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[NEWS] Sustainable Development Goals are Indivisible

“雨已經成為我的敵人。 當下雨時,我的心就會沉淪下去,“在烏干達西部Isingiro區經營一家村莊雜貨店的企業家Jane說。

多年來,Isingiro地區的森林已經轉變為農田。 這導致土地無法在大雨中保留水源,導致包括簡氏在內的洪水破壞房屋,農作物和商業。 它還導致了土壤中的營養物質流失,造成水污染。 此外,來自濕地的水不再為人類或牲畜消費而清潔。

“Rain has become my enemy. When it rains, my heart sinks,” says Jane, an entrepreneur who runs a village grocery shop in the Isingiro District of Western Uganda.

Over the years the forests in the Isingiro area have been transformed into farmland. This has resulted in the land failing to retain water during heavy downpours causing floods damaging homes, crops and businesses, including Jane’s. It has also led to nutrient runoff from the soil, contributing to water pollution. Furthermore, water from wetlands is no longer clean for human or livestock consumption.

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[NEWS] Misappropriation of Resources cause of Corruption in Education Sector

阿克拉,6月19日,加納 – 一項關於“基礎教育腐敗風險及其對實現可持續發展目標4和16的可能影響”的研究,引用了濫用資源和濫用該系統作為該國基礎教育的主要腐敗行為部門。

這是在由加納廉政倡議組織與加納國家教育運動聯盟(GNECC)合作組織的歸還會議和提高認識運動中透露的,透明國際提供了資助。

Accra, June 19, GNA – A research on “Corruption Risk at the Basic education Level and the likely Impact on Achieving the SDGs 4 and 16”, cited misappropriation of resources and abuse of the system as the main corruption behaviour in the country’s basic education sector.

This was disclosed at a restitution meeting and awareness campaign on the research, organised by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) in collaboration with the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), with funding support from Transparency International.

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[NEWS] Talanoa Dialogue: CSDevNet wants urgent Climate Change action

氣候可持續發展網絡(CSDevNet)國家協調員Atayi Babs先生呼籲尼日利亞緊急應對氣候變化行動,以避免未來發生危險的氣候災害。

Babs在尼日利亞籌備2018年促進對話(被稱為“Talanoa對話”)的背景下,在阿布賈接受了尼日利亞通訊社(NAN)的採訪。

Mr Atayi Babs, the National Coordinator, Climate Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), has called for urgent climate change action in Nigeria to avoid dangerous climate disasters in future.

Babs made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, against the backdrop of Nigeria’s preparation for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue known as “Talanoa Dialogue’’.

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[NEWS] Global Observances and Initiatives Focus on Plastics, Illegal Fishing

環境署和合作夥伴發布了“2018年太平洋海洋氣候變化報告卡”,其中總結了氣候變化和其他壓力因素對太平洋島嶼海岸和海洋的影響。

開發計劃署啟動了一項全球運動,鼓勵志願服務支持可持續發展目標14的實現

海洋塑料清洗機將開始收集大太平洋垃圾補丁中的海洋垃圾。

UNEP and partners released a ‘Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card 2018,’ which summarizes the impacts of climate change and other stressors on Pacific islands’ coasts and seas.

UNDP launched a global campaign encouraging volunteerism in support of SDG 14 achievement.

An ocean plastic-cleaning machine will begin collecting marine debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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[NEWS] Sustainability a Fundamental Constituent for Sofidel in Value Creation Process

隨著全球對環境保護的認識不斷提高,Sofidel作為歐洲第二大紙巾組織行業的領導者和第二大公司,將可持續發展作為其價值創造過程的基本組成部分。 憑藉Regina品牌在英國組織類別中超過50年的增長,Sofidel通過其衛生和家用衛生紙產品的開發和創新繼續對環境產生積極影響。

As the world turns its awareness to the protection of the environment, Sofidel, an industry leader and the 2nd largest company in tissue category in Europe, prioritises sustainability as a fundamental constituent in its value creation process. With more than 50 years of growth in the tissue category specifically in the UK with the Regina brand, Sofidel continues to have a positive impact on the environment through development and innovation for its hygienic and domestic tissue products.

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[NEWS] Episcopal Relief & Development Responding to Volcano Eruption in Hawaii

主教救濟與發展(https://www.episcopalrelief.org/)與夏威夷主教管區(http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/)和希洛聖使徒教會合作,在5月3日,基拉韋厄火山在夏威夷的大島首次爆發。從火山噴出的熔岩消滅了數百個房屋。數千人被迫撤離,其中包括位於疏散區北部半小時的聖使徒教堂的一些成員。

6月6日星期三,基拉韋厄峰會爆發,引發5.4級地震。主教救濟和發展部門的支持為住在緊急避難所的撤離人員提供洗衣服務,並為受影響地區的學校提供9台空氣淨化器。普納地區的空氣質量因爆發中的二氧化硫而惡化。地方當局一直在分發麵罩以防灰,但面罩不能防止蒸汽和氣體。因此,需要空氣淨化器,特別是在學校。

Episcopal Relief & Development (https://www.episcopalrelief.org/) is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/) and Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo to provide emergency assistance after the Kilauea volcano first erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 3. Lava flows from the volcano wiped out hundreds of homes. Thousands were forced to evacuate, including some members of Church of the Holy Apostles which is located about a half-hour north of the evacuation zone.

