News headlines in 2017, page 6

  1. Fighting the Creeping Catastrophe of Climate Change

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    BONN, Germany, Nov 08 (IPS) - November 8 marks the fourth anniversary of Haiyan's landfall in the Philippines. The super typhoon was the strongest ever to make landfall.

  2. Emerging Markets at Risk Again

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 08 (IPS) - Emerging market governments often draw lessons from previous financial crises – or at least claim to do so – to prevent their recurrence. However, such preventive measures are typically designed to address the causes of the last crisis, not the next one. Hence, some measures adopted may inadvertently become new sources of instability and crisis.

  3. Conservation Agriculture: Zambia’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    PEMBA, Zambia, Nov 07 (IPS) - As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.

  4. 4 Reasons for Countries to Enhance Climate Commitments by 2020

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 07 (IPS) - The Paris Agreement was widely hailed for drawing all nations together to tackle climate change, based on bottom-up contributions that will be reviewed and strengthened over time. These contributions are aimed at achieving the ambitious but necessary long-term goals of limiting global temperature increase and building resilience to climate impacts.

  5. Fourth Industrial Revolution & Its Dramatic Impact on Society

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - I am an engineer and, for the time being, I am also Secretary-General of the United Nations and we are all here because we believe in the force of Science, Innovation and Technology.

  6. Protein Plants Bolster Animal Feed in Cuba

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

  7. Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... But Where To?

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what?

  8. SDG Fund Report Reaches a Higher Moral Ground

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 06 (IPS) - At this historic moment – this new report ("Business and SDG 16") is a tryst with destiny, one that fulfills a promise that was made both by the United Nations and the private sector at the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

  9. Why Water, Soap & Toilets are Keys in Ending Malnutrition

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    LONDON, Nov 06 (IPS) - I started work this morning feeling disillusioned. A report had hit my desk that painted a very bleak picture of the state of the world's health – and for a moment I was over-whelmed by just how much work there was left to do. Then I regrouped – and began making plans.

  10. Argentina Aims to Be a Leader in Mining, But Obstacles Abound

    Saturday, November 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 04 (IPS) - Argentina does not have the mining tradition of other South American countries, but this could begin to change. The government wants to draw 30 billion dollars in foreign investment to tap the great mining potential along the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, stretching from north to south.