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monthly, year 23rd, number 319 – 26th November 2023


Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life – news that doesn’t “burn out” in the space of a day. It is distributed free of charge through Internet to media and editorial journalists, NGOs, service associations and high schools and colleges around the world.

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Government and politics


United Nations – General Assembly – Seventy-eighth session – Third Committee Agenda Item 71 – Promotion and protection of human rights – Draft Resolution: Commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

October 25, 2023 - The General Assembly (…)

1 Welcomes the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the thirtieth anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, and stresses the importance of all United Nations human rights mechanisms with regard to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms; (…)

3. Urges States to redouble their efforts in fulfilling their duty to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to implement the provisions enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.


News related with SDGs number 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


United Nations – General Assembly – Seventy-eighth session – Agenda Item 18 (g) – Draft Resolution: Promo Education for sustainable development in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

October 18, 2023 – The General Assembly (…)

  1. Reaffirms education for sustainable development as a vital means of implementation for sustainable development, as outlined in the Aichi-Nagoya Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development and the Berlin Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development, and as an integral element of the Sustainable Development Goal on quality education and a key enabler of all the other Goals, and welcomes the increased international recognition of education for sustainable development in quality education and lifelong learning; (…)
  2. Reaffirms the commitment at the very heart of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind and commit to taking more tangible steps to support people in vulnerable situations and the most vulnerable countries and to reach the furthest behind first; (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


EU states strike deal on electricity market reform

(by Julien Girault)

October 17, 2023 - EU member states reached an agreement to reform its electricity market after months of sparring between France and Germany over state support for nuclear energy, the European Council said Tuesday. The European Union's plans to make the market less vulnerable to volatility were a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which sent energy prices spiralling for consumers and businesses last year. The reform aims to cut households and businesses' bills with long-term contracts to smooth out the impact of gas price volatility. (…) The deal agreed by EU energy ministers in Luxembourg still needs to be negotiated with European Parliament lawmakers before it becomes law. (…) The plans include measures that would allow the EU to act as one during a crisis. In the event of a lasting surge in energy prices, the council, which represents member states, can declare a union-wide electricity price crisis. The hope is that this would help better regulate the market during such a crisis. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals



Education and teaching


Heating and cooling our buildings with green energy. GEO4CIVHIC Summer School welcomes over 50 students

November 14, 2023 - On 28 September 2023, the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe opened its premises in Venice for the GEO4CIVHIC Summer School held under the theme of “heating and cooling our buildings with green energy”. The event brought together students interested in green energy with experts in technology, engineering and geology, in a conversation on the adoption of renewable energy solutions in historic buildings. Nowadays, green energy experts across Europe are focused on researching how to generate new tools and improve existing ones, in order to facilitate the most easy and cost-effective geothermal energy solutions. GEO4CIVHIC (Most Easy, Efficient and Low-Cost Geothermal Systems for Retrofitting Civil and Historical Buildings) is a 6-year lifespan Innovation Action (IA) project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The project intends to explore new opportunities for improving the efficiency and installation of geothermal systems in historical and residential buildings.


News related with SDGs number 11-Sustainable Cities and Communities


UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition: Expanding online learning opportunities for Ukrainian learners and teachers

10 November 2023 - Earlier this year, Coursera, which has been providing online learning opportunities for Ukrainian students under the scope of the Global Education Coalition (GEC), announced it will extend its partnership with Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science (MESU). This prolongs the country’s higher education institutions and students to access Coursera for Campus. Since 2022, the online course provider Coursera has worked closely with the MESU to allow students and faculty members across more than 280 Ukrainian universities and higher education institutions to access more than 5,800 courses and 3,500 guided projects. This includes projects from top universities and companies including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Google, and IBM.  Some 50,000 Ukrainian learners benefitted already from the initiative, participating in more than 150,000 courses at no-cost.   Other contributions by Coalition members supporting the continuity of learning in Ukraine include supplying and distributing devices, training in mental health and psychosocial support, translating content into Ukrainian, and providing scholarships for students to continue their studies online.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


