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  1. Impact of Climate Change on Karachi May be One of Pakistan’s Biggest Threats

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 02 (IPS) - Historically a small fishing village, Karachi has now turned into Pakistan's biggest commerce and industrial center that generates about half of the country's tax revenue.

  2. Iraq’s Toxic Conflict

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 02 (IPS) - In Iraq, thirty years of armed conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people, wounded countless more, displaced millions and laid cities and towns to waste.

  3. Create “Sponge Cities” to Tackle Worsening Floods

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Jan 31 (IPS) - With floods now causing more damage more frequently around the world, it is time to counter their effects by turning our towns into "Sponge Cities", a recent trend popularised by China to absorb rainwater through permeable roads and pavements, parks, rooftop gardens and other green spaces.

  4. Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries.

  5. How Natural Disasters Undermine Schooling

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 (IPS) - In 2010, heavy monsoons led to devastating floods in Pakistan that destroyed 11,000 schools. Thousands of additional schools had to be used as community shelters, preventing them from operating as classrooms. In the immediate aftermath of climate-related events such as this, damage to schools and infrastructure often interrupt a child's education.

  6. Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 (IPS) - In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get their energy supplies from the forests, leading to deforestation and land degradation.

  7. Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 29 (IPS) - After a period of prolonged decline, world hunger is on the rise. Africa has the highest rates of hunger in the world, and they are increasing. Agricultural and livestock productivity in Africa is under threat. This is largely due to conflict and climate change.

  8. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Vital to the Global Environment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 25 (IPS) - Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage their lands.

  9. Biodiversity and Food Security: the Focus of the World Potato Congress

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    LIMA, Jan 25 (IPS) - Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, where they originated, 458 years ago to feed the world. Half a millennium later, potatoes have spread throughout the planet but there are challenges to preserve the crop's biodiversity as a source of food security, as well as the rights of the peasants who sustain this legacy for humanity.

  10. The Future of Our Cities: New Agenda, New Faces, New Year

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Urban development is one of our greatest challenges. While the world is highly urbanizing, our cities are transforming the nexus for the social, economic, environmental and political realities of our times.

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