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WFP’s Chief Calls for Support for Those Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 27 (IPS) - With El Nino affecting countries in southern Africa, threatening agricultural production due to a massive heat wave, the World Food Programme has urged the international community to support the upscaling of climate smart agricultural technology for resilience.

Hydropower at Front and Centre of Energy Debate in Chile, Once Again

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 (IPS) - The Chilean government's approval of a hydroelectric dam in the Patagonia wilderness has rekindled the debate on the sustainability and efficiency of large-scale hydropower plants and whether they contribute to building a cleaner energy mix.

Nevis Has A Date With Geothermal Energy

Monday, January 25, 2016

CHARLESTOWN, St. Kitts and Nevis, Jan 25 (IPS) - Legislators on the tiny volcanic island of Nevis in the northern region of the Lesser Antilles say they are on a path to going completely green and have now set a date when they will replace diesel-fired electrical generation with 100 per cent renewable energy.

Trees are the Earth’s Lungs, Says Guyana’s President, We Must Finance Their Survival

Friday, January 22, 2016

, Jan 22 (IPS) - Guyana's new president, David Granger, sits down with IPS correspondent Desmond Brown to talk about how his country is preparing for climate change – and hoping to avert the worst before it happens.

Trees are the Earth’s Lungs, Says Guyana’s President, We Must Finance Their Survival

Friday, January 22, 2016

, Jan 22 (IPS) - Guyana's new president, David Granger, sits down with IPS correspondent Desmond Brown to talk about how his country is preparing for climate change – and hoping to avert the worst before it happens.

One Fish, Two Fish and then No Fish in the Caribbean: Reconstruction Urgently Needed

Thursday, January 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 21 (IPS) - A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known.

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 20 (IPS) - The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today's era of global warming.

Science: Not Just a Western Sector, It Can Help Africa Too

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 20 (IPS) - Small-scale farmer Augustine Sibanda has grown resilient tradition sorghum varieties passed down through generations but has increased his yields after he adopted improved seed varieties developed through research.

Q&A: Ensuring Food Security for All

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rome, Italy, Jan 19 (IPS) - Coming from a developing country where, in our generation, we have experienced the devastating effects of food insecurity and the complexity of its root causes, I take to heart the objective of ensuring that during my mandate, CFS will make a ‘real' difference to people's lives. Achieving results is something that we owe each and every undernourished person who today, in 2016 goes to bed hungry. There is still an unacceptable 793 million people in this condition worldwide! Ensuring food security for all is also something that we owe our children.

Jamaica’s Climate Change Fight Fuels Investments in Renewables

Monday, January 18, 2016

KINGSTON, Jan 18 (IPS) - By year's end, Jamaica will add 115 mega watts (MW) of renewable capacity to the power grid, in its quest to reduce energy costs and diversify the energy mix in electricity generation to 30 per cent by 2030.

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