In Santiago (Chile), Latin American experts will review the commitments of the International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII)

10 November 2023: the Conference aims not only to reinforce the individual efforts of each country but also to promote a unified and collaborative vision for the future of education for young and adult people in Latin America and the Caribbean. The UNESCO Regional Office in Santiago and the Chilean Ministry of Education announce the holding of the Regional Follow-up Conference to CONFINTEA VII in Latin America. This event will take place on November 14, 2023, in Santiago de Chile, bringing together the main educational actors of the region involved in the promotion of inclusive educational policies for young people and adults. The conference will focus on the proposal of regional support actions in educational policies, aligned with the Marrakech Action Framework (MAF) established at CONFINTEA VII. This framework is a fundamental agreement that defines priority areas to ensure equitable learning opportunities for all ages and contexts. At CONFINTEA VII, held from June 15 to 17, 2022, in Marrakech, UNESCO Member States reaffirmed their commitment to improving governance, quality, and investment in the education of young and adult people, with particular emphasis on inclusion and gender equality. The conference in Santiago seeks to reflect this commitment, highlighting the importance of strengthening the institutional and financial aspects of education for young and adult people in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is expected that the Ministries of Education in the region will progressively show their support for the Action Framework through adequate budgets and the establishment of partnerships to implement flexible educational offerings and effective accreditation mechanisms.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning to receive €8 million from France over the next four years

November 10, 2023 - The UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) is receiving a contribution of 8 million euros in additional funding from France for the period 2024-2027, including support for the Gender at the Centre initiative. The contribution will give the Institute the means to support ministries of education in their reforms and the transformation of education and training systems. France's additional funding will contribute to the implementation of the second phase of the Gender at the Centre initiative (GCI) in 2024, coordinated by IIEP-UNESCO and the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI). Launched in 2019 under the impetus of the French presidency of the G7, GCI now offers full support to ministries of education in a partnership-based approach to integrating gender issues into their education and training systems. Through this renewed support, France is also encouraging greater consideration to be given to girls' education and gender equality in and through education, right from the planning stage of public policies and the preparation of budgets by ministries.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


UNESCO and Alwaleed Philanthropies launched a joint project in Tanzania to support culture-related vocational education and training

November 9, 2023- On 24 and 25 October 2023, UNESCO launched the joint UNESCO - Alwaleed Philanthropies project Fostering community-based development through culture-related TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and employment at a two-day event in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania. It also served as a multi-stakeholder meeting to gain state-of-the-art overview of the cultural and arts education landscape in the country and identify some of the needs and opportunities that may be addressed by this joint project between 2023 and 2025, with a view to fostering the impactful, inclusive and sustainable development of the cultural and creative sector of Tanzania through enhanced access to culture-related education and training.The event gathered participants from competent government authorities in fields related to culture and education, both from the national and the regional levels, representatives of UN agencies, regional and national experts, cultural and educational institutions, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders such as heritage practitioners and digital creators. 


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


Two-thirds of refugee children in Armenia enrolled in school, efforts must now focus on expanding access to education for all children

October 24, 2023, Geneva/Yerevan - Two-thirds of refugee children in Armenia are enrolled in national school systems, one month after more than 21,000 school-age children fled their homes. Efforts must now focus on increasing access for the remaining 1 in 3 children currently not attending school, UNICEF said today. Children who arrived in Armenia have not had continuous access to quality education in recent years, making an inclusive school system that provides catch-up classes and tailored support critical. UNICEF is providing educational kits including schools-in-a-box and early childhood development kits. So far UNICEF has provided mental health and psychosocial support, and health and nutrition support for up to 10,000 refugee children and their caregivers.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education



Economy, finance and planning


The tech to recycle clothes is only just being invented

(by Ornella Lamberti and Eric Randolph)

