Daily Archives: May 24, 2016

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum – Scholarships are now available

We’re thrilled to be gathering a diverse set of thought leaders, industry practitioners, policy experts, and scholars on the Yale campus this September 21-23 for the first ever Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum (YSLF). You can read more about the program here, browse faculty biographies here, and view the preliminary schedule here.

Scholarships are now available

YSLF will be awarding a handful of partial scholarships to outstanding applicants. To be considered for a scholarship, you must apply no later than August 1st. In addition, we will also select 1-2 exceptional applicants for full-tuition scholarships. Scholarship decisions will be made by August 9th. Apply today.

Sustainability will be both the topic and the setting at YSLF

YSLF will be taking place in the Greenberg Conference Center, a LEED Gold-certified building thanks to its local sourcing of materials, recycling of construction and demolition debris, energy conservation measures, and storm water management. Geothermal power keeps the Greenberg Center at just the right temperature all year round.

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TTIP by Weekly Economics Podcast

Sakina Sheikh, from Students Against TTIP, joins Kirsty to shed light on the secretive new trade deal.

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Programme editor for NEF: Alex Jones.

Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org.

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Africa Solidarity Trust Fund


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Mar 29, 2016

This promo video emphasizes Africa’s booming economies and determination to invest in its own potential; we also meet beneficiaries of projects funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Uganda and see how their lives have been turned around. African leaders have pledged to end hunger in Africa by 2025. The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund aims at improving food security and nutrition across the continent. For the next Zero Hunger Generation in Africa: 40 million dollars, 36 countries, 15 projects, 1 united continent. The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund – by Africans for Africans.

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How can we support the design of livestock NAMAs? – Anne Mottet, FAO (Part 1)


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on May 23, 2016

http://www.fao.org/in-action/micca/

Anne Mottet, Livestock Policy Officer at FAO, talks about the technical design of livestock Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture (NAMAs), making the case for why climate change matters to livestock and how livestock matters to climate change in return. Greenhouse gas mitigation can be carried out in three different ways; through decreased production, which has impacts for food security; through decreased emissions per kilogram of produce, which may impact production growth; and through carbon storage in agricultural systems (biomass and soil) to offset emissions.

Cases from Zambia, Ecuador, and China are used to illustrate the potential of linking carbon mitigation and livestock. In various systems and regions, NAMAs should reduce emissions from livestock but also vulnerability to climate change while supporting national development goals. Mitigation potential in livestock is large and improved practices often lead to productivity gains.

This presentation was part of a learning event on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture (NAMAs) organized by the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme at the Food and Agriculture Organization in October 2014.

(This is the first in a two-part video)
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Blue Growth and Investment Conference, Grenada


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on May 18, 2016

Árni M. Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General , FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department delivered this Keynote Address to the Blue Growth and Investment Conference on ‘Blue Communities –Key to Food Security’ held 17 May 2016 in St George’s, Grenada

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Ancient Chinese Treasure Fleet: CHINA DISCOVERED THE WORLD (AMAZING HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)


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Published on Nov 29, 2014

Ancient Chinese Treasure Fleet: CHINA DISCOVERED THE WORLD (AMAZING HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)

Did you know that 85 years before Columbus discovered America, Chinese ships longer than a football field sailed thousands of miles through unknown oceans and visited more than 30 nations? It’s true!

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers that World is the amazing story of these seven epic voyages and their larger-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He. Beginning in 1405, Admiral Zheng He led more than 300 gigantic, brightly-painted ships across the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and all the way to the distant coast of Africa. The admiral and his crew battled pirates and raging storms, and were amazed by the people and ways of life in distant lands. At each port, Chinese goods were traded for pearls, precious stones, herbs and medicines which were given as tribute to China’s powerful emperor when the ships’ returned home.

Filled with historical facts, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet brings a fantastic piece of history to life. Gracefully told and beautifully filmed.

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1421 Chinese Discover America before Europeans


Filipino Athlete

Published on Feb 12, 2013

www.pinoyathletics.info

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Native America before European Colonization


Thomas Oklahoma

Published on Apr 8, 2013

Upon the arrival of Columbus in 1492 in the Carabean Islands, unknown to Columbus (and majority of the Eastern Hemisphere), he landed on Islands located in the middle of two huge continents now known has North America and South America that was teaming with huge Civilizations (that rivaled any in the world at that time) and thousands of smaller Nations and Tribes. With recent estimations, the population may have been over 100 million people that spanned from Alaska and Green Land, all the to the tip of southern South America.

Pre Colombian North America (north of Mesoamerica):

In Pre-Canada, most people lived along the coast, along the major rivers

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The International Year of Soils 2015 and beyond


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on May 19, 2016

http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/
Find out why a full year was dedicated to raise public awareness on soils, the objectives and achievements of the International Year of Soils and the way forward.
http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartners…
http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/

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World Food Day 2016 – Video Contest


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on May 24, 2016

www.fao.org/wfd2016-contest/video.
Did you know that food security is one of the biggest issues related to climate change? We want to see your ideas, thoughts and actions! Produce a video no longer than 1 minute and tell us about the issue, or even better, present a solution on how to feed our growing population in a changing climate. You don’t need any professional equipment – videos can be shot on your smartphone or tablet.
Upload your video to YouTube adding the hashtag #WFD2016VideoContest to the title and don’t forget to also fill out the form provided to be in with a chance to win www.fao.org/wfd2016-contest/video.
Two winners will be selected, one by a jury and the other based on the number of views or likes on YouTube.
Winners will be announced on 14 October 2016 on the World Food Day website and FAO social media. They will also be promoted by FAO offices all over the world, featured in an exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome during World Food Week (10-14 October 2016), and receive a surprise gift bag and Certificate of Recognition.
To participate you must be age 13 to 19. The deadline to submit entries is 30 September 2016.

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