#poverty News

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With heatwaves roasting cities, chief heat officers try to protect people from temperatures so high 'the body can't cool down'.
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Anecdotes from crisis-hit families underscore the economic and social consequences of floods, storms and cyclones.
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Communication and baseline setting for local community impact has been a key challenge despite almost two years of engagements, said project developer SaraCarbon, whose carbon project is the state's first in line for Verra certification.
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The hidden costs of domestic abuse derail lives and dent economies; experts say governments should do more to help survivors.
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#poverty Opinion

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India is on its way to becoming the third-largest economy in the world, yet unemployment among young people with graduate degrees is at an all-time high.
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A Malawian campaigner and scientist at the UN INC4 negotiations in Ottawa sets out four tests for the global plastic treaty.
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Regular stakeholder consultation is needed to address climate change and lessen pollution-related health impacts.
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Human health relies on healthy ecosystems, but these are under threat. Securing the right to live in a healthy environment is crucial for all.
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#poverty Videos

'Wasted' documentary
Launched as policymakers lock horns with petrochemicals lobbyists over a treaty to end plastic pollution, the documentary produced by Eco-Business asks why opportunities to solve humanity's waste crisis are being wasted. It will premiere in Singapore and screen on the sidelines of the upcoming COP28 climate summit.
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A coalition of scientists and environmentalists found “widespread economic impacts” for communities in the Philippine province, heightening calls for accountability from the sunken tanker reportedly chartered by a San Miguel Corp subsidiary.
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After 20 years without electricity, more than 50 households in Cebu's poorest district have been provided with solar energy, financed by carbon offsets.
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Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
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#poverty Podcasts

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In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' month in the Philippines, the former United Nations special rapporteur tells the Eco-Business Podcast about her lifelong work to empower communities in Asia’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders.
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