Blog

United Nations Commitment to Climate Change Solutions

Three years ago, world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This agreement pledged to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to work to keep the increase as close as possible to 1.5 degrees.
On September 26th, 2018, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “We need to do more, and we […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has left 22.2 million in need of assistance, 8.4 million people severely food insecure, and a further 10 million that could fall into this category by the end of the year.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council on Friday. “We are losing the fight against famine.”
The conflict in […]

By |September 5th, 2018|Clean Water, Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Ebola Outbreak Democratic Republic of Congo

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) on August 1st 2018.

This is the second Ebola outbreak in the DRC this year and it is nearly twice as deadly. The town of Mangina, Mabalako Health Zone, and North Kivu Province has discovered […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Developing Nations, Disaster Relief|0 Comments

Agriculture Development for Hurricane-Affected Farmers in Haiti

Farmers in Haiti are still recovering from the devastating Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development will be investing $10.8 million to help restore agricultural productivity on the island nation. The funds will be used to spread sustainable farming practices and technologies.

“Haiti’s rural population suffers from a vicious circle of low […]

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change in Comoros

Comoros is an island archipelago located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Madagascar known as the “Perfume Islands.”

This beach paradise is filled with the scents of ylang-ylang, vanilla, and clove. Comoros is one of the poorest countries in Africa. The islands rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihood. Nearly 200,000 Comorians depend solely on […]

By |August 8th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Improved Weather Reports for Uganda Farmers

Farmers in Uganda have traditionally relied exclusively on rainfall to grow their crops.

Drought and dry weather conditions have left many farmers with poor harvests. The growing challenge has prompted The Government of Uganda to revolutionize their weather report system to provide local farmers with a better weather, water, and climate monitoring system. The goal is […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments

Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza

For regions, like Gaza, that rely on fuel for electricity shortages can be life-threatening.

Currently, one hospital in Gaza has been forced to shut down and many more are at risk due to the Israeli authorities restricting the entry of fuel into the nation. The tightening on fuel imports and exports is reportedly in response to […]

Tiny Houses Could Be A Solution to The World’s Housing Problem

Yale University and UN Environment unveiled an eco-tiny house in New York City!

The 22-square-meter tiny house is powered 100% by renewable energy and is testing the potential for the minimal use of natural resources such as water. The unit can accommodate up to four people and has the potential for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Each […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Developing Nations, Solar Power|0 Comments

Puerto Rico’s Fragile Power Grid

Puerto Rico’s power grid underwent $3.8 billion in repairs between 2017 and 2018. However, the island’s grid remains ‘highly fragile’ and susceptible to damage should another storm occur.

The damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico created the longest blackout in United States history. Puerto Ricans have observed repairs to the grid that […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Disaster Relief, Solar Power|0 Comments

‘Green’ Infrastructure Can Help Africa Tackle Drought

Sustainable, ‘green’ infrastructure is critical for drought-sensitive regions in Africa.

East and North Africa have seen widespread droughts over the past four decades. Three-quarters of the region are made up of a desert, and chronic water shortages are expected to worsen due to climate change. Pro-active steps must be taken.

Farmers and herders are hit the worst […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Developing Nations|0 Comments