As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations.
Following the devastation brought by super-typhoon Yolanda in 2013, it was reported that there were families in Eastern Samar, in the Philippines, who were able to survive because of the mangroves that protected their area.
The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of United Nations-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up UN civilian presence or expanded UN assistance, Secretary General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.
Dozens of Israeli settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds amid frequent acts of violence committed by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people.
The emerging world is emerging once again. After several years of economic upheaval, with big emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and Nigeria in recession and the biggest of all, China, provoking fears of a ‘hard landing’, economic growth is now almost universal across the emerging world.
Economic growth would be constrained if countries do not manage and protect their environmental assets, as a strong natural capital base is necessary for economic prosperity, said an environment expert.