News headlines in December 2014, page 5

  1. OPINION: How Shifting to the Cloud Can Unlock Innovation for Food and Farming

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    LIMA, Dic 13 (IPS) - The digital revolution that is continuing to develop at lightening speed is an exciting new ally in our fight for global food security in the face of climate change.

  2. OPINION: Europe Has Lost Its Compass

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    ROME, Dic 13 (IPS) - The Swedish Social Democrat government, which took office only two months ago, has just resigned. The far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats sided with the four-party centre-right opposition alliance, and new elections will be held in March next year.

  3. Renewable Energy: The Untold Story of an African Revolution

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

  4. What Future for the ACP-EU Partnership Post-2015?

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    BRUSSELS, Dic 12 (IPS) - "There are still prospects for a meaningful ACP-EU partnership, capable of contributing and responding concretely and effectively to the objectives of promoting and attaining peace, security, poverty eradication and sustainable development," according to the top official of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

  5. OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

  6. Climate Change Creates New Geography of Food

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    LIMA, Dic 12 (IPS) - The magnitude of the climate changes brought about by global warming and the alterations in rainfall patterns are modifying the geography of food production in the tropics, warned participants at the climate summit in the Peruvian capital.

  7. Want Economic Growth? Lessen Inequality

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    PARIS, Dic 12 (IPS) - For years, many policy makers, including economists, have clung to the belief that if states do nothing to boost income equality, market forces will cause wealth to trickle down to the poorest citizens and contribute to overall growth.

  8. Afghan Concern Over Western Disengagement

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    KABUL, Dic 11 (IPS) - The U.S./NATO International Security Assistance Force Joint Command lowered its flag for the last time in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, after 13 years. The ISAF mission officially ends on Dec. 31, and will be replaced on Jan. 1, 2015 by "Resolute Support", a new, narrow-mandate mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.

  9. Is U.N. Convention Against Torture in Jeopardy?

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Dic 11 (IPS) - The timing was inadvertently impeccable as two stinging reports on harsh interrogation techniques - by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States and former military regimes in Brazil - were released on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

  10. Faiths United Against Nuclear Weapons

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    VIENNA, Dic 10 (IPS) - "Never was there a greater need than now for all the religions to combine, to pull their wisdom and to give the benefit of that combined, huge repository of wisdom to international law and to the world."