Auto China 2020 : GWM rebaptisée Global Mobility Technology Company pour donner accès à une expérience de sécurité intelligente

BEIJING, 28 septembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GWM (601633.SS/02333.HK), entreprise automobile de premier plan en Chine, a annoncé officiellement sa transformation en entreprise mondiale de technologie de la mobilité. GWM a entrepris une vaste mise à niveau de la stratégie, qui englobe la culture d’entreprise, les produits, la technologie et le marketing. À l’événement Auto China 2020, GWM dévoile une […]

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Hennessy X.O Debuts A 150th Anniversary Masterpiece By Frank Gehry

The world-renowned architect pays homage to the odyssey of the ‘Extra Old’ cognac with a 150th Anniversary Masterpiece COGNAC, France, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hennessy is pleased to unveil a masterpiece decanter designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hennessy X.O.  Using his signature sculptural style to reinterpret […]

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Cameroon Campaigns for Schools Reopening

YAOUNDE – Cameroon has launched a campaign to encourage parents to send their children to schools that were closed in rebel conflict areas and for fleeing teachers to return. Cameroon authorities want the schools to reopen by October 5 and say the areas are secure but some parents and teachers question the safety of returning to the schools. Cameroon’s military liberated more than a hundred schools from rebel occupation in weekend fighting that left at least nine rebels and several troops dead. Cameroon’s Ministry of National Education says it has…

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African Risk Capacity Limited Partners with Insuretech Pula to Deliver Best-in-Class Agric Index Insurance Products to Protect African Farmers

Johannesburg, September 28, 2020: The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd), the commercial subsidiary of African Risk Capacity Group (ARC Group), has announced a partnership agreement with Pula to deliver best-in-class agriculture index insurance products to protect African farmers from climatic risks. Every farming season, African farmers are exposed to a wide range of climate risks including drought, excessive rainfall, pests and diseases, and several other perils that negatively affect their yields. As an aggregator specialising in meso and micro parametric insurance in agriculture, Pula provides the levers to connect…

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Climate Change Impacts, Trends and Vulnerabilities of Children in Sub Saharan Africa

Executive summary Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet will bear the greatest burden of its impact. Nearly 160 million children live in high drought-severity zones and 500 million (almost a quarter of the world’s child population) live in extremely high flood occurrence zones. It is projected that by 2040, almost 600 million children will be living in areas of extremely high- water supply stress conditions. The objective of this report is to outline the observed and projected impacts of climate change, and the related climate hazards, risks…

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FAO’s Committee on Agriculture focuses on how livestock sector transformation can contribute to achieving the SDGs

FAO Director-General calls for an integrated agri-food systems approach to better address food insecurity and malnutrition amid COVID-19 28 September 2020, Rome – The agricultural sectors and livestock farming in particular must shift towards sustainability to enhance their contribution to food security, nutrition and healthy diets and build back better to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in his opening remarks to the 27th session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG). A sustainable livestock sector will foster an inclusive economic growth, improve livelihoods,…

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COVID-19: Only one in eight countries worldwide have measures in place to protect women against social and economic impacts, new data shows

MEDIA ENQUIRIES media.team@unwomen.org undp-newsroom@undp.org UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s needs. [New York] Most of the world’s nations are not doing enough to protect women and girls from the economic and social fallout being caused by the COVID-19 crisis, according to new data released today by UN Women and UNDP from the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker (1). The tracker, which includes over 2,500 measures across 206 countries and territories, specifically…

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EO4SD – Earth observation for sustainable development – Climate resilience | African Risk Capacity

1. INTRODUCTION The African Risk Capacity’s (ARC) Africa RiskView (ARV) tool combines Earth Observation (EO) data with population vulnerability data to provide an early-warning model that measures food insecurity and estimates response costs, enabling decision-makers to plan and respond quickly and efficiently to drought stresses. The partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the EO4SD CR cluster allowed enhancements to the ARV tool with the previously unavailable essential climate variables. Following extensive consultation and engagement, the EO4SD CR cluster provides monitoring on soil moisture, which helps inform soil water…

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