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Foreign ministers flag climate change as major spark for conflicts

Burkina Faso children carrying water

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Climate change impacts – including growing food and water scarcity – are becoming increasingly important drivers of conflict and unrest around the world, and security planners need to make them a priority now, foreign ministers warned this week. Addressing them could mean the UN Security Council asking for regular reports on […]

Waste is “worth gold”, city dwellers told in push to reuse resources

Oslo, NorwayThomson Reuters Foundation Faced with the twin challenges of rapid population growth and rising carbon emissions, cities have no choice but to “go circular” and cut waste while using fewer resources, researchers and policymakers said on Thursday. The amount of materials the world uses has tripled since 1970 and could double again by 2050 […]

World Cup outreach in Russia aims to distribute 600,000 Scripture resources

US based mission organisation Mission Eurasia is aiming to pass out 600,000 Scripture resources, including some 100,000 special edition Russian-language New Testaments, during this summer’s World Cup in Russia. As many as a million people are expected to descend on Moscow for the 21st FIFA World Cup which kicks off on 14th June. It’s the first […]