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

  1. Confronting New Climate Reality in Asia & the Pacific

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 01 (IPS) - Last week, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal was simple: to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency.

  2. Q&A: How Vietnam went from Zero to Hero in Developing Solar Projects and What Other Countries Can Do for Climate Change

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - A week ago, downtown New York witnessed one of the most historic moments in the climate action moment — hundreds of thousands of people attended the Climate Strike, where teen activists delivered powerful speeches and blows to world leaders for not taking climate change seriously.

  3. Investments to Cushion African Countries against Climate Shocks Not Enough

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled millions of dollars of new pledges at the United Nations this week amid growing fears of climate change ravaging the continent and derailing anti-poverty targets.

  4. Finance Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 27 (IPS) - The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved by 2030 with the political will to change international economic rules and mobilize resources needed for a massive public sector-led investment push to reinvigorate world economic progress sustainably, says UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2019 (TDR 2019).

  5. A Rising Youth Movement Picks Up Where Governments Have Failed

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - When the Youth Climate Summit concluded last week, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres predicted that if governments still lack the political will to make peace with nature, "there is huge hope in what the youth is doing all over the world".

  6. Oceans in Crisis as they Absorb the Brunt of Climate Change

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    NAIROBI, Sep 26 (IPS) - Warnings of strong winds, high waves and reduced visibility along the East African coastline are increasingly common.

    But local fisher folk like Ali Sombo from Kwale County, situated along Kenya's Indian Ocean Coastline, don't always heed the warnings by the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) to stay clear of the open sea during rough waters.

  7. Climate Emergency: A Humanitarian Call to Action

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    NEW YORK, United States, Sep 26 (IPS) - We saw this coming. As humanitarians, our risk assessments in different parts of the world have always factored in the potential for extreme weather events and the spread of vector-borne diseases, of drought, desertification, and mass displacement. Emergency first responders like us work up scenarios for interventions and gain experience each time we put our planning to the test in real crises.

  8. How to ‘Fix the Business of Food’ and Save the Planet

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - With up to one billion undernourished people around the world, and agriculture and land use systems increasingly vulnerable to climate change and land degradation, more companies within the global food industry need to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

  9. Fighting Climate Change: We Must Not Forget the Soils

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    ILLINOIS, United States, Sep 25 (IPS) - Around the world, citizens took to the streets to demand their governments address climate change. In the U.S., this widespread activism illustrates the findings of a newly released report by the Chicago Council on Global affairs which found for the first time that the majority of Americans consider climate change a threat and the most critical foreign policy issue facing the country.

  10. How Slow Moving Asbestos Regulations Compromise Health

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    WALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 24 (IPS) - Last year, the United States introduced a new asbestos rule that was received both positively and negatively and Canada banned the mineral altogether. Countries like the U.K. and Australia continue to struggle with the health implications of historic asbestos use, despite both having bans for several years. In contrast, nations like Russia and Vietnam continue to manufacture and use the mineral frequently. 

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