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As TPP Trade Talks Miss Third Deadline, Opponents Claim Momentum

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (IPS) - For the third year in a row, government negotiators for 12 Pacific Rim countries have missed an internal deadline to reach agreement on a controversial U.S.-led trade deal.

A Fair Climate Treaty or None at All, Jamaica Warns

Monday, November 10, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 10 (IPS) - As the clock counts down to the last major climate change meeting of the year, before countries must agree on a definitive new treaty in 2015, a senior United Nations official says members of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) "need to be innovative and think outside the box" if they hope to make progress on key issues.

Filipinos Take to the Streets One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

Monday, November 10, 2014

MANILA, Nov 10 (IPS) - People covered their bodies with mud to protest against government ineptitude and abandonment; others lighted paper lanterns and candles and released white doves and balloons to remember the dead, offer thanks and pray for more strength to move on; while many trooped to a vast grave site with white crosses to lay flowers for those who died, and to cry one more time.

Trapped Populations – Hostages of Climate Change

Monday, November 10, 2014

LONDON, Nov 10 (IPS) - Climate change is projected by many scientists to bring with it a range of calamities – from widespread floods, to prolonged heatwaves and slowly but relentlessly rising seas – taking the heaviest toll on those already most vulnerable.

Why Our Food Systems Need to Be More Nutrition-Smart

Saturday, November 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 08 (IPS) - "We are especially distressed by the high prevalence and increasing numbers of malnourished children under five years of age in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, more than 2000 million people, mostly women and children, are deficient in one or more micronutrients..."

OPINION: Bringing More International Pressure to Bear on Wildlife Crime

Saturday, November 08, 2014

QUITO, Ecuador, Nov 08 (IPS) - A surge in wildlife crime is fuelling criminal syndicates, perpetuating terrorism, and resulting in the loss of major revenues from tourism and industries dependent on iconic species while also endangering the livelihoods of the rural poor.

But this surge in wildlife crime is not only threatening iconic species, which include elephants, rhinos and tigers, but also lesser-known animals that are also on the brink of extinction.

Responding to Climate Change from the Grassroots Up

Friday, November 07, 2014

GUNTHORPES, Antigua, Nov 07 (IPS) - As concern mounts over food security, two community groups are on a drive to mobilise average people across Antigua and Barbuda to mitigate and adapt in the wake of global climate change, which is affecting local weather patterns and by extension, agricultural production.

Extractives Companies “Not Ready” for Transparency Requirements

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 06 (IPS) - The world's largest corporations continue to publicise scant information about their global operations, according to new analysis that warns that extractives companies in particular are unprepared for pending disclosure requirements.

UNIDO Comes a Long Way

Thursday, November 06, 2014

VIENNA, Nov 06 (IPS) - The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has come a long way since 1997, when it faced the risk of closure in the aftermath of the end of the Cold War.

El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

BARRA DE SANTIAGO, El Salvador, Nov 05 (IPS) - Carlos Menjívar has been ferrying people in his boat for 20 years in this fishing village in western El Salvador surrounded by ocean, mangroves and wetlands, which is suffering the effects of environmental degradation.

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