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  1. The Amazon Seeks Alternatives that Could Revolutionise Energy Production

    Saturday, April 06, 2019

    MANAUS, Brazil, Apr 06 (IPS) - A large steel wheel, 14 meters in diameter and 1.3 meters wide, could be the energy solution of the near future, generating 3.5 megawatts - enough to supply a city of 30,000 people, according to a company in the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northwest Brazil.

  2. All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!

    Friday, April 05, 2019

    ROME, Apr 05 (IPS) - Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo… These are just some of the world's most prestigious fashion catwalks. There, and elsewhere, perfectly – and often unrealistically – silhouetted young women and men graciously parade to impress elite guests and TV watchers with surprising, fabulous creativity of the most renowned fashion designers and dressmakers.

  3. Freshwater Canada’s Dirty Water Secret

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 04 (IPS) - Marcos Orellana is the environment and human rights director at Human Rights Watch.

    While residents across Prince Rupert, British Columbia are once again able to get safe drinking water from their taps, the boil-water advisory lifted there in late January should not be forgotten. Canada is a freshwater-rich country, but the time for complacency on essential water issues has long passed. Most people living in Canada have access to safe water. But drinking water advisories in the country about unsafe water have been concentrated in First Nation communities.

  4. Ambitions Are Affordable for Asia and the Pacific

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 04 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

    Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching up to do.

    Despite much progress, the region is not on track to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are living in a time of booming prosperity, yet many are getting left behind. Basic needs, such as the freedom for all from hunger and poverty, ill-health and gender-based discrimination, and equal opportunity for all are elusive. Economic, social and planetary well-being has a price tag. Calculations by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) show that it is mostly affordable for the region.

  5. Smart Cities hold Key to Sustainable Development

    Wednesday, April 03, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 03 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

    Asia and the Pacific's phenomenal development has been a story of rapid urbanization. As centres of innovation, entrepreneurship and opportunity, cities have drawn talent from across our region and driven economic growth which has transformed our societies.

  6. 'The First City Completely Devastated by Climate Change' Tries to Rebuild after Cyclone Idai

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    MAPUTO, Mar 29 (IPS) - The city of Dondo, about 30 kilometres from Beira, central Mozambique, didn't escape the strong winds of Cyclone Idai. It is estimated that more than 17,000 families were displaced and more than a dozen schools were destroyed in the city.

  7. Rising Inequalities in Asia-Pacific have become a Major Obstacle to Accelerating Progress

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 28 (IPS) - Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in a keynote address to the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.

    2019 will be a defining year for the 2030 Agenda; and the regional forums will pave the way for our first stocktaking on the SDGs in the General Assembly in September.

  8. The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    ROME, Mar 28 (IPS) - Since the powerful march of hundreds of thousands of students in 1,000 towns against climate change, an unexpected campaign of delegitimation, "demystification" and demonisation has started against Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who started the movement. After searching the media, social media and websites, this campaign can be divided into four different groups.

  9. Cyclone Idai: A Time to Reassess Disaster Management

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    HARARE, Mar 28 (IPS) - It was one of the worst tropical cyclones hit Southern Africa in recent times. Cyclone Idai, which has been characterised by heavy rains and flooding including mudslides in some parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, has left more than 750 dead, with thousands marooned in remote rural areas, whilst others are still unaccounted for. More than 1,5 million people are affected by the cyclone in the region.

  10. Anguilla's Fishers Share their First-Hand Knowledge About Climate Change and its Impact

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Mar 28 (IPS) - Fishers in Anguilla saw posted on Youtube this week a video they helped produce that depicts the impacts of climate change on their industry. Titled "Anguilla's Fishing Dilemma", the four-and-a-half minute video highlights some of the main challenges Anguilla's 92 licensed fishers face in earning a living.

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