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U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage in project lending and technical assistance.

OP-ED: The World Bank’s Waste of Energy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - The World Bank's job is to fight poverty. Key to lifting people out of poverty is access to reliable modern energy. It makes sense.

Indigenous Leaders Targeted in Battle to Protect Forests

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 09 (IPS) - Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.

OP-ED: Climate Change May Affect Your Travel Plans – and Those of Millions of Animals

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

SAN JOSÉ, Apr 09 (IPS) - There are few experiences more frustrating than a delay in travel plans caused by bad weather. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this may be something we will have to get used to in the future.

Kenya’s Pastoralists Show their Green Thumbs

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

ISIOLO COUNTY, Kenya, Apr 09 (IPS) - For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in Merti division, northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of fatal clashes over receding resources.

In Eastern Caribbean, Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

MERO, Dominica, Apr 08 (IPS) - Christmas 2013 was the most "dreary and depressing" Don Corriette can remember in a very long time.

Mercury Still on the Loose in Latin America

Monday, April 07, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Apr 07 (IPS) - Latin America is not taking the new global agreement to limit mercury emissions seriously: the hazardous metal is still widely used and smuggled in artisanal gold mining and is released by the fossil fuel industry.

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

Monday, April 07, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released Monday.

Going Green Without Sinking into the Red

Monday, April 07, 2014

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 07 (IPS) - Most Caribbean countries are famous for their sun, sand and warm sea breezes. Far fewer are known for their wide use of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy.

Hard-Hit CDM Carbon Market Seeks New Buyers

Sunday, April 06, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 06 (IPS) - Since they first emerged as a result of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, carbon offset markets have been a key part of international emissions reductions agreements, allowing rich countries in the North to invest in "emissions-saving projects" in the South while they continue to emit CO2.

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