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Celebrating 10 years of PSN 22 April 2014

Source: PSN

PSN’s Co-founder Catherine Budgett-Meakin and Co-ordinator Karen Newman look back on 10 years of PSN, reflecting on how far we’ve come and what the next decade may bring.

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What does the IPCC report say about population dynamics and climate change? 11 April 2014

Source: PSN

The latest IPCC report identifies changes in population as factors that exacerbate climate change vulnerability. Here we present the report’s key messages about different population dynamics and access to reproductive health etc.

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PSN publishes 2013 review 18 March 2014

Source: PSN

PSN has just published its 2013 Spotlight report, providing highlights from last year of programme developments, advocacy achievements and publications. 

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World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities 14 April 2014

Source: World Resources Institute

Cities face increasing pressure over the next 20 years. The UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum is meeting this week to discuss how cities can drive growth that is inclusive and sustainable at the same time.

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IPCC report: Reduce fossil fuel dependency now or risk missing the two-degree UN target 14 April 2014

Source: The Guardian

Major changes to energy systems are needed if we are to meet the two-degree goal set by the UN. A 40-70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is needed if we are to avoid dangerous climate change, warns latest IPCC report. 

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IPCC report: Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind 31 March 2014

Source: The Guardian

The negative effects of climate change are already beginning to be felt in every part of the world and yet countries are ill-prepared for the potentially immense impacts on food security, water supplies and human health, the latest IPCC report has concluded.

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