News headlines for “Climate Change and Global Warming”

  1. Nature-Based Climate Solutions Opportunity for Latin America

    Thursday, December 05, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 05 (IPS) - Protecting and restoring natural areas in Latin America, home to fifty percent of the planet's biodiversity and over a quarter of its forests, is critical if the world is to avert a biodiversity and climate disaster.

  2. Travel Tourism Must Transform to Survive, Thrive

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 04 (IPS) - The travel and tourism sector, with its significant economic and social benefits, has no choice but to transform to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at COP25 to industry representatives.

  3. Indigenous Knowledge, a Lesson for a Sustainable Food Future

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    MILAN, Italy, Dec 04 (IPS) - Local knowledge systems rooted in traditional practices and culture passed down generations provide sustainable solutions to food and nutritional insecurity on the back of climate change, a conference heard this week.

  4. Fixing the Business of Food

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    MILAN, Italy, Dec 04 (IPS) - Milan is the city where Leonardo da Vinci painted his iconic Last Supper. Frozen in time is the moment Christ told his disciples there was a traitor among them. Visitors to the painting can examine the expressions on the faces of the disciples and look the food they might have eaten – the bread and wine, and of course the spilt salt. As one delegate to the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition noted, the diet did not seem varied or healthy.

  5. Right to Food Denied by Poor Policies and Inaction

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    MILAN, Italy, Dec 03 (IPS) - Global food systems are ripe for transformation if people are to be nourished and the planet sustainable, says Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur of the Right to Food of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

  6. Tradition and Technology Take Centre Stage at BCFN Food Forum

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    MILAN, Italy, Dec 03 (IPS) - A coffee producer will receive a cent and a half from a $2.50 cup of coffee. This one stark fact stood out as scientists, researchers, activists and grappled with solutions for change in food and nutrition practises, which would benefit the greater community.

  7. What Do We Want from Our Oceans?

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    ROME, Dec 03 (IPS) - This is a question we need to ask ourselves but before answering we need to acknowledge the diversity of expectations and aspirations that we all have for oceans, which cover more than two-thirds of the planet's surface.

  8. World’s Crisis-Stricken Oceans Doomed to Destruction Without a Global Treaty

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 03 (IPS) - The greatest single climate-induced threat facing the world's 44 small island developing states (SIDS) is rising sea waters which could obliterate some of the low-lying states, including Maldives, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Palau and Micronesia.

  9. Climate Summit Kicks Off, Caught Between Realism and Hope

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 03 (IPS) - Tens of thousands of delegates from state parties began working Monday Dec. 2 in the Spanish capital to pave the way to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, while at a parallel summit, representatives of civil society demanded that the international community go further.

  10. Green Economy “Not to be Feared, But an Opportunity to be Embraced” Says UN Chief as COP25 Gets Underway

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 02 (IPS) - A green economy is "not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced", UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Mondayin a keynote speech to delegates at the opening of the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid on Monday.

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