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  1. West Africa Moves Ahead with Renewable Energy Despite Unpredictable Challenges 

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 26 (IPS) - The West African nation of Guinea may be a signatory of the Paris Agreement, a global undertaking by countries around the world to reduce climate change, but as it tries to provide electricity to some three quarters of its 12 million people who are without, the commitment is proving a struggle.

  2. Building West Africa’s Capacity to Access Climate Funding

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Jun 25 (IPS) - When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa's largest such plant. But the distinction was short lived.

  3. Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard-- the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.

    Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that "nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018."

  4. Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    KIEV, Jun 21 (IPS) - A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country's approach to its water resources.

  5. Looking to the Sky for Solutions to Mexico's Water Scarcity

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 (IPS) - Twenty-five years ago, Mexican engineer Gustavo Rodriguez decided to collect rainwater to solve the scarcity of water in his home and contribute to the care of natural resources.

  6. Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    ROME, Jun 19 (IPS) - Enrique Yeves is Director of Communications, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsWe worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.

    We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe.

  7. Sustainable Land Management, the Formula to Combat Desertification

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CITY, Ecuador, Jun 18 (IPS) - Sustainable land management (SLM) and conservation are the recipes that with different ingredients represent the basis for combating soil degradation, participants in the event to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)agreed on Jun. 17 in Ecuador.

  8. You Are More Powerful than You Think!

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    BONN, Jun 14 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Are you overwhelmed by the depressing news coming at you daily? Conflict, forced migrants, famine, floods, hurricanes, extinction of species, climate change, threats of war … a seemingly endless list. It might surprise you, but you can really make a difference on many of these issues.

  9. Farmers from Central America and Brazil Join Forces to Live with Drought

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, Jun 14 (IPS) - Having a seven-litre container with a filter on the dining room table that purifies the collected rainwater, and opening a small valve to fill a cup and quench thirst, is almost revolutionry for Salvadoran peasant farmer Víctor de León.

  10. VIDEO: World Day to Combat Desertification - Land Has True Value. Invest In It

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    ROME, Jun 13 (IPS) - This video is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17We are witnessing the degradation of about 24% of the planet's land, with water scarcity affecting almost 2 billion people on the planet.

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