News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 3

  1. Poor Progress and No Finance Commitments at COP24 in Katowice

    Saturday, December 08, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 08 (IPS) - Implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change is in a limbo as developed countries remain noncommittal to financial obligations at the ongoing negotiations in Katowice, Poland.

  2. Water, an Environmental Product of Agriculture in Brazil

    Saturday, December 08, 2018

    BRASILIA, Dec 08 (IPS) - For the first time in her life, retired physical education teacher Elizabeth Ribeiro planted a tree, thorny papaya, native to Brazil's central savanna.

  3. A UN Conference Undermined by 11th Hour Withdrawals

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour.

  4. Middle Eastern Countries Can Overcome Pressing Challenges By Developing a Blue Economy

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - The Blue Economy is becoming an ‘El Dorado', a new frontier for traditionally arid and water-stressed nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Christian Averous, Vice President of Plan Bleu, one of the Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan developed under the United Environment Regional Seas Programme.

  5. Ending Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    YAOUNDÉ, Dec 06 (IPS) - Ten years ago when I set out on a career in media, my dream was to work for a TV station. The first prospective employer I came across invited me to an interview in his hotel room.

  6. Citizen Action in Europe’s Periphery: “An Antidote to Powerlessness”

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    GHENT, Belguim, Dec 06 (IPS) - Unjustified extra charges on drinking water, exploitation of labourers in the countryside and uncontrolled property speculation. In Europe's periphery, citizens' initiatives show how all too prevalent modern-day ailments can be tackled successfully. More often than not with the help of artists.

  7. The Revolution of Renewable Energy Needs Political Leadership

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - *Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. She was also the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, leading the Bank Group's efforts to campaign for the Paris Agreement.The cost of renewable energy is low, and at times, less than fossil fuels. What are the barriers to switching to renewables?

    Where current energy systems exist, they will need to be upgraded to be able to draw power from modern renewables and to exploit storage solutions that they require.

  8. Thermal Houses Keep People Warm in Peru's Highlands

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    HUAYRAPATA, Peru, Dec 06 (IPS) - Thirty families from a rural community more than 4,300 meters above sea level will have warm houses that will protect them from the freezing temperatures that each year cause deaths and diseases among children and older adults in this region of the southeastern Peruvian Andes.

  9. Watering the Paris Agreement at COP24

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Dec 05 (IPS) - Maggie White is Senior Manager - International. Policies, Swedish Water House.

    Most people will experience climate change in the form of water – higher frequency and intensity of floods and droughts, an increase in waterborne diseases, and overloaded sewage systems that are unable to cope with new demands.

  10. Q&A: Creating an African Bamboo Industry as Large as China’s

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    ACCRA, Dec 05 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Jamila Akweley Okertchiri interviews DR. HANS FRIEDERICH, Director General of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)The bamboo industry in China currently comprises up to 10 million people who make a living out of production of the grass. But while the Asian nation has significant resources of bamboo — three million hectares of plantation and three million hectares of natural forests — the continent of Africa is recorded to have an estimated three and a half million hectares of plantations, excluding conservation areas.

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