News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 3

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Poised to Become Digital-First Economies, ASEAN Countries Still Face Core Challenges

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 05 (IPS) - Jia Feng is Communications Officer, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Communications DepartmentHomegrown Ride-Hailing APPS, intelligent traffic systems, advanced construction techniques, automated energy-consumption management all propel the innovation wave washing over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  6. Climate Change Response Must Be Accompanied By a Renewed Approach to Economic Development

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    KINGSTON, Oct 05 (IPS) - In the face of the many challenges posed by climate change, Panos Caribbean, a global network of institutes working to give a voice to poor and marginalised communities, says the Caribbean must raise its voice to demand and support the global temperature target of 1.5 °C.

  7. Saving the Kindergarten of Sharks

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    MAYAN RIVIERA, Mexico, Oct 04 (IPS) - Every winter dozens of bull sharks come to Mexico's Mayan Riviera to breed. A single bull shark can give birth to up to 15 young. They are the only species of shark that can live in both fresh and salt water.

  8. How to Green Uganda’s Cities

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    KAMPALA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Locals in Kampala, Uganda's capital, always have two or three things to say in a conversation about how the city is developing. Some say it is filthy because of the growing waste; others say it is a slum because of its unplanned settlements; and then there are those who say it is just plain inconvenient because of the traffic congestion created by the boda boda (motorcycle taxis) and commuter taxis that honk incessantly as they make their way along the streets.

  9. Fixing the Crisis of Confidence in the Green Climate Fund

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 01 (IPS) - Jacob Waslander is a Senior Associate at World Resources Institute and a former board member of the Green Climate Fund & Patricia Quijano Vallejos is a lawyer and Research Analyst in the Finance Center at World Resources Institute.The Green Climate Fund's mandate couldn't be more crucial: accelerating climate action in developing countries by supporting transformational investments in adaptation and emissions reduction.

  10. Q & A: Why Switching to Renewable Energy Sources is No Longer a Matter of Morality, But of Economics

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was founded eight years ago, the general public thought that renewable energies would never replace oil and coal. Today, the tables have turned.

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