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Innovative Project to Provide Renewable Energy 24/7 in Chilean Village

Friday, January 15, 2016

SANTIAGO, Jan 15 (IPS) - A novel energy project in Chile will combine a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant operating on seawater and a solar plant, to provide a steady supply of clean energy to a fishing village in the Atacama Desert, the world's driest.

CoP 21: The Start of a Long Journey

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IPS) - The agreement reached in December, 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a major step forward in dealing with the challenge of climate change. The very fact that almost every country in the world signed off on this agreement is a major achievement, credit for which must go in substantial measure to the Government of France and its leadership. However, in scientific terms, while this agreement certainly brings all the Parties together in moving ahead, in itself the commitments that have been made under the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are quite inadequate for limiting temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century relative to pre-industrial levels.

The Role of SDGs in Achieving Zero Hunger

Thursday, January 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (IPS) - It is a well-known fact that 795 million or one in nine are undernourished in our world today. This figure only goes up to more than one in eight for the developing world. Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. At the same time, the food industry is a major source of jobs and livelihoods.

Jamaica’s Drought Tool Could Turn the Table on Climate Change

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 13 (IPS) - On a very dry November 2013, Jamaica's Meteorological Service made its first official drought forecast when the newly developed Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) was used to predict a high probability of below average rainfall in the coming three months.

Drought Boosts Science in Dominican Republic

Monday, January 11, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 11 (IPS) - The recent lengthy drought in the Dominican Republic, which began to ease in late 2015, caused serious losses in agriculture and prompted national water rationing measures and educational campaigns.

Agroecology in Africa: Mitigation the Old New Way

Monday, January 11, 2016

OAKLAND, California, Jan 11 (IPS) - Millions of African farmers don't need to adapt to climate change. They have done that already.

Cash for the Climate Please, Caribbean Leaders Lament

Friday, January 08, 2016

GEORGETOWN, Jan 08 (IPS) - Funding to address the financial flows needed for adaptation and mitigation of climate change remains an issue of concern for the Caribbean.

Soy Boom Revives Amazon Highway

Friday, January 08, 2016

MIRITITUBA, Brazil, Jan 08 (IPS) - The BR-163 highway, an old dream of the Brazilian military to colonise the Amazon jungle, was revived by agroexporters as part of a plan aimed at cutting costs by shipping soy out of river ports. But the improvement of the road has accentuated problems such as deforestation and land tenure, and is fuelling new social conflicts.

Caribbean Journalists Prepare to Report on Climate Change

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Jan 06 (IPS) - Environmentally committed journalists in the Caribbean point to a major challenge for media workers: communicating and raising awareness about the crucial climate change agreement that emerged from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris.

Floods Pose Challenge to South American Integration

Monday, January 04, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 04 (IPS) - The flooding that has affected four South American countries has underscored the need for an integrated approach to addressing the causes and effects of climate change.

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