News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War?

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (IPS) - Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech this past Monday targeting Iran may have created a new benchmark for hypocritical, arrogant, and entitled demands by the United States on foreign governments.

  2. Ethiopia's Green Growth Goals: A Launchpad for Wider Climate Action in Africa

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    May 25 (IPS) - Dex Agourides is Head of Programs - Africa & Europe, Global Green Growth InstituteThe vision for a sustainable future in Africa is being realized at a time of great possibilities and this vision is underpinned by a shift in continental focus towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development. This focus highlights strategic efforts towards poverty alleviation, resilience building, promoting sustainable infrastructure and, efficient management of natural resources.

  3. Unlocking Private Finance for Developing Countries’ Green Growth

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    PEMBA, Zambia, May 23 (IPS) - Climate finance has never been more urgently needed, with massive investments in climate action required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the devastating effects of a warmer planet.

  4. When Two Becomes One: Blending Public and Private Climate Finance

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - With the landmark Paris Agreement now almost two years old, funding for climate-related activities continues to be a challenge. However, efforts have been underway to bring two seemingly very different sectors together to address climate change.

  5. A Natural Climate Change Adaptation Laboratory in Brazil

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    PINTADAS, Brazil, May 22 (IPS) - The small pulp mill that uses native fruits that were previously discarded is a synthesis of the multiple objectives of the Adapta Sertão project, a programme created to build resilience to climate change in Brazil's most vulnerable region.

  6. $1.7 Trillion Global Spending on Military in 2017: Highest since End of Cold War

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    ROME, May 22 (IPS) - According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 billion on arms in 2017. Although there was a marginal increase of 1.1 percent rise in real terms on 2016, the total global spending in 2017 is the highest since the end of the cold war.

  7. Swedish PM ahead of the ILO Conference: It’s not arm wrestling

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, May 22 (IPS) - ILO's annual conference is about to begin in Geneva. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven chairs the Global Commission on the Future of Work which seeks to bring about a UN strategy for the world's entire labour market. He sat down for an interview with Arbetet Global.There's not one answer, no single solution, Stefan Löfven replies to a question about what the most important focus for the global labour market was.

  8. Upholding International Law in the Context of International Peace & Security

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (IPS) - Ambassador Amrith Rohan Perera is Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations The Security Council debate last week – on "Upholding International Law within the context of Maintenance of International Peace and Security – took place at a crucial moment when the strengthening and invigorating of collective measures for the maintenance of international peace and security has become an imperative.

  9. Agricultural Trade Liberalization Undermined Food Security

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR AND SYDNEY, May 21 (IPS) - Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes, ‘From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.'

  10. Shipping and Industry Threaten Famed Home of the Bengal Tiger

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 19 (IPS) - Toxic chemical pollution in the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, is threatening thousands of marine and forest species and has environmentalists deeply concerned about the future of this World Heritage Site.

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