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Uruguay Puts High Priority on Renewable Energies

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 17 (IPS) - Uruguay is modifying its energy mix with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, by means of a strategy that bolsters non-conventional clean energy sources through public-private partnerships and new investment. A majority of this South American country's energy already comes from renewable sources.

Opinion: China’s New South-South Funds – a Global Game Changer?

Monday, November 16, 2015

GENEVA, Nov 16 (IPS) - South-South cooperation is usually seen as a poor second fiddle to North-South aid in the world of development assistance. Indeed, developing countries' policy makers themselves insist that South-South cooperation can only supplement but not replace North-South cooperation.

“Bringing Private Funds into Land Restoration is Risky”

Monday, November 16, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov 16 (IPS) - The world loses 23 hectares to land degradation each and every minute, adding up to the disappearance of 12 million hectares worldwide – an area half the size of the UK.

African Experts Say the Continent Must Address Livestock Methane Emissions

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NEW DELHI, India, Nov 14 (IPS) - Increasing calls for Africa to reduce methane emissions from livestock continue to be met with controversy, and livestock scientists say methane is a forgotten short-term climate pollutant with significant global warming potential that Africa cannot continue to overlook.

Nepali Farmers Get Climate Smart

Friday, November 13, 2015

KAVREPALANCHOK, NEPAL, Nov 13 (IPS) - Bimala Bajagain, a farmer and mother of three, wears a fading red kurta and appears older than her age at 35. She offers us plates of salted guavas at the porch of her quake-damaged house.

One-Third of Papua New Gineans Suffering Drought Crisis

Friday, November 13, 2015

GOROKA, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, Nov 13 (IPS) - An estimated one-third of the population of Papua New Guinea, the most populous Pacific Island state, is now suffering in from the country's worst drought this century and experts predict El Nino's influence will carry on through March 2016.

Leading Powers to Double Renewable Energy Supply by 2030

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 12 (IPS) - Eight of the world's leading economies will double their renewable energy supply by 2030 if they live up to their pledges to contribute to curbing global warming, which will be included in the new climate treaty.

Climate Change Bites Kenyan Tea Farmers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NAIROBI, Nov 11 (IPS) - You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.

El Nino Creates Topsy Turvy Weather in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 11 (IPS) - Residents in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and outlying areas have been waking up to misty mornings of late. A decade ago, regular mist in this area just above the equator would have been a noteworthy event. These days, it is a regular occurrence in some parts north of the capital.

Climate Change May Increase World’s Poor by 100 Million, Warns World Bank

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were approved by more than 160 world leaders at a summit meeting in September, are an integral part of the world body's post-2015 development agenda, including the eradication of hunger and poverty by 2030.

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