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The Challenge of Climate Change: an Indian perspective

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, INDIA, Nov 19 (IPS) - Few countries in the world are as vulnerable to the effects of climate change as India is with its vast population (of over 1.2 billion) that is dependent on the growth of its agrarian economy, its expansive coastal areas and the Himalayan region and islands.

Latin America to Push for Food Security Laws as a Bloc

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LIMA, Nov 17 (IPS) - Lawmakers in the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean decided at a regional meeting to work as a bloc for the passage of laws on food security – an area in which countries in the region have show uneven progress.

Nepali Farmers Get Climate Smart

Friday, November 13, 2015

KAVREPALANCHOK, NEPAL, Nov 13 (IPS) - Bimala Bajagain, a farmer and mother of three, wears a fading red kurta and appears older than her age at 35. She offers us plates of salted guavas at the porch of her quake-damaged house.

Leading Powers to Double Renewable Energy Supply by 2030

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 12 (IPS) - Eight of the world's leading economies will double their renewable energy supply by 2030 if they live up to their pledges to contribute to curbing global warming, which will be included in the new climate treaty.

Climate Change Bites Kenyan Tea Farmers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NAIROBI, Nov 11 (IPS) - You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.

Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SANTIAGO, Nov 11 (IPS) - Lawmakers in Latin America are joining forces to strengthen institutional frameworks that sustain the fight against hunger in a region that, despite being dubbed "the next global breadbasket", still has more than 34 undernourished people.

Climate Change May Increase World’s Poor by 100 Million, Warns World Bank

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were approved by more than 160 world leaders at a summit meeting in September, are an integral part of the world body's post-2015 development agenda, including the eradication of hunger and poverty by 2030.

Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

Saturday, November 07, 2015

LIMA, Nov 07 (IPS) - Undertaking the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in their countries, legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, together with guest lawmakers from Africa and Asia, will hold the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Oct. 15-17.

Climate Change Threatens Flavours of Argentine Wine

Thursday, November 05, 2015

MENDOZA, Argentina, Nov 05 (IPS) - Purple garlic that is losing its color? More translucent wine? Climate change will also affect the flavours of our food in the absence of measures to mitigate the impacts of global warming, which are already being felt in crops that are basic to local economies, such as in the Argentine province of Mendoza.

Open Data - Still Closed to Latin American Communities

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Nov 04 (IPS) - Open data policies in Latin America have not yet enabled communities to exercise their right to access to information, consultation and participation with regard to mining or infrastructure projects that affect their surroundings and way of life.

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