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Caribbean Looks to France as Key Partner in Climate Financing

Friday, May 22, 2015

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 22 (IPS) - By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by re-joining the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Opinion: Voice of Civil Society Muffled in Post-2015 Negotiations for Better Future

Friday, May 22, 2015

LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - In September, the United Nations will agree on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set development priorities for the next 15 years. The draft goals that have been developed are ambitious – they seek to end poverty and ensure no one is left behind.

Lessons from an Indian Tribe on How to Manage the Food-Forest Nexus

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

RAYAGADA, India, May 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 240 sq km on the remote Niyamgiri hill range in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, an ancient tribal group known as the Dongria Kondh have earned themselves a reputation as trailblazers.

U.N., World Bank Set 2030 Deadline for Sustainable Energy for All

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, an unrelenting advocate of sustainable energy for all (SE4All), once dramatised the need for modern conveniences by holding up his cell phone before an audience in the Norwegian capital of Oslo and asking: "What would we do without them?"

Development Threatens Antigua's Protected Guiana Island

Monday, May 18, 2015

GUIANA ISLAND, Antigua, May 18 (IPS) - In June 2014, Gaston Browne led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party to a resounding victory at the polls with a pledge to transform the country into an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean.

African Women Mayors Join Forces to Fight for Clean Energy

Monday, May 18, 2015

PARIS, May 18 (IPS) - When some 40,000 delegates, including dozens of heads of state, descend on Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year, a group of African women mayors plan to be there and make their voices heard on a range of issues, including electrification.

Opinion: Edinburgh University Bows to Fossil Fuel Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

EDINBURGH, May 17 (IPS) - The University of Edinburgh has taken the decision to not divest from fossil fuels, going against the recommendations of its Central Management Group to divest from the coal and tar sands industry, which were was based on a report of the Fossil Fuels Review group that was set up to research and recommend options around investments in fossil fuels.

Opinion: Clean Energy Access, a Major Sustainable Development Goal

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum will take place next week in New York. Success in achieving sustainable development and tackling climate change challenges requires investment in clean energy solutions.

Poor Land Use Worsens Climate Change in St. Vincent

Thursday, May 14, 2015

KINGSTOWN, May 14 (IPS) - For 32 years, Joel Poyer, a forest technician, has been tending to the forest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The U.N. at 70: Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - Events are being organised around the world to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but a recent seminar held in the Austrian capital was not held to applaud the body's past contributions.

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