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  1. Time to Follow EU’s Lead & Step Up Climate Action with 2050 Plans

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    NEW YORK, Dec 12 (IPS) - Manish Bapna is Executive Vice President and Managing Director at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Stephen Gold is the Global Lead, Climate Change, at UN Development Programme (UNDP)As climate negotiators, experts and activists are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the international climate talks, much of the focus will be on immediate issues. Laying down the ground rules of the 2015 Paris Agreement and wrapping up the first global review of countries' progress to date are high on the agenda.

  2. Study Shows How African Countries are Preparing for Green Development

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 (IPS) - In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process.

  3. Indonesia Commits to Low Carbon Development and a Green Economy at COP24

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 (IPS) - Although Indonesia has attained decent economic growth of over five percent in the last decade, in order to ensure sustainable growth in the future the switch to renewable energy (RE) will be critical, says the country's government.

  4. Undertaking the Challenge of a Green Growth Pathway in Northern Mexico

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Dec 10 (IPS) - The northern Mexican state of Sonora seeks to position itself at the forefront in Mexico in the sustainable transformation of its economy. But it faces major challenges, such as greening its energy mix and relying less on mining, which is highly polluting and leaves little benefit to its public coffers.

  5. Water, an Environmental Product of Agriculture in Brazil

    Saturday, December 08, 2018

    BRASILIA, Dec 08 (IPS) - For the first time in her life, retired physical education teacher Elizabeth Ribeiro planted a tree, thorny papaya, native to Brazil's central savanna.

  6. Middle Eastern Countries Can Overcome Pressing Challenges By Developing a Blue Economy

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - The Blue Economy is becoming an ‘El Dorado', a new frontier for traditionally arid and water-stressed nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Christian Averous, Vice President of Plan Bleu, one of the Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan developed under the United Environment Regional Seas Programme.

  7. The Revolution of Renewable Energy Needs Political Leadership

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - *Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. She was also the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, leading the Bank Group's efforts to campaign for the Paris Agreement.The cost of renewable energy is low, and at times, less than fossil fuels. What are the barriers to switching to renewables?

    Where current energy systems exist, they will need to be upgraded to be able to draw power from modern renewables and to exploit storage solutions that they require.

  8. Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels To Reduce Emissions

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - In midst of the 24th United Nations climate change conference (COP24), many are trying to double down in the search for practical, actionable solutions to the climate crisis: land itself.

  9. Thermal Houses Keep People Warm in Peru's Highlands

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    HUAYRAPATA, Peru, Dec 06 (IPS) - Thirty families from a rural community more than 4,300 meters above sea level will have warm houses that will protect them from the freezing temperatures that each year cause deaths and diseases among children and older adults in this region of the southeastern Peruvian Andes.

  10. Conserving Canada's Diverse Marine Life

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Dec 05 (IPS) - Despite the deep, cold waters, newly discovered undersea mountains off Canada's west coast are home to a rich diversity of life.

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