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Latin America Has Uneven Record on Environmental Sustainability

Monday, July 13, 2015

SAN JOSE, Jul 13 (IPS) - Millions of Latin Americans have better access to clean water and decent housing than 25 years ago. But the region still faces serious environmental challenges, such as deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions - a legacy of the model of development followed in the 20th century.

Jamaica's Coral Gardens Give New Hope for Dying Reefs

Monday, July 13, 2015

KINGSTON, Jul 13 (IPS) - With time running out for Jamaica's coral reefs, local marine scientists are taking things into their own hands, rebuilding the island's reefs and coastal defences one tiny fragment at a time - a step authorities say is critical to the country's climate change and disaster mitigation plans.

Earthquakes Don’t Kill, Buildings Do – Or Is It Inequity?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

KATHMANDU, Jul 12 (IPS) - 70-year-old Chiute Tamang was working in his field when the earth shook on Apr 25. He grabbed a tree. His wife and daughter were inside the house at the time, but managed to run out. In the blink of an eye, the building turned into a heap of stones. They were the lucky ones.

Fishing Families Left High and Dry by Amazon Dams

Friday, July 10, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 10 (IPS) - Small-scale fisherpersons were among the first forgotten victims of mega construction projects like the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingú River in the Brazilian Amazon.

Opinion: From New York to Addis Ababa, Financing for Development on Life-Support - Part Two

Friday, July 10, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 10 (IPS) - The key priorities of the Group of 77 developing countries (G77) remain somewhat aligned around a set of issues that have been present from the beginning of the FfD negotiations in New York.

Opinion: En Route to Paris

Friday, July 10, 2015

BERLIN, Jul 10 (IPS) - When the three-day conference on Financing for Development begins on Jul. 13 in Addis Ababa, the competitors in this year's Tour de France will have reached the mountains. They will have already experienced a few spills and will still have many kilometres to go.

Science and Technology a Game Changer for Post-2015 Development Agenda

Thursday, July 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - A group of international scientists, designated as advisers to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has conveyed a significantly timely message to him: science, technology and innovation (STI) can be "the game changer" for the U.N.'s future development efforts.

Groups Slam Green Climate Fund Approval of Firms Tied to Dirty Energy

Thursday, July 09, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 09 (IPS) - Civil society representatives attending the board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Songdo, South Korea expressed strong disappointment Thursday with the board's decision to accredit Deutsche Bank - one of the world's largest financiers of coal - to receive and distribute GCF funds.

Opinion: ASEAN Must Unite Against Climate Change

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

MANILA, Jul 08 (IPS) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started as a cooperation bloc in 1968. Founded by five countries - Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines - ASEAN has since evolved into a regional force which is slowly changing the landscape in global politics.

Humanitarian Emergencies Lend Urgency to World Population Day

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - On the eve of World Population Day, the United Nations is fighting a virtually losing battle against growing humanitarian emergencies triggered mostly by military conflicts that are displacing people by the millions – and rendering them either homeless or reducing them to the status of refugees.

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