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Initial Global Effects of Trump Even Before Taking Office

Thursday, November 24, 2016

PENANG, Nov 24 (IPS) - Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas --  global finance, trade and climate change.

The Potential Cost of U.S. Climate Inaction

Thursday, November 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) - Although U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has hinted he may be softening his stance on climate change, many are still uncertain of what lies ahead concerning climate action within and beyond the United States.

Coal Mine Threatens Ecological Paradise in Chile's Patagonia Region

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SANTIAGO, Nov 22 (IPS) - An open-pit coal mine in the southern island of Riesco, a paradise of biological diversity in Chile's southern Patagonia wilderness region, is a reflection of the weakness of the country's environmental laws, which are criticised by local residents, activists, scientists and lawmakers.

Battle of the Desert (II): A ‘Great Green Wall for Africa’

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ROME, Nov 20 (IPS) - Desertification, land degradation, drought, climate change, food insecurity, poverty, loss of biodiversity, forced migration and conflicts, are some of the key challenges facing Africa—a giant continent home to 1,2 billion people living in 54 countries.

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.  

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