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Tag: Planet Under Pressure conference

  • Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:49 UTC

    Di Caprio addresses the UN on Earth Day and to celebrate the Paris Agreement

    “We can congratulate each other, but it will mean absolutely nothing if you return home to your countries and fail to push beyond the promises of this historic agreement.”

    This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 09:48 UTC

    Inclusive Wealth Indicator, with human capital data, discussed at Rio+20

    A measure of development beyond GDP, presented by economist Pablo Muñoz from the UN University

    A new index that measures a nation's wealth by taking into account factors such as natural resources, social stability and wellbeing, has painted Colombia and Venezuela in a very different light to that suggested by their GDP (gross domestic product) — the traditional measure of a country's success.