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High Commissioner for Human Rights: Climate change is a threat to human rights

In an appeal to the forum of 47 members, the High Commissioner credited the current climate situation as the greatest threat to human rights and referring to the forest fires said “We are burning up our future – literally.” She stated that “Climate change is a reality that now effects every region of the world,” […]

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​Land degradation may lead to 10-17 % loss of global GDP according to Executive Secretary of UNCCD

Starting out by briefly mentioning the importance of land in general, Mr. Thiaw proceeded to talk of land degradation and restoration from an economic perspective, stating that the loss to the world economy due to land degradation “is estimated between 10 and 17 % of the global GDP”. When later asked whether it is true […]

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