News headlines in March 2018, page 3

  1. Role of Energy Efficiency in Limiting Climate Change

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    READING, United Kingdom, Mar 23 (IPS) - Greenhouse gases are produced as a by-product of the use of fossil fuels to supply light and heat, produce food, manufacture products and transport people and goods.  These gases congregate in the upper atmosphere and result in global warming through absorption of sunlight reflected from the earth's surface.  At the 21st meeting of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, it was agreed to limit the average increase in global temperature to 2°C .

  2. Working Together Is Key to Meeting Water Targets by 2030

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 22 (IPS) - Mutual collaboration and coordination among the various stakeholders are tools to accelerate the actions necessary to meet the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the 2030 Agenda, which states the need to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.

  3. Writers Talk Literaty Activism at Paris Book Fair

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    PARIS, Mar 22 (IPS) - The 2018 Paris Book Fair (Livre Paris) took place against the backdrop of demonstrations in Mayotte that echoed similar protests a year ago in French Guiana, putting the topics of literary activism and popular disaffection high on the agenda at the March 16-19 event.

  4. A New Low for Security Council as Russia Takes Syrian Human Rights Off the Table

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - Sherine Tadros is Head of Amnesty International's UN Office in New YorkThere is nothing controversial about saying the UN Security Council has failed Syria. Diplomats have openly admitted it, journalists have written about it, human rights organizations have declared it - several times over in the past seven years. But what happened this week was deplorable and unacceptable, even by the very low standards we now have for the Council when it comes to Syria.

  5. Ending TB Epidemic Among Youth: Key to Achieving SDGs

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 22 (IPS) - David Bryden is the TB Advocacy Officer at RESULTS Educational Fund, a US-based non-profit working to end global poverty.A good education for every child is an urgent global imperative, but what if entering schools puts children at serious health risks? Tuberculosis (TB), the single biggest infectious disease killer, poses a major risk for young people in countries with high prevalence of TB, and schools are among the places where they are most likely to catch it.

  6. A Whole New Decade for Water

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.As old and new challenges continue to threaten its access, the UN has dedicated the next decade in order to protect a crucial but fragile natural resource: water.

  7. Asian & African Migrants Continue To Face Exploitation in Mideast

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 22 (IPS) - With more and more people living outside their country of origin, it is becoming increasingly clear that stronger legal parameters -- within and between nations --- are required to protect the most vulnerable of migrants from denial of access to fundamental rights.

  8. A Pledge for Parity

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 (IPS) - With March marking Women's History Month, the debate over gender-based discrimination couldn't have reached its new peak at a more critical time.

  9. Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    TAMPA, Florida, Mar 21 (IPS) - Doug Brown is the CEO of AquaVenture Holdings (NYSE: WAAS), a multinational provider of water purification solutions.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts predict that by 2030 the global water demand will exceed supply by 40%.

  10. We Must Take Care of Nature, Because Without Rain There Is No Fresh Water

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 21 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.Confidence in large rivers and giant aquifers plummeted in many parts of the world, in the face of the expansion of water crises after intense and prolonged droughts in the last decade.