Thermal Pollution in Water

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By Elyas Harris When people think of pollution and the thought that most often comes to mind is cars’ exhaust and industrial fumes that emit greenhouse gasses. But thermal pollution is not pollution in a direct chemical sense. Thermal pollution occurs when because water used to cool down factories or used in energy plants, gets […]

Leading by Example: The UN goes Green

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The latest edition of the Greening the Blue report by the United Nations team dedicated to helping UN agencies go green was released yesterday. The report shows a record number of UN entities – 39 – that were climate neutral for 2016! This is a great step by the UN towards leading by example. For […]

Has Climate Change made the Caribbean Uninhabitable?

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We have been talking about climate change for as long as I can remember. Scientifically speaking, it was in 1958 that Charles David Keeling began systematic measurements of atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa in Hawaii and in Antarctica. Keeling’s measurement project provided hard evidence of rising concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere. This project continues still today […]

Economic Integration of Refugees

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Europe’s policy on refugees operates under the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which guarantees individuals certain rights as soon as they come on European soil. When asylum seekers arrive in Europe they have “no legal duty to claim asylum in the first EU state they reach” and many move on to find family or a […]

Mr. Andrei Carabelea of Romania is the first Give Me 5 – “Champions for People and Planet” 2016 Award

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In commemoration of the first anniversary of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The Give me 5 Campaign proudly announces the Give me 5- “Champions for People and Planet” 2016 Award for outstanding contribution and individual recognition to Mr. Andrei Carabelea, the President of “Sens Civic” Association in Romania, for his incredible contribution […]

Juan E. Chebly

Juan Elias Chebly is founder and CEO of He is a PHD Candidate in Sustainable Development at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela and also works for the United Nations Environment Programme as Lead Adviser. He holds a BS in management, a minor in International Business, and a Finance MBA degree from St. John’s […]