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Lessons in ‘grit and resilience’ recognised by new award

The Department for Education today launched an award to recognise character education Photo: Alamy

The Department for Education today launched an award to recognise character education Photo: Alamy

Schools that encourage the development of character traits including “perseverance”, “resilience” and “grit” are to be recognised via a new award launched today by the Department for Education. The awards, designed to celebrate excellent character education, will also recognise the nurturing of confidence, optimism, ambition and tolerance within a school environment…

 

How A San Diego Scientist Helped Shape The Pope’s Climate Change Plans

Above: "Ram" Ramanathan meets Pope Francis during a Vatican meeting on climate change, May 2014.

Above: “Ram” Ramanathan meets Pope Francis during a Vatican meeting on climate change, May 2014.

Climate change will be high on the Catholic Church’s agenda in the coming year, and a San Diego scientist played a role in convincing Pope Francis to take up the issue. In 2015, the pope will reportedly issue an edict calling on the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Catholics to take action on climate change. He’ll also visit regions devastated by recent natural disasters, and will attempt to influence United Nations’ climate talks taking place in Paris late next year…

 

From snowstorm to deluge, disasters wreaked havoc

Men ferry flood victims on a makeshift raft in the flooded Bemina area of Srinagar. Tribune file Photos

Men ferry flood victims on a makeshift raft in the flooded Bemina area of Srinagar. Tribune file Photos

From a snowstorm in March, which triggered avalanches, to an unprecedented devastating deluge in September, which washed away residential and commercial neighbourhoods in the region, 2014 was a year of disasters in the Kashmir region…

 

The Private Sector’s Role in Climate Change Resilience [Survey]

An executive survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that 90 percent of business leaders believe that they have a role in building resilience and preparing cities for the impacts of climate change. This figure jumps to 99 percent for executives in Asia. The survey, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, queried almost 250 executives at companies globally—ranging from the construction and real estate sector to IT and technology industries—that are directly or indirectly affected by or play a role in resolving issues posed by climate change shifts…

 

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