News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Pakistan and the World Need Inclusive Conflict Prevention

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    ISLAMABAD, Jul 20 (IPS) - Flight Lieutenant Quratulain Fatima is a policy practitioner working extensively in rural and conflict-ridden areas of Pakistan with a focus on gender inclusive development and conflict prevention. She is a 2018 Aspen New Voices FellowLast week, 200 people were injured and 131 died in a suicide bombing in Mastung, Baluchistan. This attack was second most deadly since the 2014 Army Public School Attack in Peshawar, KhyberPukhtunkwah, which killed 144 people. This recent attack was one of three in 72 hours related to the country's upcoming elections on July 25.

  2. Balancing Trade Wars

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 20 (IPS) - Sunita Narain* is Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Editor of Down to Earth magazineA global trade war has broken out. The United States fired the first salvo and there has been retaliation by the European Union, Canada, China and even India. Tariffs on certain imported goods have been increased in a tit-for-tat reaction.

  3. Even Rocks Harvest Water in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    JUAZEIRINHO/BOM JARDIM, Brazil, Jul 20 (IPS) - Rocks, once a hindrance since they reduced arable land, have become an asset. Pedrina Pereira and João Leite used them to build four ponds to collect rainwater in a farming community in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast.

  4. “The Sustainable Bioeconomy, a Path Towards Post-Extractivism”

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    QUITO, Jul 20 (IPS) - Ela Zambrano interviews TARSICIO GRANIZO, Ecuador's minister of environment.

    Ecuador has decided to move towards a bioeconomy-based development model, "which must be sustainable," because otherwise "the remedy could be worse than the disease," said the country's Environment Minister Tarsicio Granizo, who is spearheading this innovative approach.

  5. Support of Influential World Leaders Not Enough to End Rohingya Crisis

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    DHAKA, Jul 19 (IPS) - Despite having the strong support of influential global leaders, Bangladesh has ‘missed' the opportunity to mobilise the world's superpowers and place pressure on Myanmar to allow for the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.

  6. How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 (IPS) - David Bryden is the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS. He coordinates US advocacy, and co-chairs the TB Roundtable.

    Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.

    Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space.

  7. India Fast Becoming a Pillar of Global Growth & Stability

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Hardeep S. Puri, India's Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, in his address to the UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

    It is with great pleasure and pride that I interact with you this afternoon as India's Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, to share some thoughts on India's extremely ambitious, and arguably the world's largest planned urbanization programme under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

  8. Chile Has Medicine Against Desertification, But Does Not Take It

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    OVALLE, Chile, Jul 17 (IPS) - The retention of rainwater which otherwise is lost at sea could be an excellent medicine against the advance of the desert from northern to central Chile, but there is no political will to take the necessary actions, according to experts and representatives of affected communities.

  9. Q&A: Air Pollution Remains Cause for Alarm in Asia

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    BANGKOK, Jul 17 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Sinsiri Tiwutanond spoke to Global Green Growth Institute's director-general Dr. Frank Rijsbermanon about Asia's fight against air pollution.

    At the start of the year the pollution in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, reached six times the World Health Organization's guideline levels for air quality.

    Yet the levels, which appear higher than those of South Korea's capital Seoul—where most people monitor the air pollution levels daily—is not treated with equal concern because of a lack of general awareness. This is despite the fact that air pollution has become the largest cause of premature deaths in Asia.

  10. New York, With 8.5 Million People, Among Cities Heading for a Sustainable Future

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Maimunah Mohd Sharif is Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

    New York has long been considered a pioneer – in fashion, art, music, and food, just to name a few. Now this city of 8.5 million is leading a shift in how we tackle today's toughest global challenges like climate change, education, inequality, and poverty.

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