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Africa Climate Change Weeks Closes with a Call for Investments

The five-day Africa Climate Week ended in Accra on Friday with participants calling for increased investments and enabling environment for the implementation of climate...
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Forum Underway In Seoul Towards Fighting Climate Change

Seoul, Republic of Korea (ESCAP News) –More than 250 domestic policy-makers, international development professionals and green technology specialists from 44 countries convened at the Seoul...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and corporate tax inversions in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, April 5, 2016. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Obama to combat climate change through sports

US President, Barack Obama has lauded America’s sports teams and athletes for squaring up to the threat of climate change. Marking the inaugural ‘Green...

Kenya to introduce drought resistant tree to combat climate change

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Director Ben Chikamai told Xinhua in Nairobi that the new variety is an improved version of Melia Volkensii, which...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Foreign Ministers of North America confer on Zika virus and terrorism

Following their meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters that he believes Canada's future contribution to the fight against the Islamic...