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  1. Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific – Immense Opportunities, Critical Challenges

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    BRUXELLES, Sep 13 (IPS) - Fish is big business. The latest figures show that more than 165 million tonnes of fish are either captured or harvested in a year, with each person consuming more than 20kg of fish annually, according to the world average. Roughly US$ 140 billion worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry which involves processing, transport, retail and restaurants.

  2. Alert: Nature, on the Verge of Bankruptcy

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    ROME, Sep 12 (IPS) - Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world's land-based natural capital, warns a new United Nations report.

  3. Hurricanes, Human Rights and Fiji

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 12 (IPS) - When people ask me what rising sea levels and hurricanes have to do with human rights, I tell them about my work trip to the Maldives back in 2008. At the time, the small island nation was undertaking democratic reforms and leading the diplomatic efforts at the UN to portray the human face of climate change. Vivid in my memory is an image of a man piling up sand bags to keep the rising sea from taking his house. Vivid also are the faces of elderly islanders, wracked with despair and disbelief, after huge storm surges had forced people to relocate. 

  4. Much more climate finance now!

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 12 (IPS) - Funding developing countries' climate change mitigation and adaption efforts was never going to be easy. But it has become more uncertain with President Trump's decision to leave the Paris Accord. As a candidate, he threatened not to fulfil the modest US pledge of US$3 billion towards the 2020 target of US$100 billion yearly for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

  5. 2050 is Now

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 11 (IPS) - The reality of daily life is that we try to fix the problems that are staring us in the face. In many ways, the desire for short-term results defines the rhythm of both public and private life. So the idea that decisions today will define where we end up in a couple of decades is difficult to grasp, and may even appear outlandish.

  6. Taking Stock of SDG Actions on UN’s Development Agenda

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 (IPS) - Taken together, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, provide humanity with a masterplan for a sustainable way of life on this planet.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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