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Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity

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The report found 85% of schools most affected by air pollution teach students from deprived neighbourhoods. Photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/Greenpeace

Schools in capital worst affected by air pollution are in most socially deprived areas with high levels of obesity, finds study

September 19, 2017 — Tens of thousands of the poorest children in London are facing a cocktail of health risks including air pollution, obesity and poverty that will leave them with lifelong health problems, according to a new report. Continue reading Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges ‘war on poverty’

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PRO-POOR. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cites the Duterte administration’s pro-poor programs after Vice President Leni Robredo called for a ‘war on poverty.’ File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

‘I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,’ Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cited the Duterte administration’s pro-poor programs on Saturday, February 25, after Vice President Leni Robredo urged the President to focus on the “war on poverty.” Continue reading Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges ‘war on poverty’

Anti-Poverty Organizations Say More Coal Will Cause More Poverty

Coal spills out from a tower into a large pile at an Alpha Natural Resources Inc. coal preparation plant in Logan County near Yolyn, West Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Virginia last week, becoming the latest victim of the coal industrys worst downturn in decades. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Coal spills out from a tower into a large pile at an Alpha Natural Resources Inc. coal preparation plant in Logan County near Yolyn, West Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Virginia last week, becoming the latest victim of the coal industrys worst downturn in decades. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The coal industry’s claim that coal is needed to fight extreme poverty and deliver energy access to billions of people

October 31, 2016 — A new position paper released last week by 12 organizations — including the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Christian Aid, the Overseas Development Institute, and Oxfam International — rips apart the coal industry’s claim that coal is needed to fight extreme poverty and deliver energy access to billions of people.  Continue reading Anti-Poverty Organizations Say More Coal Will Cause More Poverty

Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

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DENR Secretary Gina Lopez. Image by Rappler.com

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has other plans for the country’s environment sector beyond her crackdown on mining companies that violate environmental standards.  Continue reading Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

How to End Hunger

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Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa: Every year, the world produces 356 kg of cereal per person and still 40 million people are die of hunger. Food price rise of 36% in past year takes huge toll on world’s poor. Producing enough food a global population grows is possible, but doing so without existing finite resources, especially water, will be challenge. (World Bank 2011) Photo Credit:Kibae Park/UN Photo

July 29, 2016 — Last September, world leaders made a commitment to end hunger by 2030, as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sounds like a massive undertaking. In fact, the world already produces enough food to feed everyone. So why does the problem persist?  Continue reading How to End Hunger

Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs

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2030 NOW. The Sustainable Development Goals are presented during League of Corportate Foundations forum on July 15. Photo by Danielle Nakpil / Rappler

‘Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership, innovation, and share resources,’ says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

MANILA, Philippines (July 18, 2016) — Just like all correctional facilities in the Philippines, the Naga City Jail looked no different. The women inmates lived in cramped prison cells with barely no Continue reading Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs

Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

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‘RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT.’ President Rodrigo Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016

12 agencies are placed under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, who will have the power to ‘evaluate existing poverty reduction programs’ and streamline them

MANILA, Philippines (July 4, 2016) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first executive order aims to streamline agencies that deal with poverty reduction by placing them under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.  Continue reading Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services