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Caribbean Youth Ready to Lead on Climate Issues

Monday, January 19, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Jan 19 (IPS) - At 24 years old, Stefan Knights has never been on the side of those who are sceptical about the reality and severity of climate change.

In India’s Western Gujarat State, Sustainable Energy Starts With the Sun

Monday, January 19, 2015

BARODA, India, Jan 19 (IPS) - It began with an experiment to install photovoltaic cells over an irrigation canal that forms part of the Sardar Sarovar canal network – a massive hydel power project across the River Narmada that irrigates some 1.8 million hectares of arable land in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Pacific Islands Call for New Thinking to Implement Post-2015 Development Goals

Monday, January 19, 2015

SYDNEY, Jan 19 (IPS) - As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of poverty-alleviation targets set by the United Nations, come to a close this year, countries around the world are taking stock of their successes and failures in tackling key developmental issues.

Africa Must Prioritise Water in Its Development Agenda

Thursday, January 15, 2015

ZARAGOZA, Jan 15 (IPS) - Although African countries have been lauded for their efforts towards ensuring that people have access to safe drinking water in keeping with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they have nonetheless come under scrutiny for failure to prioritise water in their development agendas.

In the Shadow of Glacial Lakes, Pakistan’s Mountain Communities Look to Climate Adaptation

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BINDO GOL, Pakistan, Jan 15 (IPS) - Khaliq-ul-Zaman, a farmer from the remote Bindo Gol valley in northern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has long lived under the shadow of disaster.

OPINION: For the Good of Humanity – Towards a Culture of Caring

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ROME, Jan 13 (IPS) - About a week ago my wife was taken to hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia. She was promptly treated with antibiotics and, wonderfully, is now on the mend.

More Than Half of Africa's Arable Land ‘Too Damaged’ for Food Production

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NTUNGAMO DISTRICT, Uganda, Jan 13 (IPS) - A report published last month by the Montpellier Panel - an eminent group of agriculture, ecology and trade experts from Africa and Europe - says about 65 percent of Africa's arable land is too damaged to sustain viable food production.

Haitians Worry World Bank-Assisted Mining Law Could Result in “Looting”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (IPS) - With Haiti's Parliament possibly set to dissolve by Tuesday, civil society groups are worried that the Haitian president may move to unilaterally put in place a contentious revision to the country's decades-old mining law.

St. Vincent Embarks on Renewable Energy Path

Monday, January 12, 2015

KINGSTOWN, Jan 12 (IPS) - For decades, the fertile slopes of La Soufriere volcano, which occupies the northern third of this 344-kilometre-square island, has produced illegally grown marijuana that fuels the local underground economy, and the trade in that illicit drug across the eastern Caribbean.

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