News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Agribusiness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 19 (IPS) - For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would exhaust resources, especially those needed for food production. Exponential population growth would outstrip food output.

  2. In the World of Sustainability, Colonialism is Not Dead

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    SINGAPORE, Feb 19 (IPS) - Zafirah Zein is a correspondent for Eco-Business*, a sustainability media organisation covering responsible business and sustainable development in Asia Pacific. Scandinavian fashion label and global It-brand Ganni hardly caused a stir recently when it closed Copenhagen Fashion Week with a sustainability-themed showcase titled "Life on Earth."

  3. Sexual Violence Surging in South Sudan

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - Women and girls continue to face the brunt of violence in the northern region of South Sudan with persistently high and brutal levels of sexual violence, a new report found.

  4. Mining Grabs Up Land, Deals Blow to Agriculture in Central America

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    SAN SALVADOR, Feb 19 (IPS) - Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region's agriculture and natural ecosystems, according to affected villagers, activists and a new report on the problem.

  5. The Challenges & Opportunities Facing South-South Cooperation

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 18 (IPS) - Branislav Gosovic worked in UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECLAC, World Commission on Environment and Development, South Commission, and South Centre (1991-2005), and is the author of the recently-published book ‘The South Shaping the Global Future, 6 Decades of the South-North Development Struggle in the UN.'The BAPA+40 Zero Draft Outcome Document—to be adopted at the upcoming conference on the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40) in Argentina March 20-22-- is much like a conference report intended to accommodate different points of view.

  6. Q&A: Jamaica Pushes Climate Smart Policies to Secure the Future of its Food Supply

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 18 (IPS) - The island state of Jamaica is vulnerable to climate change which has in turn threatened both its economy and food production. But the Caribbean nation is taking the threat seriously and it has constructed a robust policy framework to support national climate action, particularly when it comes to promoting climate-smart agriculture (CSA).

  7. Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing For Us, Without Us

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    MAKUENI, Kenya, Feb 18 (IPS) - Julia Mutua is a resident of Kalawa ward in the semi-arid Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and a member of a women's farmers group that runs a poultry project.

  8. Dismantling Sexual Health Stigma in India

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (IPS) - Natasha Chaudhary* is a trainer, coach and strategy consultant working to strengthen people-powered work. She is a Director at Haiyya, an Indian youth led feminist non-profit organization specializing in grassroots campaigning and consulting.

    Results from a survey with young and unmarried women suggest that as low as 1% of women have received information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) from their mothers, doctors or government campaigns.

    And 53% of these women feel unsure if the sexual health problems they faced were severe enough to visit a gynaecologist. Within the Indian context and patriarchal system, any conversation around young women's sexuality is limited and stigmatised.

  9. Q&A: Suriname’s President Champions Preserving the World’s Forests

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    PARAMARIBO, Feb 15 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Desmond Brown interviews DESIRE DELANO BOUTERSE, president of Suriname.

    At the Bonn Climate Conference in 2017, Suriname announced its aspirations to maintain its forest coverage at 93 percent of the land area.

    For Suriname and other High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) nations, maintaining forest coverage is their contribution to saving the planet from the effects of climate change, something they did not cause.

  10. Bringing #MeToo to the Fashion Industry

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (IPS) - The global #MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and violence in various industries including the film and music industries. Is it now time for the fashion industry to address these issues within their supply chains, one organisation says.

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