VIRTUAL EVENT. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board and North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) are raising awareness about World Food Day and is joining the global campaign to end hunger by lighting the iconic landmark of Niagara Falls, blue. The event will take place on 16 October 7pm Pacific Daylight time.
The Future of Food is in our Hands.
The Local Peace Economy joins with people around the earth to celebrate world food day and help to end hunger in our local communities. In a vast world of almost 8 billion people we all need food, survive because of it and derive happiness from it. Yet profound inequalities exist in our global society when comes access to food. Three billion people suffer from food insecurity and cannot afford healthy diets, while overweight and obesity continue to increase worldwide. In the environment many farming practices are unsustainable and have led to land degradation, depletion of nature resources, water loss and less food production at higher cost. With make it harder for farmers and farm workers to make a living income. Which affects one billion workers worldwide who earn their livelihoods in the agriculture industry, more than any other economic sector.
The Local Peace Economy joins the United Nations in its call for a Decade of Action to transform the world by 2030. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 17 goals, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. This month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on are two:#9 Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure, to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. #12 Responsible Consumption & Production, to ensure sustainable consumption production patterns. In today’s world industrial production, infrastructure and consumption is an engine of overall economic growth. Over the last century economic production patterns, infrastructure and consumption has been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development and very survival depend. Now is the time to develop recovery plans that will reverse current trends and shift our consumption and production patterns to a more sustainable course.
This month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on are two: 14 Life Below Water, to conserve and sustainably use the world’s ocean, seas and marine resources and 15 Life on Land, to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. The oceans and the forest make the Earth habitable for humankind. Human activities: over fishing, deforestation, pollution, and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Investing in sustainable management practices is critical for improving livelihoods, reducing vulnerabilities, and reducing risks for the economy. Continue reading
This month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on is Decent Work And Economic Growth. To promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for and improve living standards.
Roughly half of the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. In addition to creating jobs, conditions need to be improved for some 780 million women and men who are working, but not earning enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty – poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs. America workers needs well paying jobs as well, America’s middle class has become part of the working poor.
The future belongs to the Tropics
The International Day of the Tropics celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the tropics while highlighting unique challenges and opportunities nations of the Tropics face. It provides an opportunity to take stock of progress across the tropics, to share tropical stories and expertise and to acknowledge the diversity and potential of the region.