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  1. The Earthquake in Indonesia: How Collaboration Impacts the Global Water Crisis

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Oct 16 (IPS) - George C. Greene, IV is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Water Mission*, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areasOn Friday, September 28, the world first heard the devastating news out of Indonesia that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake had struck the island of Sulawesi. The quake caused substantial soil liquefaction — where the earth literally turned to liquid and started to flow — with entire homes sinking into the ground. It also triggered a tsunami, confirmed to be as high as 23 feet, that devastated the coastal areas.

  2. True Cost of a Plate of Food Around the World

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    GENEVA, Oct 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson at the UN World Food Programme (WFP) How much would you expect to pay for the most basic plate of food? The kind of thing you might whip up at home – nothing fancy, just enough to fill you up and meet a third of today's calorie needs. A soup, maybe, or a simple stew – some beans or lentils, a handful of rice, bread, or corn?

  3. A New IFC Vision for Greening Banks in Emerging Markets

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 15 (IPS) - Philippe Le Houérou is President, International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank affiliateThe International Finance Corporation is rapidly greening its portfolio.

    This past fiscal year, 36 percent of our own accounts and mobilization supported climate-smart projects — up from 12 percent a decade ago. Since May, we have been applying a carbon price to all project finance investments in the cement, chemicals, and thermal power sectors, at $40-80 per metric ton.

  4. Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation.

  5. Helping Ethiopia Achieve Green Growth and Avoid Industrialised Nations’ Environmental Mistakes

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 (IPS) - As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

  6. Students Go Green to End Global Energy Poverty

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 15 (IPS) - In Africa, over 640 million people – almost double the population of United States – have no access to electricity, with many relying on dirty sources of energy sources for heating, cooking and lighting.

    While not offering a solution to the electricity gap in Africa, Brian Kakembo Galabuzi, a Ugandan economics student, can offer a cleaner and cheaper solution.

  7. Indonesia Unveils Low Carbon Development Framework

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    JAKARTA, Oct 12 (IPS) - Indonesia is convinced that low carbon development and a green economy are key to further boosting economic growth without sacrificing environmental sustainability and social inclusivity.

  8. Rwanda Leverages Green Climate Fund’s Opportunities to Fast-Track Sustainable Development

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    KIGALI, Oct 12 (IPS) - In a move to achieve its green growth aspirations by 2050, Rwanda has placed a major focus on promoting project proposals that shift away from "business as usual" and have a significant impact on curbing climate change while attracting private investment.

  9. The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    BRIDGETOWN, Oct 12 (IPS) - If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for "resilience, resilience, resilience".

    And it is not just because he is his country's minister of agriculture.

  10. Transforming Food Systems for Resilience in Africa & Asia

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Nathanial Matthews is Program Director and Deon Nel, CEO of the Global Resilience PartnershipOur food system requires fundamental transformation. Disasters and shocks, from extreme flooding to persistent drought, are occurring more frequently and lasting longer, threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of small farmers across the globe.

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