Nairobi, Kenya – The US has thrown considerable weight behind opponents of the Nairobi Summit on Population and Development (ICPD25), saying it will only support family planning programmes that offer alternatives to abortions.  The statement by Valerie Huber, the US special representative for global women’s health, on the Summit’s closing day, added fuel to the […] Continue reading ->
The world is experiencing a record-breaking surge in wildfires, downward trends in crop production, unprecedented heat waves, and a rise in infectious diseases as a result of the unabated pace of climate change – affecting the health and safety of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. However, dramatic action now could still keep the global […] Continue reading ->
Some 11,258 scientists from 153 countries have issued a sharp warning in the journal BioScience, about the climate emergency faced by the global community. The scientists calls for “bold and drastic transformations” in six key areas to pull earth from the precipice of potentially catastrophic deterioration in basic life support systems. Their prescription includes: a […] Continue reading ->
Demonstrators poured onto the streets and politicians pointed fingers as Delhi’s air pollution levels soared above the threshold air quality monitoring stations could record on Sunday. The Indian Supreme Court issued a scathing statement calling for politicians to stop “passing the buck” on the air pollution issue and take urgent action in the “public health […] Continue reading ->