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  1. Island Women Take the Lead in Peatland Restoration

    Thursday, March 07, 2019

    LEYTE ISLAND, Philippines, Mar 07 (IPS) - This feature part of IPS coverage of International Women's Day on Mar. 8

    Eluminada Roca has lived all her life next to the  Leyte Sab-a Basin peatlands. The grandmother from of San Isidro village in Philippines' Leyte island grew up looking at the green hills that feed water to the peatland, she harvested tikog—a peatland grass to weave mats—and ate the delicious fish that was once in abundant in the waters.

    But today, the land is losing its water, the grass is disappearing and the fish stock has drastically decreased.

  2. Smart Tech Will Only Work for Women When the Fundamentals for Its Uptake Are in Place

    Thursday, March 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 07 (IPS) - Ibrahim Thiaw is Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

    Science and technology offer exciting pathways for rural women to tackle the challenges they face daily. Innovative solutions for rural women can, for example, reduce their workload, raise food production and increase their participation in the paid labour market. But even the very best innovative, gender-appropriate technology makes no sense without access to other critical resources, especially secure land rights, which women in rural areas need to flourish.

  3. Industrial Jobs in Danger When the Climate is to be Saved

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 05 (IPS) - The trade unions' solution for a greener world is new jobs with good working conditions. The critics argue that there's not enough time. "We can either protect industrial jobs in the global north or save the climate", says political scientist Tadzio Müller.

  4. Healthy Oceans, Healthy Societies

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Over recent years, there have been shocking reports of marine endangerment and plastic pollution. The threats are clear, and now urgent action is needed more than ever.

  5. Living with Leprosy on the Climate-Vulnerable Kiribati Island Atolls

    Monday, March 04, 2019

    MANILA, Mar 04 (IPS) - Kurarenga Kaitire lives in Kiribati—one of the world's most climate-vulnerable nations. Already vulnerable to nature, the 29-year-old mother of five has faced a series of vulnerabilities over the past decade, including facing social stigma and domestic abuse.

  6. Saving for a 'Rainy Day' Takes on New Meaning in Caribbean

    Monday, March 04, 2019

    KINGSTOWN, Mar 04 (IPS) - In the tiny eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, proverbs relating to the weather are very common.

    Everyone knows that "Who has cocoa outside must look out for rain", has nothing to do with the drying of the bean from which chocolate is made or the sudden downpours common in this tropical nation.

  7. Q&A: Caught Up in the Opportunities of Climate Change and Less So With Adaptation

    Sunday, March 03, 2019

    BRIGDETOWN, Mar 03 (IPS) - Caribbean countries have been signalling their willingness to dedicate time and resources to implement and sustain effective multi-hazard early warning systems.

  8. Doing Business with Nature

    Saturday, March 02, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 02 (IPS) - As the environment continues to degrade and natural resources deplete at unprecedented rates, spelling disastrous consequences for societies, a new tool aims to bring financial institutions into the fight to protect nature.

  9. Accelerating the Caribbean's Climate Resilience

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Feb 26 (IPS) - The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator launched last year June with the backing of Virgin's Richard Branson has given itself five years to help the region become climate resilient.

  10. Does Climate Change Offer New Opportunities for Agriculture in Argentina?

    Monday, February 25, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 25 (IPS) - Climate change poses a global threat to food production, but for agriculture in Argentina it could also present new opportunities. In some areas of the country, farming conditions will improve, according to an analysis by experts of the latest climate projections.

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