November 1, 2023 - The vast waste and pollution caused by the fashion industry has made recycling clothes a top priority, but only now are simple tasks like pulling the sole off a shoe being done by machines. CETIA, a company in the southwest of France is finally offering some mechanical solutions to the challenges of recycling clothes. Its research team has invented a machine that uses artificial intelligence to scan garments, identify hard elements like zippers and buttons, and use a laser to cut them out. It has also built a machine that grabs shoes in a large mechanical arm and yanks off the soles(...)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


CIRAD supporting the use of bioenergy to help Burkina Faso agri SMEs

(by Meghan Sapp)

October 31, 2023 - In Burkina Faso, last July in Bobo-Dioulasso, a small and medium enterprise (SME) producing dried mangoes started up a new type of dryer using heat generated by burning cashew nut shells. Using agrifood waste as an energy source is the challenge being tackled by the BioStar project being conducted by some ten African and European research and development partners. After more than two years of collaboration, the first item of equipment developed has been successfully installed and used by an SME, AgroBurkina. (…)


News related with SDGs number 12-Responsible Consumption and Production 


Sage, NFW partner on plant-based leather car interiors

(by Rebecca Coons)

October 30, 2023 - In South Carolina, Sage Automotive Interiors and biomaterials startup NFW have partnered to develop plant-based leather alternative for car interiors. (…) NFW will contribute its plant-based leather, foam, and textiles materials for replacing animal and petrochemical-based materials. These materials include (…) leather alternative, which is made from natural rubber, natural fibers, plant oils, natural pigments, and minerals. Sage Automotive Interiors will contribute its expertise in (…) interior materials for seating, door panel surfaces and headliners.


News related with SDGs number 12-Responsible Consumption and Production 


Dutch students build world’s first solar-powered Off-Road vehicle

(by Jennifer Sensiba)

October 30, 2023 – When people think of a solar-powered car, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a solar racecar, the kind built in a garage by university students. (…) Despite the challenges, the team proved that it really could be done, proving it with their new vehicle, the Stella Terra. With rooftop solar panels and robust construction, Stella Terra operates independently of fossil fuels and even EV charging infrastructure, and can do so anywhere in the world. It’s also no slouch, as it’s road legal, has a top speed of 145 kph (90 MPH), weighs only 1200 kilograms (about 2650 lb), and has a range of 630 kilometers (almost 400 miles) under good sun. (…)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Honda joins race for high tech 3D-printed metal car parts

(by Tina Casey)

October 30, 2023 – (…) The auto industry’s thirst for 3D-printed car parts is heating up, and the latest development is a doozy. The US startup Seurat Technologies has just closed a $99 million Series C funding round for its new 3D-printed metal technology with new investor Honda on board. Returning for the Series C round are other automakers and suppliers including Porsche, Denso, and the Ventures arm of General Motors. (…)


News related with SDGs number 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


M&S launches 'first' plastic-free and recyclable coffee cup

(by Stuart Stone)

October 19, 2023 - Retailer serves up 'first fully recyclable coffee cup on the high street' with launch of fully paper and plastic-free fibre cup and lid at 20 sites. M&S Food has today launched a 100 per cent paper and plastic-free paper fibre coffee cup and lid combo across 20 of its M&S Cafés and Foodhalls in what it claims is a first for Britain's high street. The company said the would see 20 million units of plastic packaging removed each year from its M&S' Food business, building on the 75 million reduction in pieces of plastic packaging achieved in 2022. (…)


News related with SDGs number 12-Responsible Consumption and Production 



Arts of living and relationships


UNESCO looks into fostering the Arabic language in education

November 10, 2023- Within the framework of its initiative titled “Fostering Arabic Language in Education and among local communities towards building more inclusive societies”, the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Beirut organized, with the support of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation, series of regional consultations on fostering the Arabic language in education systems across the Arab region. The initiative, which encompasses activities to develop an action plan, was implemented under the supervision of a Steering Committee of experts, including an Arabic language education expert who facilitated the consultations and ensured good flow of work on the action plan development.  The regional virtual consultations gathered an elite group of linguistic specialists, teachers, and language, social science and philosophy experts who focused on practices, models, tools, and practical examples that can be applied in the educational process. Concept papers for each of the topics of discussion were shared with the experts before each meeting, which enabled them to prepare in advance for the discussion, prepare constructive interventions, and made the consultations a rich platform for the exchange of opinions and ideas.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


