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  1. African Media Poorly Represented at the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 14 (IPS) - As negotiations at the United Nations conference on climate change come to a close, the highest expectation is that finally, there will be a rulebook to guide countries on what should be done to slow down greenhouse gas emissions that make the earth warmer than necessary, and how countries can adapt to the impacts of climate change.

  2. Decoding Article 6 of the COP 24 Climate Negotiations

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    Dec 14 (IPS) - It is close to curtain call for the United Nations' Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland, with ministers from around the world negotiating the text for a "rulebook" to implement the historic 2015 Paris Agreement for climate action. Amidst the various issues being debated, one of the most technical and complicated is Article 6 of the agreement, which focuses on the country plans for climate action.

  3. Senior UN Official Resigns Undermining Sexual Abuse Charges

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped "zero tolerance" policy on sexual abuse is being ridiculed once again --– this time with the abrupt resignation of the head of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) who faced charges of sexual harassment and was the subject of an inquiry by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

  4. Not Just the Big Guys Are Against the Compact

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 13 (IPS) - A few hours after the adoption of the United Nation's Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, a consortium of Moroccan human rights organisations—La Vie Campesina—held a sit in protest in front of Marrakech's Grand Post Office. In the statement issued on December 11, the leaders of the 15 organisations denounced the compact.

  5. The Evolution of Moroccan Immigration: a Lesson for All Countries

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 13 (IPS) - One of the reasons Morocco embraced hosting the Global Compact on Migration is because it is country in which the story of immigration is deeply embedded.

  6. Peru Embraces Eco-Efficiency to Move towards Green Development

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    LIMA, Dec 13 (IPS) - Since 2017, public entities in Peru have strengthened their eco-efficient practices with the coordinated application of various measures and the development of an environmental management culture, in order to advance in the adequate use of public resources.

  7. Costa Rica: First Country to Protect Sustainable Fisheries of Large Pelagics Species

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Dec 13 (IPS) - Kifah Sasa is Sustainable Development Officer at UNDP Costa RicaTwelve years ago, in a restaurant in Puntarenas on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, a group of long line fishermen met with three UNDP conservation specialists.

  8. Q&A: Making Green Growth a Success Across the Globe

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Sohara Mehroze Shachi interviews DR. FRANK RIJSBERMAN, Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute at COP24When the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Director General Frank Rijsberman's son was looking for a job following graduation, he saw that oil companies were paying the highest salaries. But Rijsberman, who has been working in the sustainable development sector for decades, knew better. He told his son that those very same oil companies would soon go broke. And instead advised him to seek employment with renewable energy companies as they would soon be the ones making money.

  9. Q&A: Conflict in Africa makes Migration Compact Useless

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Danielle Engolo interviews EVANS TEKENGE MANUIKA, head of All for the Integration of Migrants in Morocco (ATIMA)The recently adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration continues to generate enormous debate as to its pros and cons. Evans Tekenge Manuika, head of All for the Integration of Migrants in Morocco (ATIMA), who spoke to IPS at the  conference, warned that the Compact will remain a dead letter without peace in Africa.

  10. GCM Adoption: An Approval for Change or Business as Usual?

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 (IPS) - The Global Compact on Migration is now official. But what next? To get a better idea, IPS spoke to journalists and representatives of civil society attending the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference to find out their views on what it might achieve when to comes to "safe, orderly and regular migration."

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