmap for increasing flows of sustainable finance

Gian Luca Galletti

Italy faces a strategic opportunity to harness its financial system for sustainable development, according to “Financing the Future”, a new report released last week by Italy’s Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (MATTM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report is the result of a year-long national dialogue on greening Italy’s financial system, which received inputs from over 100 experts ...

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Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy


The Italian Civil Protection agency has described Wednesday’s devastating earthquake that hit near Perrugia as a “severe” seismic event. At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night. Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the 3:32 a.m. quake in a ...

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Black Wednesday as quakes hit Italy, Myanmar


At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night on Wednesday near the town of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said, in what is being described by the Italian Civil Protection agency as a “severe” seismic event. The epicentre is in the province of Rieti, northeast of Rome. Residents in the ...

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