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Responding to Climate Change from the Grassroots Up

Friday, November 07, 2014

GUNTHORPES, Antigua, Nov 07 (IPS) - As concern mounts over food security, two community groups are on a drive to mobilise average people across Antigua and Barbuda to mitigate and adapt in the wake of global climate change, which is affecting local weather patterns and by extension, agricultural production.

Extractives Companies “Not Ready” for Transparency Requirements

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 06 (IPS) - The world's largest corporations continue to publicise scant information about their global operations, according to new analysis that warns that extractives companies in particular are unprepared for pending disclosure requirements.

UNIDO Comes a Long Way

Thursday, November 06, 2014

VIENNA, Nov 06 (IPS) - The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has come a long way since 1997, when it faced the risk of closure in the aftermath of the end of the Cold War.

El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

BARRA DE SANTIAGO, El Salvador, Nov 05 (IPS) - Carlos Menjívar has been ferrying people in his boat for 20 years in this fishing village in western El Salvador surrounded by ocean, mangroves and wetlands, which is suffering the effects of environmental degradation.

Using Phytotechnology to Remedy Damage Caused by Mining

Monday, November 03, 2014

SANTIAGO, Nov 03 (IPS) - Combating the negative effects of its own production processes is one of the challenges facing the mining industry, one of the pillars of the Chilean economy.

Uganda Still Grapples with Inadequate Funds to Tackle Climate Change

Monday, November 03, 2014

KAMPALA, Nov 03 (IPS) - Until last month, Allen Nambozo's only source of income was the cabbages, carrots and bananas she grew along the slopes of Uganda's Mount Elgon in the eastern district of Bulambuli. 

Lacklustre Early Warning System Brings Tragedy to a Languid Mountainside

Sunday, November 02, 2014

COLOMBO, Nov 02 (IPS) - When early warning systems fail, death comes quickly to unsuspecting victims of natural disasters. It is a reality that millions of Sri Lankans have experienced repeatedly in the last decade, and yet those responsible for preventing human fatalities continue to make the same mistakes.

Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses

Friday, October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country's massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.

Better Water Management Needed to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, October 30, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Oct 30 (IPS) - It demands repetition: water is a precondition for all life. It keeps us alive – literally – while being a prerequisite for or integral part of most of our daily activities. Think hospitals without water, think farms, energy producers, industries, schools and homes without our most needed resource. All sectors, without exception, are dependent on water.

OPINION: From Almaty to Vienna, New Prospects For LLDCs

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (IPS) - Kazakhstan being the world's largest landlocked country, and also the ninth largest country in the world of more than 2.7 million square kilometres, hosted in 2003 in Almaty the First United Nations Conference on Landlocked Countries.

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