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Archive News & Announcements - 2019

[SHARE] Pacific leaders declare climate crisis, demand end to coal

Aug 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. Pacific leaders have declared a climate crisis in the region and are demanding an end to coal mining. Read more... [Quotation] https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/395629/pacific-leaders-declare-climate-crisis-demand-end-to-coal

[SHARE] New Zealand public opinion completely in favour of gun buy back programme

Jul 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. Following the changes to New Zealand gun laws which were passed soon after the 15 March Christchurch Mosque attacks, the police have begun a series of gun buy back events. These began in Christchurch. Toda Peace Institute Director, Professor Kevin Clements, talks to ABC news about public opinion on the buy back scheme in New Zealand. Read more... [Quotation] https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-world/2019-07-12/public-opinion-completely-in-favour-of-nz-gun/11305800

[SHARE] Twitter updates rules against hateful conduct

Jul 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. After months of conversations and feedback from the public, external experts and Twitter's own teams, Twitter has announced an expansion to its rules against hateful conduct to include language that dehumanises others on the basis of religion. Read more... [Quotation] https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2019/hatefulconductupdate.html

[SHARE] Climate change among the top three risks to stability, says 2019 Global Risks Report

Jul 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. The introductory text: According to the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report, climate change is among the top three risks to political, economic, and social stability in the decade ahead. The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July—which includes a review of progress on Sustainable Development (SDG) Goal 13 on climate action—and the Climate Action Summit in September, are important opportunities to seriously assess the work being done to address climate risks. Read more... [Quotation] https://theglobalobservatory.org/2019/06/climate-action-cross-cutting-goal-hlpf

[SHARE] Climate change now recognised as threat to peace

Jun 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. For the first time, the annual report of the Institute for Economics and Peace has recognised the risk to peace posed by global warming. See page 43 of the Global Peace Index 2019 report. Read more... [Quotation] http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2019/06/GPI-2019-web003.pdf