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The Global South Will Make Its Contribution to Fighting Climate Change

Monday, October 05, 2015

SAN JOSE, Oct 05 (IPS) - Seen for years as passive actors in the fight against global warming, more than 100 countries of the Global South have submitted their national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising their economies.

10 Million at Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change and El Niño, Oxfam Warns

Friday, October 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 02 (IPS) - At least ten million of the poorest people face food insecurity in 2015 and 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and the onset of El Niño, Oxfam has reported.

Brazil’s Expanded Climate Targets Frustrate Environmentalists

Friday, October 02, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 02 (IPS) - Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions reduction programme, hailed as bold, has nevertheless left environmentalists frustrated at its lack of ambition in key aspects.

Honduran Fishing Village Says Adios to Candles and Dirty Energy

Thursday, October 01, 2015

PLAN GRANDE, Honduras, Oct 01 (IPS) - A small fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Honduras has become an example to be followed in renewable energies, after replacing candles and dirty costly energy based on fossil fuels with hydropower from a mini-dam, while reforesting the river basin.

Opinion: The Party's Over for U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - The Pope has left the U.N. and the traffic in Manhattan is back to normal. The hoard of government delegations, NGOs and civil society representatives are packing up and the press is moving on. The party's over for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Pope’s Outspoken Views Rattle U.S. Conservatives but Not U.N.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - Pope Francis' outspoken views on some of the politically-charged hot button issues – including refugees, migration, human rights, climate change, Iran's nuclear deal, U.S.-Cuban relations and the global arms trade – have touched a raw nerve in the United States.

Opinion: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Sustainable Development Goals

Friday, September 25, 2015

AMSTERDAM, Sep 25 (IPS) - World leaders and Pope Francis met in New York Friday to announce 'a plan to transform our world', the Sustainable Development Goals.

Brazil and Germany Take Lead in Tackling Climate Change

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - Brazil and Germany, the two largest national economies within their respective continents, are taking the lead in tackling climate change through outstanding policies and bilateral relations, according to experts.

Chile’s Altiplano Region Seeks Sustainable Tourism

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile, Sep 22 (IPS) - Chile's altiplano or high plateau region, pounded by the sun of the Atacama desert, the driest place in the world, is home to dozens of indigenous communities struggling for subsistence by means of sustainable tourism initiatives that are not always that far removed from out-of-control capitalism.

Opinion: Maldives Reflects its 50 Years at the U.N.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - The 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which culminates at the high level segment of the General Assembly this week, has prompted numerous reflections on the organization's many achievements: from its work to rebuild the world in the aftermath of war to scores of lifesaving health programs and peacekeeping efforts.

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