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Will Canada Recognise Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries Too?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - While Canada's long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it's not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.

A Precarious Fate for Climate Migrants in India

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEW DELHI, May 19 (IPS) - After the sea swallowed up her home and family in the Bangladeshi coastal district of Bhola along the Bay of Bengal, farmer Sanjeela Sheikh was heartbroken. Stripped of all her belongings, her fields swamped and her loved ones dead, she contemplated suicide.

Many Cities Don't Know How Dangerous Their Air Pollution Is

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - China and India are not the only countries with an air pollution problem, 98 percent of cities in developing countries don't meet World Health Organization (WHO) air quality standards according to research published by the UN body last week.

Kenya's Young Inventors Shake Up Old Technology

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NAIROBI, May 18 (IPS) - Emma Masibo and Lucy Bwire have many things in common.

Bees and Silkworms Spin Gold for Ethiopia’s Rural Youth

Monday, May 16, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 (IPS) - Beekeeping and silkworm farming have long been critical cogs of Ethiopian life, providing food, jobs and much needed income.

Justice for Berta Caceres Incomplete Without Land Rights: UN Rapporteur

Friday, May 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - The murder of Honduran Indigenous woman Berta Caceres is only too familiar to Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Raising Walls Against the Sea

Thursday, May 12, 2016

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 12 (IPS) - Facing the bleak prospect of millions of its citizens being displaced in coming years due to sea level rise caused by climate change, Bangladesh is building up existing coastal embankments in a bid to protect coastal lands and people.

Fund Launched to Help Mountain People Face Climate Change Threat

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - Jack Norton was on a glacier in northern India. A seemingly impenetrable fortress of sweeping ridges and towering walls of granite, capped by hanging glaciers. It seemed, he said, that nothing could touch it, nothing could beat it down.

Hunger, a Matter of Global Security

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ROME, May 11 (IPS) - Desperate, frustrated, and with little hope for the future, on 17h December 2010, the Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. Thus began the popular revolution that toppled the dictatorship of Zine El AbidineBen Ali, in power since 1987, and with it a domino effect that spread across North Africa and the Middle East.

Biomass Could Help Power Africa’s Energy Transition

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 11 (IPS) - As fuel, firewood remains the dominant source of energy in Uganda. It has a long history of being unsustainably harvested, leading to severe depletion of the country's forest cover. But with new technology, biomass is now cleaning up its act.

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