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Sustainable development

28/04/2015 at 18:51h

Private sector to explore forest in Pará

The Brazilian Forest Service has awarded concessions for two companies to produce legal wood in four sections in Altamira.

27/04/2015 at 16:16h

World Bank calls for Africa climate action

The institution pleads for immediate measures and new approaches to government investment in infrastructure in the continent to mitigate the impact of climate change.

13/04/2015 at 17:59h

Dubai will invest US$ 8 bn in solar energy

Investment will be made at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The goal is to increase the energy power generating capacity from 13 MW to 3,000 megawatts until 2030.

01/12/2014 at 17:34h

Mauritania honoured for fighting hunger

The Arab country and Brazil are among the countries recognized by the FAO last Sunday for their anti-hunger actions. The African country has slashed its malnutrition rate from 14.6% to 6.5%.

28/11/2014 at 07:00h

Egyptian to speak at conference in Manaus

Amr Farouk is speaking at a panel on food security at an international science meeting designed to discuss poverty eradication and sustainable development next week.

27/11/2014 at 18:31h

COP-20: Brazil expects draft agreement

The United Nations conference is taking place in Peru next week. It is considered a transitional event leading into COP-21, due in Paris, 2015, where global climate targets will be set.

21/11/2014 at 16:01h

Buildings to get energy seal

Brazil’s utility company Eletrobras is set to launch an initiative to measure energy efficiency levels at buildings. Aspects will include facades and roofs, lighting and air conditioning.

12/11/2014 at 19:09h

Gisele Bündchen to present award to Somali woman

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Fátima Jibrell, an environmental activist from Somalia, is receiving an award from the United Nations next week. She works for the preservation of natural resources in war-torn areas.

22/10/2014 at 19:13h

FAO initiative attempts to stop desertification

The program has been launched in partnership with the European Union to support farming in dry areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The goal is to ensure the sustainable use of land.

16/10/2014 at 07:00h

Jordanian woman wins UN Prize

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The Unctad’s Empretec Women in Business Award went to Lina Jalil Khalifeh, who founded the first women-only personal defence studio in the Middle East.

15/10/2014 at 14:20h

Creativity can help cities solve problems

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In a lecture at the Arab Chamber, a specialist in creative cities discusses projects implemented in Brazilian and global municipalities that have improved the quality of people’s lives.

06/10/2014 at 07:00h

Arab Chamber to host lecture on creative cities

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Professor Ana Carla Fonseca, a public administrator and economist, will discuss cities that constantly reinvent themselves. In an interview, she expounded on the subject and cited Abu Dhabi as a highlight.