News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 6

  1. “The Sustainable Bioeconomy, a Path Towards Post-Extractivism”

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    QUITO, Jul 20 (IPS) - Ela Zambrano interviews TARSICIO GRANIZO, Ecuador's minister of environment.

    Ecuador has decided to move towards a bioeconomy-based development model, "which must be sustainable," because otherwise "the remedy could be worse than the disease," said the country's Environment Minister Tarsicio Granizo, who is spearheading this innovative approach.

  2. India Fast Becoming a Pillar of Global Growth & Stability

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Hardeep S. Puri, India's Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, in his address to the UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

    It is with great pleasure and pride that I interact with you this afternoon as India's Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, to share some thoughts on India's extremely ambitious, and arguably the world's largest planned urbanization programme under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

  3. Chile Has Medicine Against Desertification, But Does Not Take It

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    OVALLE, Chile, Jul 17 (IPS) - The retention of rainwater which otherwise is lost at sea could be an excellent medicine against the advance of the desert from northern to central Chile, but there is no political will to take the necessary actions, according to experts and representatives of affected communities.

  4. Q&A: Air Pollution Remains Cause for Alarm in Asia

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    BANGKOK, Jul 17 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Sinsiri Tiwutanond spoke to Global Green Growth Institute's director-general Dr. Frank Rijsbermanon about Asia's fight against air pollution.

    At the start of the year the pollution in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, reached six times the World Health Organization's guideline levels for air quality.

    Yet the levels, which appear higher than those of South Korea's capital Seoul—where most people monitor the air pollution levels daily—is not treated with equal concern because of a lack of general awareness. This is despite the fact that air pollution has become the largest cause of premature deaths in Asia.

  5. New York, With 8.5 Million People, Among Cities Heading for a Sustainable Future

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Maimunah Mohd Sharif is Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

    New York has long been considered a pioneer – in fashion, art, music, and food, just to name a few. Now this city of 8.5 million is leading a shift in how we tackle today's toughest global challenges like climate change, education, inequality, and poverty.

  6. Greening the Way for Thailand’s First Green and Smart City

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    BANGKOK, Jul 16 (IPS) - Thailand's industrial sector must focus on sustainable and green development to remain competitive in the region.

  7. Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 16 (IPS) - Vanita Suneja is Regional Advocacy Manager, South Asia, for WaterAid.

    In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I'd like to tell my grandchildren the story of how — once upon a time — the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world.

  8. Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jul 16 (IPS) - An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger.

  9. Raising the Profile on the Largest Environmental Issue of Our Time

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - Land degradation caused by human activities is occurring at an alarming rate across the world, and the cost will be steep if no action is taken.

  10. Forests and Marine Resources Continue to Shrink

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    ROME, Jul 12 (IPS) - Deforestation and unsustainable farming are depriving the planet of forests, while destructive practices in fishing are limiting the chance to sustainably manage our oceans.

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