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  1. Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 04 (IPS) - Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the region's environment leaders to discuss how they can work together towards a resource efficient and pollution-free Asia-Pacific.

  2. Climate-Smart Agriculture Urgently Needed in Africa

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    ROME, Sep 04 (IPS) - Africa contributes only 4 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while six of the 10 most affected countries by climate change are in Africa, warns a major agricultural research for development partnership, while stressing the urgent need to scale up climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of water use.

  3. Women Play Key Role in Solar Energy Projects

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Aug 31 (IPS) - Since weather affects everyone, the idea that women are more susceptible to the effects of climate change may strike some as puzzling.

  4. 'New Normal' for the U.S., All Too Familiar for the Caribbean

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 31 (IPS) - The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines says that it hopes that the devastating loss and damage that Hurricane Harvey has wrought in Texas might inspire the government of President Donald Trump to rethink its position on climate change.

  5. Young Artists Get Passionate About Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 30 (IPS) - Conversations about renewable and sustainable energy don't typically include artistic ideas on the subject. However, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has chosen to engage the region's youth in the conversation by inviting them to create artistic works on sustainable energy for a regional competition.

  6. Protecting Africa’s Drylands Key to the Continent’s Future

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 (IPS) - Africa's population continues to grow, putting intense pressure on available land for agricultural purposes and life-supporting ecosystem services even as the scenario is compounded by the adverse impacts of climate change.

  7. Rising Temperatures May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Aug 29 (IPS) - Rising temperatures due to global warming may ground up to a third of airplanes worldwide in the decades to come, according to a recently published analysis by Columbia University.

  8. Freshwater to Sea, the Resilience of Oceans

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Aug 28 (IPS) - It is a great pleasure to join you today at World Water Week and to be here in Stockholm. This city has been at the forefront of sustainable development since it hosted the first Earth Summit back in 1972, the same year I started my public service as a rural development officer in Fiji!

  9. On Climate Finance, 'The SIDS Can't Wait'

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    CASTRIES, St Lucia, Aug 28 (IPS) - Saint Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet warns that the clock is running out for small states such as those in the Caribbean as they struggle to develop infrastructure capable of withstanding changes in weather conditions - and that wealthier nations need to step up levels of aid.

  10. Forced Evictions, Rights Abuses of Maasai People in Tanzania

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    ROME, Aug 28 (IPS) - Indigenous Maasai people in Loliondo region,Tanzania have been facing new cases of forced evictions and human rights violations, a major international organisation supporting indigenous peoples' struggle for human rights and self-determination warned.

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