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World Bank Unveils Major Global Support for Carbon Pricing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 23 (IPS) - Seventy-three countries and 22 lower-level governments offered formal support Monday for a global price on carbon dioxide emissions, including China, Russia and the European Union.

Climate Change an 'Existential Threat' for the Caribbean

Monday, September 22, 2014

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sep 22 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves doesn't mince words: he will tell you that it is a matter of life and death for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Green Economy Isn't Rocket Science – And It's Not Even Costly

Monday, September 22, 2014

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 22 (IPS) - Acting on climate change will not hurt domestic economic growth, and in fact is more likely to boost growth, most analyses now show.

Only the Crazy and Economists Believe Growth is Endless

Monday, September 22, 2014

LEIPZIG, Sep 22 (IPS) - From the mid-20th century onwards, economic growth has come to count as a self-evident goal in economic policies and GDP to be seen as the most important index for measuring economic activities.

French Add Voice to Global Climate Action

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PARIS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As if to highlight the reality of climate change, the rain came pouring down here as demonstrators prepared to rally for political action to combat global warming.

Africa Seeks Commitment to Adaptation in Climate Deal

Sunday, September 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, Sep 21 (IPS) - It is a critical time for international climate change negotiations. By December 2015, world leaders are due to decide on an international climate change agreement covering all countries that will take effect in 2020. 

Environmental Funding Bypasses Indigenous Communities

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALI, Indonesia, Sep 20 (IPS) - When she talks about the forests in her native Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, Maridiana Deren's facial expression changes. The calm, almost shy person is transformed into an emotionally charged woman, her fists clench and she stares wide-eyed at whoever is listening to her.

Will Governments Keep Their Promises on the Human Right to Water?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

AHMEDABAD, India, Sep 20 (IPS) - It was a dramatic moment at the United Nations when it voted in 2010 to affirm water and sanitation as a human right.

Rare Zambian Tree Faces Exploitation Because of Legal Loophole

Friday, September 19, 2014

RUFUNSA, Zambia, Sep 19 (IPS) - Steven Nyambose used to sell charcoal for a living until he discovered that the trees could be more lucrative in another way - through cutting them down and selling the logs to international buyers.

New Fund to Build on “Unprecedented Convergence” Around Land Rights

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 18 (IPS) - Starting next year, a new grant-making initiative will aim to fill what organisers say has been a longstanding gap in international coordination and funding around the recognition of community land rights.

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