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New Fund Aims to Help Build Resilience to Climate Change

Friday, November 18, 2016

MARRAKECH, Nov 18 (IPS) - The world has been too slow in responding to climate events such as El Niño and La Niña, and those who are the "least responsible are the ones suffering most", Mary Robinson, the special envoy on El Niño and Climate, told IPS at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22).

Phosphate Mining Firms Set Sights on Southern Africa's Sea Floor

Thursday, November 17, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 17 (IPS) - A persistent fear of diminishing phosphorus reserves has pushed mining companies to search far and wide for new sources. Companies identified phosphate deposits on the ocean floor and are fighting for mining rights around the world.

SDGs: Making the Universal Agenda Truly Universal

Thursday, November 17, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (IPS) - One of the key features of the 2030 Agenda which the United Nations and member states identified in the lead up to the SDG agreement was the principle of universality.

Why Kenya's Engagement with the UN Is a Big Deal

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 (IPS) - President Uhuru Kenyatta warmly welcomed dozens of U.N Agencies, development partners and senior Government officials to the State House on 02 November 2016 to discuss the joint development plan from 2014 – 2018.

Convincing Investors to Unlock Africa's Green Energy Potential

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MARRAKECH, Nov 16 (IPS) - Lowering investment risks in African countries is key to achieving a climate-resilient development pathway on the continent, say experts here at the U.N.-sponsored Climate Conference.

Actions Needed Urgently to Tackle Air Pollution - Part 2

Monday, November 14, 2016

PENANG, Nov 14 (IPS) - As evidence mounts on the threats posed by air pollution to both human health and the environment, action must be urgently taken to address this problem.  

Adaptation Funding a Must for Africa

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MARRAKECH, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Paris Agreement hammered out at the summit on climate change in the French capital last year committed all parties to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies. The big question at the follow-up meeting here in Marrakech is how that deal will be implemented, especially for the developing nations of Africa.

Opposition to Oil Pipeline in U.S. Serves as Example for Indigenous Struggles in Latin America

Friday, November 11, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Nov 11 (IPS) - Canadian activist Clayton Thomas-Muller crossed the border between his country and the United States to join the Native American movement against the construction of an oil pipeline, which has become a model to follow in struggles by indigenous people against megaprojects, that share many common elements.

Air Pollution Emerges as a Top Killer Globally - Part 1

Friday, November 11, 2016

PENANG, Nov 11 (IPS) - New research is showing that air pollution is a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change.   

Peace Fails to Bring Prosperity in Eastern Sri Lanka

Monday, November 07, 2016

KATANKUDDI, Nov 07 (IPS) - It is a Tuesday afternoon and only a handful of devotees have flocked to the Meera Grand Mosque in Katankuddi, about 300 kms east of the capital Colombo.

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