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Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs

Monday, May 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - U.N. member states are meeting throughout the year to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The goals are supposed to be universal and aspire to "leave no one behind."

Opinion: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush?

Monday, May 11, 2015

PARIS/OAKLAND, California, May 11 (IPS) - In our work at Greenpeace and the Oakland Institute around access and control over natural resources, we face constant accusations of being anti-development or "Northern NGOs who care more for the trees", despite working with communities around the world, from Cameroon, to China, to the Czech Republic.

Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival

Saturday, May 09, 2015

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 09 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.

Opinion: Renewable Energy – How to Make It More Bird-Friendly

Saturday, May 09, 2015

BONN, May 09 (IPS) - Climate change is one of the greatest risks to human societies, but also to biodiversity, often creating a "snowball effect" exacerbating existing pressures such as habitat fragmentation.

Opinion: The Bursting of Europe’s Biofuels Bubble

Saturday, May 09, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 09 (IPS) - Last week, the European Union reached a momentous decision to finally agree a reform to its disastrous biofuels legislation, signalling Europe's U-turn on the burning of crops for biofuels.

The Biggest Lessons Nepal Will Take Away From This Tragedy

Friday, May 08, 2015

COLOMBO, May 08 (IPS) - There has never been any doubt that Nepal is sitting on one of the most seismically active areas in South Asia. The fact that, when the big one struck, damages and deaths would be catastrophic has been known for years.

Opinion: South-South Cooperation Vital for Sustainable Development

Friday, May 08, 2015

COLOMBO, May 08 (IPS) - Sustainable development is central to a range of key discussions at the United Nations and elsewhere at the moment.

Living the Indigenous Way, from the Jungles to the Mountains

Friday, May 08, 2015

UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 08 (IPS) - In the course of human history many tens of thousands of communities have survived and thrived for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Scores of these largely self-sustaining traditional communities continue to this day in remote jungles, forests, mountains, deserts, and in the icy regions of the North. A few remain completely isolated from modern society.

Unifying Transmission from North to South Means Cheaper Energy in Chile

Thursday, May 07, 2015

SANTIAGO, May 07 (IPS) - Chile expects to have a more efficient and stable electricity market, with a more steady - and above all, less expensive – supply, when the country's two major power grids are interconnected over a distance of more than 3,000 km.

Costa Rica’s Energy Nearly 100 Percent Clean

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

SAN JOSE, May 05 (IPS) - Costa Rica has almost reached its goal of an energy mix based solely on renewable sources, harnessing solar, wind and geothermal power, as well as the energy of the country's rivers.

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