Mercosur without Racism: Brazil will propose a campaign at a meeting of ministers from the bloc


An article from the Government of Brazil

The Ministry of Culture (MinC), in the exercise of Pro Tempore presidency of Mercosul Cultural, will propose the campaign “Mercosul without Racism, with Diversity and Inclusion”, to create common strategies to combat prejudice in the countries that make up the economic bloc. The action will be presented on November 9th, in Belém, Pará, during the meeting of Mercosur Ministers of Culture. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am, in the Oval Room of the Government Palace of the State of Pará. The expectation is that, with approval of the campaign by the participants, the bloc’s ministers and authorities will sign the joint declaration of adherence to the agenda, expressing the commitment of all Mercosur member countries to adopt actions that guarantee the promotion of ethnic-racial equality in their territories, in an intersectoral and continuous manner.


News related with SDGs number 10-Reduced Inequalities


Anish Kapoor on display in Florence to celebrate the master who revolutionized the idea of sculpture in contemporary art

November 2023- Until February 4, 2024, the Anish Kapoor exhibition can be admired at Palazzo Strozzi Florence. Untrue Unreal edited by Arturo Galansino. This exhibition, conceived and created together with the famous master who revolutionized the idea of sculpture in contemporary art, offers a journey through monumental installations, intimate environments and disturbing forms, creating an original and engaging dialogue between the art of Anish Kapoor, the architecture and the public of Palazzo Strozzi, is promoted and organized by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation (…) The exhibition is part of the Florence Art Week, an initiative promoted by the Municipality of Florence scheduled from 28 September to 8 October 2023. Through historical and recent works, including a new production specifically designed in dialogue with the architecture of the courtyard Renaissance, the exhibition represents the opportunity to come into direct contact with Kapoor's art in its versatility, discordance, entropy and ephemerality. Palazzo Strozzi becomes a concave and convex place, intact and shattered at the same time in which the visitor is called to question his own senses. In Anish Kapoor's art, the unreal mixes with the untrue, transforming or denying the common perception of reality. He invites us to explore a world in which the boundaries between true and false dissolve, opening the doors to the dimension of the impossible.


News related with SDGs number 4-Quality Education


Women, Peace, and Security Conference underway in Juba, South Sudan

October 2023, WOMEN’S EQUALITY.

An article from the Catholic Radio Network

The Annual National Conference on Women’s Peace and Security began in Juba on Wednesday 25th October 2023, calling for civic education and preparation for anticipated general elections in 2024.The Conference focuses on women’s political participation, the constitution-making process, federalism, electrical, the role of media, and many other topics. More than two hundred women across the country are taking part in the conference. Minister of Interior, Hon. Angelina Teny says this is the high time for women to start engaging in preparation for the elections. Hon. Angelina encourages the women to work hard to ensure their internal democratic processes contribute to a free, fair, and credible election in 2024.


News related with SDGs number 5-Gender Equality



Work, science and industry


'New cropland cannot come from deforestation': McKinsey raises alarm over growing land use pressure

(by James Murray)

November 8, 2023 - New report claims behaviour change, reductions in food waste, and new innovations likely to prove essential if growing food demand is to be met without fuelling further deforestation. The world will need to find additional land equivalent to all of Brazil's cropland by 2030 if it is to meet the world's projected demand for food, feed, fuel, and natural capital, according to a new report from consultancy McKinsey that warns urgent reforms to global food systems are required to avoid a fresh wave of global deforestation. The wide-ranging report, titled Striking the balance: catalyzing a sustainable land use transition, calculates that 70 to 80 million hectares of additional cropland if needed by 2030 based on current trends. (…)


News related with SDGs number 15-Life on Land


Eni and Saipem to transform Eni’s refineries into biorefineries for HVO and SAF

(by Meghan Sapp)

