The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for 2011-2020, and the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets represent a universally agreed framework for action on biodiversity and a foundation for sustainable development for all stakeholders. The Strategic Plan was adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and subsequently recognized by the UN General Assembly and supported by the governing bodies of other biodiversity related conventions. READ MORE ...
For example, one study concluded that a four per cent increase in Amazon deforestation led to a 50 per cent increase in malaria because mosquitoes, which transmit the disease, thrive in the cleared areas.
David Suzuki Foundation, Science Matters eNewsletter Series
August 15, 2012
Research by Canada-based Artemis Project with partners aimed at reducing mortality rates in premature babies address a reality of premature birth as leading cause of newborn death; from 15 million born around the world every year, almost 1.1 million will die from relatively common ailments such as infection. Many of the infants who survive will end up permanently disabled.
UNICEF released a new report showing that births of nearly 230 million children under-five are never registered; approximately one in three of all children under-five around the world. “Birth registration is key to guaranteeing that children are not forgotten, denied their rights or hidden from the progress of their nations” said Dr. Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director.
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