Tag Archives: Climate Change

Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference

Marietta College, Ohio. The J. Luce Foundation (link) is opening the Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (link) in June, open to its 6,000 students in August. It will feature both on campus and online courses in experiential leadership through a Doctorate degree. 1924: Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey. Photo: Wiki […]

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Luce Addresses Caribbean Commencement on Leadership

Kingston, Jamaica. On November 11, 2018, the latest class of the Caribbean Maritime University of Kingston, Jamaica graduated. Dignitaries who spoke at the Commencement included H.R.M. Drolor Bosso Adamtey I of Ghana, Hon. Dean-Roy Bernard, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Secretary, University President Fritz Pinnock, Hon. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information, and Jim […]

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‘Great Green Wall’ Initiative to Combat Climate Change in Africa

New York, N.Y. At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) under way in Marrakech, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) participated in the launch of a ground breaking map of restoration opportunities to combat climate change in Africa, an area being called the ‘Great Green Wall.’ A farmer transporting hay to Tera weekly market, […]

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Heads of State and Gov’t to Attend Marrakech Climate Conference

New York, N.Y. Ten days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, dozens of heads of State and Government are expected on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 22), which started in Marrakech, Morocco, on 7 November 2016. COP22 President and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (left) with COP […]

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Adopting Climate-Smart Practices to Help Poverty Reduction

New York,N.Y.  The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said today in a new report.                     […]

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Where Have All The Glaciers Gone? Climate Change Theatre Action

New York, N.Y. Friday evening I walked into a New York University building, shed my scarf, and took a seat in a small white room set up for a lecture. At the front of the room, studiously ignoring the chatter of the audience finding their seats, a man stood behind a podium, silently rehearsing a […]

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Financial Analyst Agrees: Rising Global Temps Will Hurt Global GDP

New York, N.Y.  A study just released by the science journal Nature makes the connection between the rise of global temperatures and the negative impact this has on GDP around the world. . . In the study, titled “Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production,” researchers found that “fundamental productive elements of modern economies, […]

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Children Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change – UNICEF Report

New York, N.Y. More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known […]

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