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

  1. Achieving Global Consensus on How to Slow Down Loss of Land

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Sep 04 (IPS) - Expectation are high, perhaps too high, as the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP 14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) now into the third day of its two-week session being held outside the smog-filled Indian capital of New Delhi.

  2. Animal Welfare: Where Does India Stand?

    Tuesday, September 03, 2019

    HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, India, Sep 03 (IPS) - We have the potential to lead the world in animal welfare, but the tendency to look at the issue in a vacuum has prevented this movement from being taken seriously.

  3. Why Governments Must Prioritise Sustained Tobacco Control Investment in Low- & Middle-Income Nations

    Monday, September 02, 2019

    OTTAWA, Sep 02 (IPS) - Trends in global consumption of cigarettes haven't improved since the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) earlier this summer.

  4. Is the UN’s High Seas Treaty Heading Towards Troubled Waters?

    Monday, September 02, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 02 (IPS) - The world's high seas, which extend beyond 200 nautical miles, are deemed "international waters" to be shared globally-- but they remain largely ungoverned.

  5. Ugandan Students Turn Waste to Wealth

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    Aug 30 (IPS) - Namugongo is a lush, forested community in central Uganda where tall trees are home to colourful birds and noisy monkeys.

    The community has a tragic place in history: on 3 June 1886, 22 Ugandan Christian converts were publicly executed, on the orders of King Mwanga II of the Buganda Kingdom, in an attempt to ward off the influence of colonial powers with whom the Christians were associated.

  6. The Arctic: Earth´s Last Frontier

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 29 (IPS) - The last frontier for utilizing and maybe even exhausting Earth´s natural resources is opening up in the Arctic and some of the world´s wealthiest nations are trying to secure their piece of the cake. Some act openly, others are more secretive – recently one of the competitors entered the game in a remarkably unwieldy manner.

  7. Our Food Systems Need Transformation

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    ROME, Aug 28 (IPS) - The right to food is a universal human right. Yet, over 820 million people are going hungry, according the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019). In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health" 1.

  8. Let’s Walk the Talk to Defeat Climate Change – African Leaders Told

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug 28 (IPS) - African leaders have been asked to walk the talk, and lead from the front, in order to build resilience and adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change on the continent.

  9. Let the World’s Future Not Turn into Ashes

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    MANILA, Aug 28 (IPS) - With the record rate blaze in the Amazon that struck Indigenous communities, the world is confronted by a humanitarian crisis in the midst of an ever-worsening political-economic condition.

  10. Disaster Risk Resilience: Key to Protecting Vulnerable Communities

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 28 (IPS) - The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across our region, cascading into slow onset disasters such as drought.

    Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones have struck new, unprepared parts of our region and devastatingly frequent floods have ensued. In Iran, these affected 10 million people this year and displaced 500,000 of which half were children. Bangladesh is experiencing its fourth wave of flooding in 2019. Last year, the state of Kerala in India faced the worst floods in a century.

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