News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  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. Negotiating for Nature

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - Wildlife is being wiped out in an unprecedented rate, and it's our fault. But a new deal could provide a new pathway forward.

  3. Q&A: Many African Countries Already Live the Future of 2°C Warmer

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 14 (IPS) - As the United Nations climate conference nears an end, all eyes are on the negotiators  who have been working day and night for the past two weeks to come up with a Rulebook for implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. New Science Shows Climate-Smart Farming is Within Reach

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 12 (IPS) - Godefroy Grosjean is Asia Climate Policy Hub Leader, International Center for Tropical AgricultureUntil the United Nations climate talks in Bonn last year, no clear plan to include agriculture in climate negotiations existed.

    This was troubling, considering agriculture contributes 19-29% of global greenhouse gases, and changing temperatures are making it harder to farm. This is having an increasingly prominent effect on food security -- hunger levels have now risen for the third year in a row.

  8. Bamboo — the Magic Bullet to Rapid Carbon Sequestration?

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 12 (IPS) - As thousands of environmental technocrats, policy makers and academics work round the clock to come up with strategies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change at the United Nations' conference in Katowice, Poland, one scientist is asking Parties to consider massive bamboo farming as a simple but rapid way of sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.

  9. Time to Follow EU’s Lead & Step Up Climate Action with 2050 Plans

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    NEW YORK, Dec 12 (IPS) - Manish Bapna is Executive Vice President and Managing Director at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Stephen Gold is the Global Lead, Climate Change, at UN Development Programme (UNDP)As climate negotiators, experts and activists are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the international climate talks, much of the focus will be on immediate issues. Laying down the ground rules of the 2015 Paris Agreement and wrapping up the first global review of countries' progress to date are high on the agenda.

  10. Study Shows How African Countries are Preparing for Green Development

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 (IPS) - In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process.

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