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Justice for Berta Caceres Incomplete Without Land Rights: UN Rapporteur

Friday, May 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - The murder of Honduran Indigenous woman Berta Caceres is only too familiar to Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Raising Walls Against the Sea

Thursday, May 12, 2016

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 12 (IPS) - Facing the bleak prospect of millions of its citizens being displaced in coming years due to sea level rise caused by climate change, Bangladesh is building up existing coastal embankments in a bid to protect coastal lands and people.

Fund Launched to Help Mountain People Face Climate Change Threat

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - Jack Norton was on a glacier in northern India. A seemingly impenetrable fortress of sweeping ridges and towering walls of granite, capped by hanging glaciers. It seemed, he said, that nothing could touch it, nothing could beat it down.

Hunger, a Matter of Global Security

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ROME, May 11 (IPS) - Desperate, frustrated, and with little hope for the future, on 17h December 2010, the Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. Thus began the popular revolution that toppled the dictatorship of Zine El AbidineBen Ali, in power since 1987, and with it a domino effect that spread across North Africa and the Middle East.

Biomass Could Help Power Africa’s Energy Transition

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 11 (IPS) - As fuel, firewood remains the dominant source of energy in Uganda. It has a long history of being unsustainably harvested, leading to severe depletion of the country's forest cover. But with new technology, biomass is now cleaning up its act.

Climate Change Leaves Kashmir’s Economy High and Dry

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SRINAGAR, India, May 10 (IPS) - Trudging barefoot on his two-acre piece of land, 57-year-old Mukhtar Ahmad has little hope of growing any crops this year due to the sudden dry spell that has struck Kashmir's winter.

WFO Calls for Farmer-Centred Sustainable Development

Monday, May 09, 2016

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 09 (IPS) - Over 600 delegates representing at least 570 million farms scattered around the world gathered in Zambia from May 4-7 under the umbrella of the World Farmers' Organisation (WFO) to discuss climate change, land tenure, innovations and capacity building as four pillars on which to build agricultural development.

Let’s Not Forget Disaster Risk as we Rush to Adapt to Climate Change

Monday, May 09, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 09 (IPS) - Helping at-risk communities adapt to climate change impacts is an important part of the Paris Climate Change agreement, but adaptation will not be complete without considering disaster risk.

Nobel Peace Laureates to Help Achieve Food Security

Sunday, May 08, 2016

, May 08 (IPS) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) believes that ongoing military conflicts, which have also devastated agricultural crops and livestock, are one of the primary causes of food shortages in war zones in Africa and the Middle East.

Farmers Can Weather Climate Change – With Financing

Friday, May 06, 2016

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 06 (IPS) - Merian Kalala, a farmer in Solwezi, capital of the North-Western Province of Zambia, knows firsthand that climate change is posing massive problems for agricultural productivity.

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