News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 5

  1. 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.

  2. Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    TOKYO, Japan, Oct 11 (IPS) - Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH), supported by the Government of Canada and hosted at McMaster University.Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns.

  3. Sustainable Development Depends on Better Nutrition for All Nations

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DES MOINES, IOWA, Oct 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro are World Food Prize Laureates of 2018From cold chains and blockchains - major technological revolutions are on the brink of transforming food systems.

  4. Conserving Africa’s Precious Resource Base While Fighting Hunger

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct 10 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Kalongo Chitengi, is Zambia Country Director of Self Help Africa, a Farming First supporter.Rosemary Chate's seven children gather around the table inside their home in Malela, a village in Zambia's remote Northern Province. They dig their spoons into bowls of food prepared by their mother – for the second time that day.

  5. “Our Choices Matter More Than Ever Before” To Limit Climate Change

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (IPS) - The release of a groundbreaking report has left the international community reeling over very real, intensified impacts of climate change which will hit home sooner rather than later. So what now?

  6. As Amazon Warms, Tropical Butterflies and Lizards Seek the Shade

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    PORT OF SPAIN, Oct 09 (IPS) - Recent research at a centre in Guyana shows that some types of butterflies and lizards in the Amazon have been seeking shelter from the heat as Amazonian temperatures rise.

  7. Consumption & Emissions: Rich Indians v/s Rich (& Poor) Americans

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Oct 09 (IPS) - The growing consumption of the ‘rich' in ‘poor' countries has been a running theme in the climate change debate for some time now. A large majority of opinion makers in developed countries, especially the US, are convinced that rising consumption of the rich in the developing world is responsible for climate change.

  8. Farmers Generate Their Own Electricity in El Salvador

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    Joya de Talchiga, EL SALVADOR, Oct 08 (IPS) - In Lilian Gómez's house, nestled in the mountains of eastern El Salvador, the darkness of the night was barely relieved by the faint, trembling flames of a pair of candles, just like in the houses of her neighbours. Until now.

  9. Leveraging the Potential for Green Growth in Vulnerable Countries

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 08 (IPS) - In May the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced next year's summit on climate. This assertion has given green growth and the Global Green Growth Institute international momentum, which was reflected in the events of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

  10. Going Full Circle for Growth and the Planet

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    Oct 05 (IPS) - LI Yong is Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Hongjoo Hahm is Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) The business case for making our economy more sustainable is clear. Globally, transitioning to a circular economy - where materials are reused, re-manufactured or recycled-could significantly reduce carbon emissions and deliver over US$1 trillion in material cost savings by 2025.(1) The benefits for Asia and the Pacific would be huge. But to make this happen, the region needs to reconcile its need for economic growth with its ambition for sustainable business.

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