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Japan’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic groups to put on sportswear produced...

Apparel and footwear production contribute to around 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The fashion industry also produces 20 percent of global wastewater, and 85 percent of textiles end up in landfills. To address this problem, Japan’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic teams will wear official sportswear made from donated, recycled textiles. The new line…

Safeguarded: Interacting environment modification– an interview with animation director Makato Shinkai

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Safeguarded: Influenced by environment modification– an interview with animation director Makato...

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Motivated by environment modification– an interview with animation director Makato Shinkai

Growing up in a rural town in Nagano in Japan, animation director Mr. Makoto Shinkai always felt that the sky represented beauty. So, he was shocked to see the recent unprecedented destructions caused by heavy rains, typhoons, heat, and many other natural disasters around the world. The unfolding climate crisis served as a source of…

Stories from the field: Namibian women prepared to code

In April 2019, a group of six Namibian high school girls joined 39 other girls from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to participate in the “African Girls Can Code” (AGCC) camp held in Pretoria, South Africa. AGCC, a 4-year (2018-2021) programme jointly implemented by the African Union (AU), the International Telecommunications…

FALSE:: MISTAKE: UNSUPPORTED ENCODING

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Tokyo 2020 to have actually first-ever podiums made from recycled family...

In the spirit of solidarity and to highlight the contribution of sports towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations and Tokyo 2020 are working together to promote the SDGs through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To support one of Tokyo 2020’s projects for sustainability called “Be better, together – For…

ActNow Environment Project Motivates Bali Coastal Clean-Up

More than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the world’s oceans each year, and of this, Indonesia contributes 1.29 million tonnes, making it the second-largest plastic polluter to the world’s oceans. The Indonesian government has pledged to reduce its output of plastic into the oceans by 70 percent by 2025. The Indonesian tourist island of…

Stories from the Field: Digital Change Secret Motorist in Social Reform...

By Priya Gajraj, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Senegal Some African nations lead the world’s e-money businesses. Several are finding that leaving notes and coins behind is not only improving efficiency, safety and transparency, but it is also helping many people leave poverty behind.  Innovative ways towards digital transformation In Senegal, where I serve as…

Cleaning up the river Nile|Stories from the Field

In this edition of Stories from the Field, we look at how the organization VeryNile develops eco-friendly solutions to remove trash from the river Nile. The post Cleaning the river Nile | Stories from the Field appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.

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