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Haiti's Charcoal Problem: Who are the millionaires of this industry?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, In : Environment 
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Haiti’s largest industry is ghostly. The charcoal business generated $300 million in 2012, according to the Office of Mines and Energy. The money changes hands without putting a name and a face on those who pocket the colossal sum. It’s a total lack of transparency.

Carbon production is done by farmers in wooded areas in Grand’Anse, on the country’s southern and northwestern sides. The wood, turned into carbon, satisfies 70% of the country’s energy needs and is used to cook, in laund...

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Timberland reveals its latest man-boots, made from recycled plastic bottles picked up from the beaches and streets of Haiti.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, In : Environment 


Timberland has revealed its latest man-boots, made from recycled plastic bottles picked up from the beaches and streets of Haiti.

The globally known outdoor apparel brand acquired the raw materials from a social impact startup named Thread, which employs about 1.300 Haitians to pick up the discarded bottles. The bottes are broken down into flakes which are melted before being passed through an extruder. The bales of  the polyester type of threads generated are spun into fabric to be used into ...

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Light 3.19 magnitude earthquake shook Haitian capital on Tuesday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Environment 
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The BME Technical Seismology Unit (UTS) is teaming up with the Ministry of the Environment MDE and the Permanent Secretariat for Risk and Disaster Management to inform that a light earthquake of magnitude 3.19 on the Ritcher scale has been recorded on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 1:46 PM (local time). The epicenter was located about 15 km south of Carrefour, 16 km southwest of Fermathe and 18 km southwest of Port-au-Prince. The shock was widely felt in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince....

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All school students in Haiti will be required to plant trees, said President Moise at One Planet Summit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, In : Environment 
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During his intervention Tuesday at the One Planet Summit taking place in Paris, Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced that as part of his efforts to combat climate change and widespread deforestation across Haiti, he will introduce a rule requiring all school students to plant trees as part of their annual curriculum.

 "Hurricanes will not wait for us." Said the President during his anticipated allocution. "In 2016 they caused $ 2.7 billion in damage and insurance paid $23 million. 


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Haitian Prime Minister holds work meeting with mayors of cities affected by hurricane Matthew

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, In : Environment 
Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant is concerned about the effectiveness of civil protection. 48 hours before the opening of the cyclone season the head of government had an important working meeting yesterday with the presidents of the associations of mayors of the West, South, Southeast, Grand'Anse, The Nippes, the Center, the Artibonite, the North and the North-West.

As part of efforts to improve coordination with local authorities, Mr. Lafontant will have a working session on Tuesday...

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Amadeus Institute awards 9th Medays Grand Prix to former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe

Posted by Mohamed Chakir Alaoui on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, In : Environment 


The Amadeus Institute awarded the 9th Medays Grand Prix to Haiti on Wednesday, December 7th in Tangier, in solidarity with the Haitian people who endure natural disasters. This consecration coincides with the official opening of the Medays Forum (December 7-10).

The Prize was awarded by Brahim Fassi El Fihri, founding president of the Amadeus Institute, to Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti.
 
The Haitian people have suffered greatly in recent months after the destructive passage of the hu...

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Haiti's Massif de la Hotte added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserve

Posted by UNESCO on Sunday, March 20, 2016, In : Environment 




Lima, Peru- The International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO added 20 sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves during its meeting in the capital of Peru on 18 and 19 March. The newly adopted sites include 18 national site and one transboundary site shared between Spain and Portugal. The Council also approved 10 extensions to existing Biosphere Reserves. Following the withdrawal of two sites at the request of Austria, this brings the total ...

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