News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 3

  1. Biodiversity and Land Degradation: New Expert Insights

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Mar 12 (IPS) - Emma Archer Van Garderen, Co-chair of the IPBES Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Africa, is Chief Researcher in natural resources and the environment at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa. A geographer by training, her research-focus is on drylands.This month, five landmark expert assessment reports by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be considered by Governments for final approval in Medellín, Colombia.

  2. Greening India for a Sustainable Tomorrow

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    SEOUL, Mar 12 (IPS) - Dr. Frank Rijsberman is Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)Actions taken today in the pursuit of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive growth path in India stand to benefit more than 17 percent of the world's population. A sustainable future for India carries an impact for the subcontinent and the entire world.

  3. Want to Learn How to Save a Planet?

    Friday, March 09, 2018

  4. Forest Communities Join Forces to Fight Land Degradation in Mexico

    Friday, March 09, 2018

  5. Legal Africa-Asia Wildlife Trade Gets a Look in

    Thursday, March 08, 2018

    CAMBRIDGE, UK, Mar 08 (IPS) - Willow Outhwaite is Senior Programme Officer with TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network* In recent years, the focus on wildlife trade between Africa and Asia has been almost exclusively on poaching of iconic mammals and the smuggling of their parts.

  6. Promoting Green Growth to Meet Global Aspirations for Gender Equality

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    SEOUL, Mar 06 (IPS) - Dr. Frank Rijsberman is Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.The world has seen tremendous economic growth over the last decades, which has led to poverty reduction and increased welfare for millions of people. Environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness are key to the resilience of these gains and continued growth. "Leaving no one behind" as we navigate a shift towards green economies must be woven throughout the growth and development agendas.

  7. Three Things Cape Town Teaches Us About Managing Water

    Monday, March 05, 2018

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Mar 05 (IPS) - Anton Earle is Director of Stockholm International Water Institute's Africa Regional Centre (ARC) based in Pretoria, and leads SIWI's projects and partnership development, and is SIWI's representative in the Africa region.
    Johannes Ernstberger is Communications Officer, SIWI*
    Cape Town has always been water insecure. The city has done some things well to prepare for a situation like this, but if the drought has shown us something, it is that you need to get everything right and have some luck on top to get out unscathed when the unexpected actually happens.

  8. When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

    Monday, March 05, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 05 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
    Victor Tsang is UN Environment gender expert and Shari NijmanUN Environment communication officer
    When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water.

  9. Argentina’’s Patagonia Rebels Against Oil Field Waste Pits

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 01 (IPS) - A project to install a huge deposit of oil field waste pits has triggered a crisis in the north of Argentina's southern Patagonia region, and brought the debate on the environmental impact of extractive industries back to the forefront in this Southern Cone country.

  10. Costa Rica Studies Its Land, to Keep from Losing It

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    SAN JOSE, Feb 28 (IPS) - Donald Vásquez points to the soil on a farm located in one of the most degraded basins on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica. Below, where he points with his index finger, there is a huge layer of white earth, with dozens of bare coffee plants struggling to produce beans in the next harvest.

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