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Climate Commission Issues Blueprint for Low-Carbon Economy

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 07 (IPS) - Up to 96 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030 to keep hold global warming below a critical threshold of two degrees C could be achieved through a series of 10 steps, says a new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate.

Putting the “Integrity of the Earth’s Ecosystems” at the Centre of the Sustainable Development Agenda

Monday, July 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - By 2050, we will be a world of nine billion people. Not only does this mean there'll be two million more mouths to feed than there are at present, it also means these mouths will be consuming more – in the next 20 years, for instance, an estimated three billion people will enter the middle class, in addition to the 1.8 billion estimated to be within that income bracket today.

Despite Scepticism, U.N. Hails Its Anti-Poverty Programme

Monday, July 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - The United Nations, which launched one of its most ambitious anti-poverty development programmes back in 2000, has hailed it as a riveting success story – despite shortcomings.

Financial Inclusion Key to Climate Risk Reduction for Zambia's Smallholders

Monday, July 06, 2015

MOYO, Pemba District, Zambia, Jul 06 (IPS) - In the advent of unpredictable weather, smallholder rain-dependent agriculture is increasingly becoming a risky business and the situation could worsen if, as seems likely, the world experiences levels of global warming that could lead to an increase in droughts, floods and diseases, both in frequency and intensity.

Caribbean Fights to Protect High-Value, Declining Species

Monday, July 06, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 06 (IPS) - Threats from climate change, declining reefs, overfishing and possible loss of several commercial species are driving the rollout of new policy measures to keep Caribbean fisheries sustainable.

U.N. Swears by Hefty 100 Billion Dollar Target to Fight Climate Change

Friday, July 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - The most devastating impact of climate change – including rising sea levels, floods, cyclones and both droughts and heavy monsoons – will be felt mostly by the world's poorest nations.

Drastic CO2 Cuts Needed to Save Oceans

Friday, July 03, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 03 (IPS) - If global carbon dioxide emissions are not dramatically curbed, the world's oceans – and the many services they provide humanity – will suffer "massive and mostly irreversible impacts," researchers warned in Science magazine Friday.

Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Could Fill Gap When Belo Monte Dam Is Finished

Friday, July 03, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 03 (IPS) - Some argue that the sustainable use of biodiversity is the best alternative for local development in the area surrounding the enormous Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, now that the construction project is entering its final phase on the Xingú River in Brazil's Amazon jungle.

Opinion: If You’re Against Coal Mining, Walk In and Stop It

Thursday, July 02, 2015

BERLIN, Jul 02 (IPS) - "If you're against coal mining, why don't you just walk into a coal mine and stop the excavators?"

Panama and Nicaragua - Two Canals, One Shared Dream

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Jul 01 (IPS) - Nicholas Suchecki Guillén is blind. His dream was to visit the Panama Canal expansion works, touch the cement structures, and feel part of this new period of history in his country.

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