News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 2

  1. 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).

  2. Latin America in Search of Sustainable Food Systems

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR/ATIQUIZAYA, El Salvador, Sep 11 (IPS) - A paradigm shift is needed regarding how food is produced, consumed and marketed in Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to curb health problems related to poor nutrition.

  3. 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.

  4. Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts... When Climate Sets the Agenda

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    ROME, Sep 11 (IPS) - When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, among the most impacting recent events.

  5. 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.

  6. 114 Nations Seek Support to Implement UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - Two years have passed since the world came together to adopt a truly remarkable framework for common progress: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda is transformative and inspiring its own right. That it was agreed at a time of severe political divisions on so many other issues was especially encouraging. Since then there has been very promising momentum around the world.

  7. Latin America Discusses How to Finance the Sustainable Development Agenda

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 08 (IPS) - Is it possible for the financial sector of Latin America and the Caribbean not only to think about earning money but also to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? The answer was sought in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a regional roundtable on sustainable finance.

  8. Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    WALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 08 (IPS) - The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organizationwas responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.

  9. “I Decide for Myself”: South Sudanese Woman Shows Power of Knowledge

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    RUMBEK, South Sudan, Sep 08 (IPS) - Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls in South Sudan, Ms. Balang was married, and became a mother, while just a teenager.

  10. How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs.

Web feed for Causes of Poverty news headlines