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  1. Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep 06 (IPS) - The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.

  2. Scaling up Development Finance

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 05 (IPS) - The Business and Sustainable Development Commission has estimated that achievement of Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals will require US$2-3 trillion of additional investments annually compared to current world income of around US$115 trillion. This is a conservative estimate; annual investments of up to US$2 trillion yearly will be needed to have a chance of keeping temperature rise below 1.5°C.

  3. Ethiopia’s Internally Displaced Overlooked Amid Refugee Crises

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    DOLO ODO, Ethiopia, Sep 05 (IPS) - Grasping its limp leg, a woman drags the carcass of one of her few remaining black-headed sheep away from her family's domed shelter fashioned out of sticks and fabric that stands alone amid the desiccated scrubland a few kilometers from the town of Dolo Odo in the southeast of Ethiopia near the border with Somalia.

  4. Europe, New Border of Africa’s ‘Great Desert’ – The Sahara

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    ROME, Sep 05 (IPS) - With the highest temperatures on record and unprecedented heat waves hitting Europe this year, Africa's ‘Great Desert', the Sahara, is set continue its relentless march on the Southern European countries until it occupies more than 30 per cent of Spain just three decades from now.

  5. Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 04 (IPS) - Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the region's environment leaders to discuss how they can work together towards a resource efficient and pollution-free Asia-Pacific.

  6. Climate-Smart Agriculture Urgently Needed in Africa

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    ROME, Sep 04 (IPS) - Africa contributes only 4 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while six of the 10 most affected countries by climate change are in Africa, warns a major agricultural research for development partnership, while stressing the urgent need to scale up climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of water use.

  7. Women Play Key Role in Solar Energy Projects

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Aug 31 (IPS) - Since weather affects everyone, the idea that women are more susceptible to the effects of climate change may strike some as puzzling.

  8. 'New Normal' for the U.S., All Too Familiar for the Caribbean

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 31 (IPS) - The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines says that it hopes that the devastating loss and damage that Hurricane Harvey has wrought in Texas might inspire the government of President Donald Trump to rethink its position on climate change.

  9. Young Artists Get Passionate About Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 30 (IPS) - Conversations about renewable and sustainable energy don't typically include artistic ideas on the subject. However, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has chosen to engage the region's youth in the conversation by inviting them to create artistic works on sustainable energy for a regional competition.

  10. Protecting Africa’s Drylands Key to the Continent’s Future

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 (IPS) - Africa's population continues to grow, putting intense pressure on available land for agricultural purposes and life-supporting ecosystem services even as the scenario is compounded by the adverse impacts of climate change.

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