News headlines in September 2011, page 4

  1. Barroso: Greece Will Remain in the Eurozone

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Greece will remain in the eurozone but must meet its reform commitments in full, Jose Manuel Barroso, the head of the European Commission, has said.

  2. Concern over ICC Funding

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    International justice advocates are worried that donors will deprive the International Criminal Court (ICC) of sufficient funding next year, hindering the court’s ability to fulfil an expanding mandate that will stretch from Kenya to Libya and potentially Ivory Coast.

  3. Re-Greening Africa in the Footsteps of Wangari Maathai

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Africa needs to remain focused and continue following the late Professor Wangari Maathai’s initiatives for environmental sustainability in order to address climate change across the continent, environmentalists say.

  4. BOLIVIA: General Strike Protests Crackdown on Native March

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Bolivia's main trade union declared a 24-hour general strike Wednesday to protest Sunday's police crackdown on indigenous demonstrators who were protesting the construction of a road through a pristine rainforest preserve.

  5. PERU: Councilwomen Fight Climate Change in Land of Melting Glaciers

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Some symbolic acts are powerful reflections of a broader struggle. In March some 300 women planted trees in the Santa River basin in northwest Peru to demonstrate their determination to preserve the environment and help adapt to climate change.

  6. Q&A: Change the System to Save the Planet

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    To save the planet from climate change and the loss of biodiversity, we must leave capitalism behind and seek out a less consumerist, more socially just system, insists French environmental journalist Hervé Kempf.

  7. CORRUPTION: China Begins to Watch Out

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    When Internet activist ‘Huaguoshan Zongshuji’ published a survey of luxury watches worn by Chinese government officials this month, the move was commended by the state media. Yet weeks later the survey was censored - shooting the one-party state’s uneasy relationship with corruption into the spotlight.

  8. INDIA: Facing Climate Change With Flower Power

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Gazalla Amin’s office on the outskirts of this city, capital of Jammu & Kashmir state, is redolent with the fragrance of lavender wafting up from heaps of the dried flowers in a corner bowl.

  9. Q&A: 'It Pays Off to Become More Energy Efficient'

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    With the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period set to expire in 2012, Connie Hedegaard, EU commissioner for climate action, is pushing for more countries to agree on binding commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  10. In Expanding Energy Access, Businesses Can Reap Benefits

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    The United Nations is partnering with private sector firms to promote universal access to energy, improved efficiency and wider deployment of renewable sources.