UNESCO Green Citizens showcases grassroot projects at the service of biodiversity and sustainable development

UNESCO has launched the Green Citizens initiative to amplify the voice of some 100 local citizen projects worldwide in key domains of biodiversity and sustainable development, including the Ocean, Water/Hydrology, Education for sustainable development, Indigenous and local knowledge. UNESCO has witnessed a great increase in the number and pertinence of local citizen projects over decades of scientific research in biodiversity, oceanography and hydrology, and conservation work in its protected sites around the world (Biosphere Reserves, Geoparks, natural World Heritage sites). The Organization wishes to highlight and support local, innovative, duplicable…

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IFC Promotes Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean with Record Lending in Last Year

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, committed a record $7.1 billion to support private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean in fiscal year 2020, enabling investments to foster sustainable growth across the region, create jobs and fight the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the $7.1 billion invested in the fiscal year ending June 2020, the long-term financing in the region included a record $4 billion mobilized from other investors. IFC’s work with public-private partnerships contributed almost $1.2billion to this mobilization. Despite the challenges of…

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Coca-Cola announces a billion euros of investments over the next five years in support of sustainable development in France

At the occasion of the Choose France Summit, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey announces a major investment plan over the next five years as part of the company’s long-term commitment to France. This investment plan will be discussed during a meeting between James Quincey and President Emmanuel Macron on Monday January 20th in the frame of the Summit. The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the primary bottling partner in the country, together plan to invest as much as one billion euros behind the introduction of new products…

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Artificial intelligence, artistic freedom and gender equality drive UNESCO Create|2030 Talks

Create|2030, a new series of Talks to explore how investments in creativity can have a direct impact on achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, took place at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 11 to 14 December in the framework of the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005).  Addressing main challenges of our time from Women in the Digital Arts, Artificial Intelligence, Artistic Freedom, and Civil Society as Actors of Change, the Talks featured government officials,…

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