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Islamic Declaration Turns Up Heat Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (IPS) - Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries issued a joint declaration Tuesday underlining the severity of the problem and urging governments to commit to 100 percent renewable energy or a zero emissions strategy.

Latin America Should Lead in Protecting the Planet’s Oceans

Monday, August 17, 2015

SANTIAGO, Aug 17 (IPS) - Latin America should assume a position of global leadership by adopting effective measures to protect the oceans, which are threatened by illegal fishing, the impacts of climate change, and pollution caused by acidification and plastic waste.

Kashmir: Where a Pilgrimage Threatens a Delicate Ecosystem

Monday, August 17, 2015

PAHALGAM, India, Aug 17 (IPS) - As he struggled to find a section of the stream clean enough to rinse off his muddy shoes, Mohan Kumar, a Hindu pilgrim on his way to the holy Amarnath shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir, gazed with despair over the filth that lay thick on the landscape.

The U.N. at 70: Leading the Global Agenda on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality - Part Two

Monday, August 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - The efforts of the United Nations and the global women's movement to promote the women's rights agenda and make it a top international priority saw its culmination in the creation of U.N. Women, by the General Assembly in 2010.

The U.N. at 70: Leading the Global Agenda on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality - Part One

Friday, August 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - If there is any idea and cause for which the United Nations has been an indispensable engine of progress globally it is the cause of ending all forms of "discrimination and violence against women and girls, ensuring the realization of their equal rights and advancing their political, economic and social empowerment.

Zimbabwe's Forest Carbon Programme Not All It Seems

Friday, August 14, 2015

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 14 (IPS) - The efficacy of attempts to sustainably manage forests and conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in Zimbabwe is increasingly coming under scrutiny as new research warns that the politics of access and control over forests and their carbon is challenging conventional understanding.

Impressive Relief Effort Alleviating Hardship in Flood-Affected Myanmar

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - With the rainy season still far from over, flood-affected communities in the Sagaing Region and other parts of northern and western Myanmar are preparing for more hardships, while the government continues what the United Nations has called an "incredible" relief effort.

Latin America Has Enormous Untapped Potential for Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SAN JOSE, Aug 12 (IPS) - Latin America is facing a two-pronged challenge: double power generation by 2050 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The only solution? Green energy.

Pope Francis Joins Battle Against Transgenic Crops

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 (IPS) - A few centuries ago, the biotechnology industry would have been able to buy a papal bull to expiate its sins and grant it redemption. But in his encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si", Pope Francis condemns genetically modified organisms (GMOs) without leaving room for a pardon.

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