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  1. Former UN Chief Takes the Helm of Global Green Growth Institute

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    SEOUL, Mar 27 (IPS) - In the face of climate change and growing energy demand in developing countries, Ban Ki-moon, the new president and chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), unveiled his vision for a more sustainable path by helping countries in their transition to greener economies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  2. Pakistan Needs Global Climate Funds to Combat Shifting Weather Patterns

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Mar 26 (IPS) - As shifting weather patterns and extreme climates become the norm, access to climate funds are deemed essential for developing countries, such as Pakistan, that are facing the brunt of climate change.

  3. New Platform Will Support Youth Projects on Water and Climate

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 24 (IPS) - Young people around the globe with good ideas on how to deal with water and climate challenges now have a platform to show their projects to the world and attract funding and other contributions to realise their dreams.

  4. Role of Energy Efficiency in Limiting Climate Change

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    READING, United Kingdom, Mar 23 (IPS) - Greenhouse gases are produced as a by-product of the use of fossil fuels to supply light and heat, produce food, manufacture products and transport people and goods.  These gases congregate in the upper atmosphere and result in global warming through absorption of sunlight reflected from the earth's surface.  At the 21st meeting of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, it was agreed to limit the average increase in global temperature to 2°C .

  5. Working Together Is Key to Meeting Water Targets by 2030

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 22 (IPS) - Mutual collaboration and coordination among the various stakeholders are tools to accelerate the actions necessary to meet the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the 2030 Agenda, which states the need to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.

  6. A Whole New Decade for Water

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.As old and new challenges continue to threaten its access, the UN has dedicated the next decade in order to protect a crucial but fragile natural resource: water.

  7. Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    TAMPA, Florida, Mar 21 (IPS) - Doug Brown is the CEO of AquaVenture Holdings (NYSE: WAAS), a multinational provider of water purification solutions.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts predict that by 2030 the global water demand will exceed supply by 40%.

  8. We Must Take Care of Nature, Because Without Rain There Is No Fresh Water

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 21 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.Confidence in large rivers and giant aquifers plummeted in many parts of the world, in the face of the expansion of water crises after intense and prolonged droughts in the last decade.

  9. Restoring U.S. Aid Crucial to Avoid a Water Catastrophe in Gaza

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    GAZA CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - Matthias Schmale is Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.World Water Day (March 22) could not come at a more critical time for the people of Gaza who are facing a humanitarian catastrophe The recent decision by the United States to reduce funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), jeopardizes its role as a critical source of clean drinking water when Gaza's supplies slow to a drip.

  10. Why You Should Care About the Water Crisis

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    LONDON, Mar 21 (IPS) - Tim Wainwright is Chief executive, WaterAid, UK    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.For the past weeks, many have been anxiously tracking the approach of Cape Town's Day Zero: the day its taps will run dry. To everyone's relief, current predictions are that careful conservation may stave off such a catastrophe in the coastal South African city until the rains arrive.

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