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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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