November 7, 2023 – In Italy, Eni and Saipem have signed an agreement for the development of biorefining through the transformation path of traditional refineries and the development of new Eni biorefineries. The agreement is in line with the decarbonization goals of Eni and Saipem, and it focuses on the study for and subsequent potential construction of plants for the production of biojet, a sustainable aviation fuel, and of the biofuel HVO diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials (pursuant to EU Directive 2018/2001 “REDII”). (…)


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


Japanese researchers develop biosensor for monitoring water quality

(by Meghan Sapp)

November 7, 2023 – (…) The methods currently available for inspecting water quality are complex and costly. In this regard, researchers from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, have recently developed a self-powered, inexpensive, and floating biosensor for monitoring water quality at the input of freshwater lakes and rivers. This paper was made available online on September 9, 2023, and was published in Volume 200 of the Biochemical Engineering Journal on November 1, 2023.


News related with SDGs number 6-Clean Water and Sanitation


US announces $440 million to install solar panels on low-income homes in Puerto Rico

(By Danica Coto)

November 3, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will disburse $440 million to install solar panels on low-income homes in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles with ongoing power outages and a crumbling electric grid. (…) Eligible households would be located in impoverished communities that experience frequent power outages or have a person with a disability that depends on power, such as a dialysis patient. (…) The announcement is the newest push to help Puerto Rico lessen its dependence on fossil fuels and a disintegrating electric grid neglected for decades before it was razed by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and battered by Hurricane Fiona last year. Both storms caused island-wide blackouts, and while emergency repairs were made to the electric grid at the time, reconstruction from Hurricane Maria only started earlier this year. (…)


News related with SDGs number 13-Climate Action


INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY - IRENA 26th Council convenes to Advance Energy Transition Dialogue ahead of COP28

October 19, 2023 - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is set to convene its members in Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Oct 19) for a pivotal Council meeting, the last before the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), to build global momentum towards accelerating the deployment of renewables and address some of the key energy transition issues facing the world today. The two-day meeting will be chaired by the United States of America. (…)


News related with SDGs number 13-Climate Action



Society and communication


Yocheved Lifshitz reminds us of the importance of humanity in the midst of conflict.

November 2023- In a moment of strong media coverage, Yocheved Lifshitz shared his “shalom,” a gesture of peace, in a recently surfaced video of him shaking the hand of a Hamas member during his release. The term “shalom,” translated as “peace,” seems ironic considering the circumstances, but for Yocheved, it was a sign of appreciation for the humanity he experienced during his detention in the Gaza Strip. Yocheved, 85, was thrust into the spotlight at a news conference in Tel Aviv, where she detailed her 17 days as a prisoner in Hamas custody. His story, however, challenges many dominant narratives.


News related with SDGs number 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


Orientalism and Westernalism in the times of postmodern communication

November 2023-Apparently it's time for global cultures to coexist. It is time for the cultures of the East and the West to grasp a horizontal view of the world and gain a broader perspective across the globe. Because the means of communication, the routes and the speed are all ready to serve societies, to find themselves in understanding, reciprocity, dialogue and peace. Reality is a global existence of different perspectives. The globe exists through the extensive cultural constructions of perception, which animate reality with constant evolutionary movement and therefore constantly develop.


News related with SDGs number 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


School teaches students reconciliation over revenge

November 2023- In Italy, a one-of-a-kind school sees Palestinians graduating alongside Israelis, Americans with Tribal origins alongside those with European origins, and Bosnian Muslims next to Orthodox Serbs—all in the name of creating a generation of interfaith peacebuilders. Prospective students must live with the “enemy”—either those of a domestic ethnic group or a neighboring nation—all in the name of deconstructing the reasons behind their hatred and conflict, breaking the trance of viewing people as the “other,” and returning to their nations as peace leaders.




