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:: Non-industrial emissions key for meeting Kyoto targets

A report by the European Environment Agency released shows that the European Union and all Member States but one are on track to meet their Kyoto Protocol commitments to limit and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

:: Polarstern on its way into the Antarctic

Research vessel Polarstern started its journey from Bremerhaven to its 26th expedition into Antarctica. The expedition consists of four legs and leads Polarstern, operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, at first to Punta Arenas.

:: New report on climate change projects 25 million more malnourished children in 2050

Twenty five million more children will be malnourished in 2050 due to effects of climate change, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This study, the most comprehensive assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture to date, compares the number of malnourished children in 2050 with and without climate change.

:: Rupert Neudeck: Humanitarian work is a beautiful endeavor!

In 1979, German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt stated: "Whoever has visions should go to a doctor." In the same year, Rupert and Christel Neudeck believed: "Whoever has visions should go out and establish Cap Anamur to save boat people from drowning in the South China Sea." To the benefit of ten thousand refugees, the Neudecks turned to the bible rather than official German policy for guidance. As the Old Testament says: "Without a vision the people perish." Laudation of Franz Alt at the Einstein Award.

:: 1.02 billion people hungry

One sixth of humanity undernourished - more than ever before. World hunger is projected to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1 020 million people going hungry every day, according to new estimates published by FAO.

:: United Nations and Marketing Industry Leaders Launch “Hopenhagen”

Global Campaign to Harness Action around the UN Climate Change Conference.

:: Humanitarians must adopt a new mindset and respond to the global economic crisis by fostering a cost-effective culture of prevention

“The rising dangers of climate change require a response from governments equivalent to the one made to address the global financial crisis,” according to the chief executive of the world’s Red Cross and Red Crescent body.

:: Nobel Laureates call for a global deal on climate change

The participants of the St James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium agreed on a Memorandum, which urges “governments at all levels, as well as the scientific community, to join with business and civil society to seize hold of this historic opportunity to transform our carbon-intensive economies into sustainable and equitable systems.

:: National Geographic’s 2009 Greendex Survey of Consumers in 17 Countries finds increase in green Consumer behavior worldwide

In their second annual survey to measure and monitor consumer behaviors that have an impact on the environment, the National Geographic Society and the international polling firm GlobeScan have found an increase in environmentally friendly consumer behavior in 13 of the 14 countries that were surveyed in both 2008 and 2009.

:: Second biggest killer of under-fives being ignored

The international health agenda is failing to save the lives of millions of children by not responding appropriately to causes of child deaths, according to a new WaterAid report released.

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