News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 3

  1. “Will Civil Society & Democracy in India Rise to the Existential Challenges They Face?”

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 05 (IPS) - A cursory glance at international funding of the social sector in India reveals that it has grown at over 25% annually over the past three years.

  2. Civil Society Week Puts Spotlight on the Pacific

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 05 (IPS) - It's a busy week for movers, shakers and policymakers attending a global gathering of civil society activists here in Fiji. For the first time, the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is holding its sessions in the Pacific. It's a sign of a growing awareness of the problems facing these remote islands – problems they cannot be ignored any longer.

  3. Build Back Better: The Tiny Island of Dominica Faces New Climate Reality

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 04 (IPS) - McCarthy Marie has been living in the Fond Cani community, a few kilometres east of the Dominica capital Roseau, for 38 years. The 68-year-old economist moved to the area in 1979 following the decimation of the island by Hurricane David.

  4. Indigenous People, Guardians of Threatened Forests in Brazil

    Monday, December 04, 2017

  5. Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROME, Dec 04 (IPS) - At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women's empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill training, and increased autonomy through the development of their own livelihoods.

  6. Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’?

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 04 (IPS) - At CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance working to strengthen citizen participation, we receive bad news of attacks on compatriots every day.

  7. ‘Sparks of Hope’ in a Time of Fear

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 01 (IPS) - Out of 300 nominations from across the globe, just four have won an innovation award for their commitment to human rights.

    Now in its 12th year, the Nelson Mandala-Graça Machel Innovation Awards seeks to celebrate and promote diverse individuals and organizations for their excellence and bravery in creating social change.

  8. Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    NAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - "Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution," Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation's global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.

  9. Fiji Civil Society Meeting to Focus on Pacific Islands Under Threat

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (IPS) - The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some of the world's most vulnerable – both economically and environmentally.

  10. Should Environmental Refugees be Granted Asylum Status?

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - The 1951 UN convention on political refugees-- which never foresaw the phenomenon of climate change-- permits refugee status only if one "has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion."

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