News headlines in April 2016, page 3

  1. G-77 Should Adopt South-South Climate Change Program of Action: Ambassador Djoghlaf

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (IPS) - The 134 members of the Group of 77 and China (G-77) made their mark on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and should now adopt a program of action to implement it, Ambassador Ahmed Djoghlaf told IPS in a recent interview.

  2. OPINION: World Economy in Serious Difficulty: Call for Bold Measures

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    GENEVA, Apr 26 (IPS) - The US was the cause of the crisis but has come out better than anyone else in the advanced world and better than many developing countries. During the crisis there was a widespread perception that this was the end of US hegemony. It was end of the dollar as the major reserve currency.

  3. Mauritian Farmers Go Smart

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, Apr 26 (IPS) - Fifty year-old Prem Kanoosingh rages against his peers who excessively apply chemicals, mostly pesticides and fertilisers, to their crops. "They make cocktails from several products and they use them on their crops. They are criminals", he shouted at a function where the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute launched a bio-farming project in early March 2016.

  4. Eastern Europe’s Claims for UN Chief Questioned

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  5. Any Ways to Combat Extremism?

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    ROME, Apr 25 (IPS) - "The objective of extremists is for us to turn on each other our unity is the ultimate rebuke for that bankrupt strategy."

  6. Harvesting Rainwater to Weather Drought in Northeast Argentina

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    CORZUELA, Argentina, Apr 25 (IPS) - In a semiarid region in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco, small farmers have adopted a simple technique to ensure a steady water supply during times of drought: they harvest the rain and store it in tanks, as part of a climate change adaptation project.

  7. Ecosystem Conservation Gives Hope to a Vulnerable Community

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    KASKI, Nepal, Apr 25 (IPS) - 42 year-old Saraswati Subedi still remembers the night she almost died in a flash flood. "I heard the cries of my neighbours and ran out of the room with my two children. There was water all around and I thought we were going to die, so I started to pray," says the mother of the three in Karki Tahara – a village by the river Harpan Khola in Nepal's Kaski district.

  8. Boosting the Future of the Food Movement

    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    WASHINGTON, Apr 24 (IPS) - Investing in new entrepreneurs who bring a holistic approach to food sustainability is one way that the food movement can overcome mounting global challenges from environmental degradation to food waste.

  9. South-South Cooperation Needed to Tackle Climate Change

    Saturday, April 23, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (IPS) - As countries came together at the United Nations this week to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, partnerships were forged between countries of the global South to support the implementation of the global treaty.

  10. Developing Countries Take Lead at Climate Change Agreement Signing

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - An unprecedented 175 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement here Friday, with 15 developing countries taking the lead by also ratifying the treaty.