News headlines for “Climate Change and Global Warming”, page 2

Financing Key to Reaching Everyone, Everywhere with Water & Sanitation

Thursday, April 13, 2017

LONDON, Apr 13 (IPS) - Eighteen months ago, UN member-states pledged a new set of goals on eradicating extreme poverty and creating a fairer, more sustainable planet by 2030. This week, we have alarming evidence that at least one of those goals – Sustainable Development Goal 6, to reach everyone everywhere with access to water and sanitation – is already in peril.

G77 Calls for Access & Benefit-Sharing of Marine Genetic Resources

Thursday, April 13, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (IPS) - The Group of 77 has strongly underlined the significance of marine genetic resources (MGRs) to the economies of developing nations.

Did You Know that the Oceans Have It All?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ROME, Apr 13 (IPS) - Perhaps you are not aware enough of the fact the oceans have it all! What is "all"? Well, oceans have from microscopic life to the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth, from the colourless to the shimmering, from the frozen to the boiling and from the sunlit to the mysterious dark of the deepest parts of the planet. Who says that?

The Unbearable Cost of Drought in Africa

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ROME, Apr 12 (IPS) - Nearly 50 per cent of all emergency multilateral food assistance to Africa is due to natural disasters, with advancing droughts significantly threatening both livelihoods and economic growth, warns the African Union through its ground-breaking extreme weather insurance mechanism designed to help the continent's countries resist and recover from the ravages of drought.

From Research to Entrepreneurship: Fishing Youth and Women out of Poverty

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MONGU, Zambia, Apr 12 (IPS) - Ivy Nyambe Inonge, 35, is the treasurer of Mbeta Island Integrated Fish Farm in Senanga district. Her group won the first prize in Zambia under the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF)  Expanding Business Opportunities for African Youth in Agricultural Value Chains in Southern Africa. She is excited at the prospect of what 5,000 dollars can do for her group, and ultimately, the whole community of Mbeta Island.

Fishing Village Fights Iron Mine in Northern Chile

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

LA HIGUERA, Chile, Apr 11 (IPS) - In Punta de Choros, a hidden cove on Chile's Pacific coast, some 900 fishers do not yet dare celebrate the decision by regional authorities to deny the Dominga port mining project a permit due to environmental reasons.

Developing Nations Call for New Trust Fund on Forest Protection

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 (IPS) - The Group of 77 is calling for the creation of a new and dedicated Trust Fund for the implementation of the UN's strategic plan on forests for the period 2017-2030.

World Must Act Now on Lake Chad Basin Crisis: FAO DG Graziano da Silva

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ROME, Apr 11 (IPS) - Food assistance is a priority and the only way to prevent the crisis from worsening in the Lake Chad Basin, is to support food production according to José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Economic Recovery Crucial to Sustainable Development

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (IPS) - More than eight years after the global financial crisis exploded in late 2008, economic growth remains generally tepid, while ostensible recovery measures appear to have exacerbated income and other inequalities. Yet, despite the G-20 group of the world's largest economies raising the level, frequency and profile of its meetings, effective multilateral cooperation and coordination remains a distant dream.

Microbes, New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests in Africa

Monday, April 10, 2017

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 10 (IPS) - Microscopic soil organisms could be an environmentally friendly way to control crop pests and diseases and even protect agriculture against the impacts of climate change, a leading researcher says.

Web feed for Climate Change and Global Warming news headlines