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  1. 4 Reasons for Countries to Enhance Climate Commitments by 2020

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 07 (IPS) - The Paris Agreement was widely hailed for drawing all nations together to tackle climate change, based on bottom-up contributions that will be reviewed and strengthened over time. These contributions are aimed at achieving the ambitious but necessary long-term goals of limiting global temperature increase and building resilience to climate impacts.

  2. Fourth Industrial Revolution & Its Dramatic Impact on Society

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - I am an engineer and, for the time being, I am also Secretary-General of the United Nations and we are all here because we believe in the force of Science, Innovation and Technology.

  3. Protein Plants Bolster Animal Feed in Cuba

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

  4. Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... But Where To?

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what?

  5. Why Water, Soap & Toilets are Keys in Ending Malnutrition

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    LONDON, Nov 06 (IPS) - I started work this morning feeling disillusioned. A report had hit my desk that painted a very bleak picture of the state of the world's health – and for a moment I was over-whelmed by just how much work there was left to do. Then I regrouped – and began making plans.

  6. Argentina Aims to Be a Leader in Mining, But Obstacles Abound

    Saturday, November 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 04 (IPS) - Argentina does not have the mining tradition of other South American countries, but this could begin to change. The government wants to draw 30 billion dollars in foreign investment to tap the great mining potential along the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, stretching from north to south.

  7. My vision for a pollution-free planet

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 03 (IPS) - For too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to economic growth.

  8. Got Climate Questions? Climate Watch Has Answers

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 03 (IPS) - Negotiators and stakeholders headed to Bonn, Germany, for next week's UN climate summit continue to confront a range of questions surrounding one essential query: How do we meet the imperative to lower greenhouse gas emissions now — quickly — to minimize the most severe impacts of climate change?

  9. Locals Learn to Live in Harmony with Drought in Brazil's Semiarid Region

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    CANUDOS, Brazil, Nov 02 (IPS) - Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil's semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals. Two models of development in struggle, with very different fruits.

  10. Widespread Natural Disasters Threaten Development Goals

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.

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