Rules, regulations and environment



Scotland's largest offshore wind farm now fully operational

November 10, 2023 - Highlights


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


China says climate talks with US a success

November 9, 2023 - China said Thursday that climate talks with the United States had been a success, following high-level diplomacy aimed at strengthening cooperation between the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters. The talks between the top officials come ahead of a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping next week, where the two powers are seeking to improve ties after years of frosty relations. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


Biden-Harris Administration advances 15 onshore clean energy projects with potential to power millions of homes

November 7, 2023 – (…) During remarks at the Western Governors Association Winter Meeting today (Nov 6), Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the Interior Department is advancing 15 onshore renewable energy projects across the West. The Bureau of Land Management is making progress across several states, including achieving full operational status for two solar and battery storage projects in California, permitting milestones for transmission lines proposed across Arizona, Nevada and Utah, next steps for geothermal energy development in Nevada, and progress on environmental reviews for seven solar projects proposed in Nevada and a solar and battery storage project in Arizona. (…)


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


IEA and Egypt strengthen cooperation with first-ever joint work programme

Cooperation to focus on expanding renewables and reducing methane emissions from fossil fuels as part of Egypt's energy transition

November 6, 2023 - The IEA and Egypt today (Oct 31) signed their first-ever joint work programme, committing to cooperate closely across key strategic issues including tackling methane emissions from fossil fuel use, renewable energy deployment and hydrogen production. (…) Today's two-year joint work programme focuses on short- and long-term energy priorities for Egypt, with an emphasis on clean energy transitions, energy security and climate resilience. Workstreams outlined in the programme include emissions abatement in oil and gas activities, hydrogen, renewables, and collaboration on data and statistics. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


COP28, IRENA and Global Renewables Alliance outline roadmap at Pre-COP on fast-tracking the energy transition by tripling renewable power and doubling energy efficiency by 2030

October 31, 2023 – Highlights


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


EURO-TIDES: Tidal stream energy pioneer Orbital Marine Power to lead the delivery of flagship EU clean energy project - 9.6MW tidal turbine array to be connected in a world first

October 31, 2023 - Orbital, along with sector leading project partners, today (Oct 25) announce their selection by the European Commission's Horizon Europe Programme to deliver a multi-turbine tidal energy project (…). The EURO-TIDES project will (…) demonstrate manufacturing solutions compatible with series production, optimisation of long term operation and maintenance programmes while also accumulating accelerated operational performance data (…).The European Commission has identified that transitioning from single turbine deployments to multi-turbine arrays is the next important milestone for the tidal stream sector as it moves towards contributing towards net zero targets in the UK, EU and beyond with a unique form of clean, predictable energy that generates like clockwork. (…)


News related with SDGs number 7-Affordable and Clean Energy


U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Launches U.S. Africa Climate Innovation Week

October 30, 2023 - On October 30, USTDA will begin its U.S.-Africa Climate Innovation Week, which will bring African leaders and decision-makers to the United States to explore innovative infrastructure solutions for their climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation priorities. Vice President Kamala Harris announced USTDA's initiative during her March 2023 trip to Africa as an example of the U.S. government's commitment to addressing African nations' pressing needs resulting from the climate crisis. (…) The African delegation comprises 28 individuals from 13 countries across the continent. (…)


News related with SDGs number 17-Partnerships for the Goals


Europe and the US should work with China. Joint climate action could be a win-win

(by Simone Tagliapietra)

October 18, 2023 - From deals on electric cars to investment in solar panels, there is room for all sides in the global green industrial revolution. Our polarised world is failing to tackle the climate crisis at the required speed. The only way to reverse this catastrophic situation is to get the three largest historical emitters – the US, Europe and China – to join forces, directly or indirectly, to accelerate the global shift to green energy. After months of rising tensions, the possible visit to Washington of the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, later this month could pave the way for a highly anticipated but still unscheduled summit between presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, and kickstart a reset. (…)


News related with SDGs number 13-Climate Action



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* http://decade-culture-of-peace.org/2010_civil_society_report.pdf - In section A - International Organizations, page 12, the Report says: ”Diffusion and exchange of culture of peace information via the Internet has become the major instrument for several international organizations, notably the Culture of Peace News Network, the Good News Agency and the Education for Peace Globalnet.”

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