News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Q&A: Suriname’s President Champions Preserving the World’s Forests

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    PARAMARIBO, Feb 15 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Desmond Brown interviews DESIRE DELANO BOUTERSE, president of Suriname.

    At the Bonn Climate Conference in 2017, Suriname announced its aspirations to maintain its forest coverage at 93 percent of the land area.

    For Suriname and other High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) nations, maintaining forest coverage is their contribution to saving the planet from the effects of climate change, something they did not cause.

  2. Q&A: What of the Carbon Neutral Countries?

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    PARAMARIBO, Feb 14 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Desmond Brown interviews DR. ARMSTRONG ALEXIS, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative for Suriname.

    As High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) nations meet in Suriname at a major conference, it is obvious that the decision made by these countries to preserve their forests has been a difficult but good one.

  3. The Role Technology Can Play in Fighting Climate Change and Deforestation

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    PARAMARIBO, Feb 14 (IPS) - At 51, Roberto Wong Loi Sing has spent nearly half of his life working in the field of engineering. But as he spends his days designing more efficient stormwater management systems, or water purification systems, for instance, the child in him comes alive as he combines his skills to find "win-win" solutions for the environment.

  4. Rapa Nui’s Stone Statues and Marine Resources Face Threats from Climate Change

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    HANGA ROA, Chile, Feb 14 (IPS) - Social activists and local authorities in Rapa Nui or Easter Island are calling for urgent action to address rising sea temperatures, declining rainfall, and rising tides that threaten their fishing resources and their Moais, the mysterious volcanic stone monoliths.

  5. How Devastating is Climate Change for World Peace & Security?

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 (IPS) - When the Security Council, the most powerful body at the United Nations, met last month to discuss the growing new threats to world peace and security, the discussion veered away from international terrorism, nuclear Armageddon and the rash of ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

  6. Q&A: We Are Helping the World Mitigate Climate Change, Now it’s Time to Help Us

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  7. Our Forests Provide the World With Oxygen But we Need More Climate Change Finance - HFLD Countries

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    PARAMARIBO, Feb 13 (IPS) - Suriname, the most forested country in the world, is this week hosting a major international conference on climate financing for High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries.

  8. Confronting the Challenges of Migration in West & Central Africa

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - Richard Danziger is IOM's Regional Director for West and Central Africa

    Without a doubt, migration is a defining issue of this century. One billion people, one-seventh of the world's population, are migrants. Some 258 million people are international migrants, 40 million are internally displaced and 24 million are refugees or asylum seekers.

    In 2018, there was no longer a single state that can claim to be untouched by human mobility.

  9. Business-Friendly & Rights-based Approaches to Achieve SDGs

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 05 (IPS) - Dilum Abeysekera is Founder & CEO, LEEG-net | LexEcon Consulting Group*

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 has entered its fourth year of implementation.

    In terms of the estimated cost and the universal coverage of both developed and developing countries, it is the biggest ever development program that is being implemented to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

  10. Q&A: Continuous Struggle for the Caribbean to be Heard in Climate Change Discussions

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    GEORGETOWN, Feb 05 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Desmond Brown interviews DOUGLAS SLATER, Assistant Secretary General at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

    In recent years Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have experienced escalated climate change impacts from hurricanes, tropical storms and other weather-related events thanks to global warming of 1.0 ° Celsius (C) above pre-industrial levels. And it has had adverse effects on particularly vulnerable countries and communities.

Web feed for Environmental Issues news headlines