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Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030

Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to make alf if its shipments carbon neutral by the year 2030. The company, which ships millions of packages a year to shoppers, said that it will achieve that goal by switching to renewable energy sources and by asking suppliers to reimagine their packaging. “It won’t be easy to achieve this goal, but it’s worth being focused and stubborn on this vision and we’re committed to seeing it through,” Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, said.

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Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030

By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country’s target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned. Although new infections have been falling globally, Indonesia is one country where they are on the rise as the disease spreads rapidly among gay men and other men who have had sex with men (MSM) over the past decade. “In terms of number, MSM is the fastest growing (group),” the commission’s secretary Kemal Siregar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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U.N. says fast-track plan can end global AIDS threat by 2030

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, but failing to move quickly might allow the deadly virus to spring back. UNAIDS said reaching its new fast-track targets would avert nearly 28 million new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections by 2030, and effectively bring to an end the worldwide health threat it poses. …
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Global AIDS epidemic can be controlled by 2030, U.N. says

About 2880 candles are seen lit during a World AIDS Day event in JakartaBy Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Wednesday new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS were decreasing, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country". The epidemic had killed some 39 million of the 78 million people it has affected since it began in the 1980s. "The AIDS epidemic can be ended in every region, every country, in every location, in every population and every community," Michel Sidibe, the director of UNAIDS, said in the report. UNAIDS said that at the end of 2013, some 12.9 million HIV positive people had access to antiretroviral therapy – a dramatic improvement on the 10 million who were on treatment just one year earlier and the only 5 million who were getting AIDS drugs in 2010.

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