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‘What Can We Do for You?’ Aid Projects Pour Into Myanmar

Thursday, June 09, 2016

YANGON, Jun 09 (IPS) - International aid agencies, big and small, are beating a path to Myanmar, relishing the prospect of launching projects in a nation of 51 million people tentatively emerging from more than five decades of military rule.

Asia-Pacific Region Aims at Hunger-Free Goal by 2030

Thursday, June 09, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - The Asia Pacific region - home to two of the world's most populous countries - faces major food security challenges.

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), both China and India are not only two of the world's biggest producers of food but also the world's biggest consumers.

New Protocol Aims to Cut Trillion-Dollar Food Waste Bill

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Jun 08 (IPS) - Four years ago, 27-year-old Tsering Dorji of western Bhutan's Satsam village took to organic vegetable farming. Since then, thanks to composted manure and organic pesticide, the soil health of his farm has improved, and the yield has increased manifold.

Polynesian Voyagers Bring Messages of Hope to UN on World Oceans Day

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Polynesian voyagers who have sailed the world by canoe using ancient navigation skills will bring pledges they collected along the way to the UN on Wednesday as part of World Oceans Day celebrations.

Coral Reef Tourism in Danger as Reefs Struggle to Adapt to Warming

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

, Jun 07 (IPS) - A recent UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on world heritage sites in danger from climate change received widespread media attention after the Australian government requested the removal of a chapter on the Great Barrier Reef.

Q&A: Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration

Monday, June 06, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 06 (IPS) - Climate change is now adding new layers of complexity to the nexus between migration and the environment.

World Oceans Day - A Death Sea Called Mediterranean

Monday, June 06, 2016

ROME, Jun 06 (IPS) - While the United Nations identifies 17 major regional seas in its planning, the Mediterranean is perhaps the most dramatic case as it has gone from being the so-called cradle of civilization to be a cemetery for thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants. And it is most probably also the most polluted water basin the whole world. See this report.

Mega Dams Remain Controversial Source of Energy

Monday, June 06, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Although mega dams can have devastating impacts on ecosystems and indigenous communities, many of the world's poorest countries still see them as a way to fill gaping holes in their energy supplies.

What Lies Ahead for Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

Sunday, June 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 05 (IPS) - In September 2015, the international community adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Wildlife Trafficking Needs to Be a Policy Priority in Asia Pacific Before It Is Too Late

Sunday, June 05, 2016

BANGKOK, Jun 05 (IPS) - This year's World Environment Day on June 5 puts the spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. The problem has particular significance in Asia, which is the destination for most of the ivory taken from 20,000 to 25,000 elephants and the horns of more than 1,200 rhinos killed in Africa every year. Demand in the region is driven by fast growing middle and upper classes with an appetite for exotic pets, décor, food and fashion.

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