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  1. 2 Billion People Don’t Have Access To Clean Water, Opens up Fissures of Inequality

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  2. We Have to Reclaim the Public Policy Space for SDGs

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    BONN, Jul 13 (IPS) - At the High-Level Political Forum which currently takes place at the United Nations in New York several events, for instance a SDG Business Forum, are devoted to the critical role of business and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. Communities Step Up to Help Save Jamaica’s Forests

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 31.1 percent or about 337,000 hectares of Jamaica is forested. Of this, 26.1 percent or 88,000 is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest.

  4. Mexico’s Methane Emissions Threaten the Environment

    Saturday, July 08, 2017

  5. Climate Change-Poverty-Migration: The New, Inhuman ‘Bermuda Triangle’

    Friday, July 07, 2017

    ROME, Jul 07 (IPS) - World organisations, experts and scientists have been repeating it to satiety: climate change poses a major risk to the poorest rural populations in developing countries, dangerously threatening their lives and livelihoods and thus forcing them to migrate.

  6. Mideast: Water Use Innovations ‘Crucial’ to Face Climate Change

    Wednesday, July 05, 2017

    ROME, Jul 05 (IPS) - In the Near East and North Africa region, the per capita renewable water availability is around 600 cubic metres per person per year --only 10 per cent of the world average- and drops to just 100 cubic metres in some countries, the United Nations warned.

  7. Funding Climate Resilience Benefits All Nations – Yes, the U.S. Too

    Tuesday, July 04, 2017

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jul 04 (IPS) - A leading climate change mitigation and adaptation activist and former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says that the United States could protect its economic and political interest by helping the region to go green.

  8. Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.

    During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it's worst food crisis since World War II.

  9. ‘Address African Rural Youth Unemployment Now or They Will Migrate’

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    ROME, Jul 03 (IPS) - In 2014 alone, about 11 million young Africans entered the labour market. But many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector and are constrained by a lack of skills, low wages, and limited access to land and financial services. Combined, this makes them more prone to migrate from rural areas.

  10. The Greater Caribbean Raises Funds to Protect its Sandy Coasts

    Saturday, July 01, 2017

    HAVANA, Jul 01 (IPS) - Almost no Caribbean beach escapes erosion, a problem that scientific sources describe as extensive and irreversible in these ecosystems of high economic interest, that work as protective barriers for life inland.

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