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EU Calls for Paradigm Shift in Development Cooperation

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 05 (IPS) - In the run-up to the international Conference on Financing for Development from Jul. 13 to 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the European Union has called for a "true paradigm shift" in global development cooperation.

The Blue Amazon, Brazil’s New Natural Resources Frontier

Saturday, May 02, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 02 (IPS) - The Atlantic ocean is Brazil's last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific research and conservation measures are lagging compared to the pace of exploitation of resources such as oil.

Watch What Happens When Tribal Women Manage India’s Forests

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NAYAGARH, India, Apr 30 (IPS) - Kama Pradhan, a 35-year-old tribal woman, her eyes intent on the glowing screen of a hand-held GPS device, moves quickly between the trees. Ahead of her, a group of men hastens to clear away the brambles from stone pillars that stand at scattered intervals throughout this dense forest in the Nayagarh district of India's eastern Odisha state.

Opinion: Don’t Sell Sweden’s Vattenfall, Keep Coal in the Ground

Thursday, April 30, 2015

STOCKHOLM, Apr 30 (IPS) - The Swedish government is in the process of pondering an important decision -- whether to sell the vast lignite reserves of the state-owned Vattenfall energy giant or ensure that they stay in the ground. The decision will define Sweden's commitment to tackling climate change.

Caribbean Stakes Out “Red Line Issues” for Paris Climate Talks

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 28 (IPS) - When the international climate change talks ended in Peru last December, the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a political and economic union comprising small, developing, climate-vulnerable islands and low-lying nations, left with "the bare minimum necessary to continue the process to address climate change".

European Biofuel Bubble Bursts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BRUSSELS, Apr 28 (IPS) - Ten years of debate in the European Union over the detrimental effects of the demand for biofuels for transport on food prices, hunger, forest destruction, land consumption and climate change have come to an end.

Expo 2015 Host City Promotes Urban Food Policy Pact

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MILAN, Apr 28 (IPS) - How can we provide healthy food for everyone, without threatening the survival of our planet? This is the fundamental issue at the centre of Expo 2015 – which has ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' as its central theme – and a huge challenge for cities. 

Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and international aid agencies scramble to cope with the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck this South Asian nation on Apr. 25.

The U.N. at 70: A Time for Compliance

Monday, April 27, 2015

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, Apr 27 (IPS) - At key anniversaries of the U.N., there have been calls for compliance with international instruments.

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