An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area on Wednesday, June 6 with the force of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake. Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is providing laundry services for evacuees staying in emergency shelters and nine air purifiers for schools in impacted areas. Air quality in the Puna District has worsened due to sulfur dioxide from the eruption. Local authorities have been distributing masks to shield from the ash, but the masks do not protect against vapors and gases. As a result, air purifiers are needed, especially in schools.

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[NEWS] What are You Eating Today?

今天是可持續的美食日,並且是一個擁抱對地球有益的飲食習慣的場合。

全球認為,在當地就餐是全球公民在購物時應該考慮的重要信息之一。

“大會,聯合國教育,科學及文化組織(教科文組織)和糧食及農業組織(糧農組織)致力於與會員國,聯合國組織和其他國際和區域機構合作,促進可持續美食日的舉辦 ,以及民間社會,觀察這一天,提高公眾對可持續發展貢獻的認識,“專門的聯合國網站透露。

Today is Sustainable Gastronomy Day and an occasion to embrace eating habits that are good for the planet.

Think globally, eat locally is one of the big messages citizens worldwide are being encouraged to think about when they go shopping.

“The General Assembly, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) work to facilitate the observance of Sustainable Gastronomy Day, in collaboration with Member States, UN organisations and other international and regional bodies, as well as civil society, to observe the Day in raising public awareness of its contribution to sustainable development,” the dedicated UN website reveal.

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[NEWS] BAT Wins AREA Awards for Green Leadership

英美煙草公司(英美煙草公司)孟加拉國榮獲國際榮譽獎,2018年亞洲責任企業獎(AREA),其企業社會責任倡議Deepto在綠色領導類下。

該獎項最近在菲律賓馬尼拉舉行的國際企業社會責任峰會2018上交出。 英美煙草孟加拉國法律和外部事務部負責人Mubina Asaf代表該公司收到該獎項。

2011年啟動的Deepto是利用可再生能源為山區地區的離網區域帶來電力的經濟實惠方式。 迄今為止,已經安裝了2,064套太陽能住宅系統,覆蓋了Bandarban,Khagrachari和Rangamati地區的23個村莊,首次向12,000多人提供電力。 Deepto改變了受益者的社會和經濟狀況,並顯著改善了他們的生活。

British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh received international accolade, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award 2018 (AREA) for its CSR initiative Deepto under Green Leadership category.

The award was handed over at the International CSR Summit 2018 held in Manila, Philippines recently. Mubina Asaf, Head of Legal & External Affairs, BAT Bangladesh received the award on behalf of the company, said a press release.

Incepted in 2011, Deepto is an affordable approach to utilize renewable energy to bring electricity in the off-grid areas in hill tract areas. Until now 2,064 solar home systems have been installed covering 23 villages of Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts to provide electricity for the first time to more than 12,000 people. Deepto has changed the social and the economic condition of the beneficiaries and has improved their livelihood significantly.

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[NEWS] The Quintessential Feature of Indian Urbanism

以活動和物質存在的形式 – 是印度城市主義和南方全球城市化的基本特徵。城市背景下的非正規性可以從多個框架中理解為空間分類(貧民窟),社會經濟群體(非正式勞動),組織形式(基於規則/關係)和知識與實踐。隨著正式和非正式空間的結合以及印度城市街頭經濟體所見的活動帶來了城市體驗。在其他亞洲城市,例如香港旺角區擁擠不堪的街道,對批評街頭和市場過度擁擠的人提供了反面的敘述:它們充噹噹地人的聚會場所,象徵著吸引外國的亞洲異國情調的混亂和無計劃的空間性遊客。旺角內城區的每個角落都擠滿了交通,購物者,路過的人,嬰兒車,當地人和來自其他地方的遊客。不同用途的街道變化帶來的時間變化 – 筆式空氣市場,車輛,新舊混合的不可預知的混合,商店,路邊餐館增添了街頭生活的活力和活力,並有助於製作。

In the form of activities and material presence – is an essential feature of urbanism in India and the global South in general. Informality in the urban context can be understood from multiple frames as spatial categorization (slum), socio-economic groups (informalized labor), forms of organization (rule-based/relation-based) and knowledge and practices. The urban experience is brought about with the coming together of formal and informal spaces, and activities as witnessed in street economies across urban India. In other Asian cities like the overcrowded streets in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong provides a counter narrative to the criticism of overcrowded streets and markets:  they serve as hangouts for the locals, symbolize the chaos and unplanned spatiality of the Asiatic exoticism that appeals to foreign tourists. Every corner of the inner- city area of Mongkok is filled with traffic, shoppers, passer-by, strollers, locals and visitors from other places. Temporal changes brought about by changes in the street from varied uses – pen air bazaar, vehicles, unpredictable mixing of new and old, shops, roadside eateries add to the vibrancy and vitality of street life and help in place making.

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[NEWS] Increase Allocation for Education, Health

擬議預算中的教育和衛生撥款分別較去年增加5.2%和13.2%。 專家表示,這兩個行業的配額分別應該增加25%和20%左右,以幫助實現可持續發展目標(SDG)。 事實上,如果孟加拉國想改變未來,實現2010年國家教育政策和2021年遠景規定的目標,並投資於每個人的全民健康覆蓋面,那麼他們應該在教育方面投入更多的資金。

Allocations for education and health in the proposed budget rose by 5.2 percent and 13.2 percent respectively from the outgoing fiscal year’s. Experts say that allocations for these two sectors should increase by around 25 and 20 percent, respectively, to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, Bangladesh should invest more in education if it wants to change its future and achieve the goals set in the National Education Policy 2010 and Vision 2021, and also invest in the universal health coverage for everyone.

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