News headlines for “Sustainable Development”, page 4

  1. Thursday, November 01, 2018

    SEOUL, Nov 01 (IPS) - While major countries have pledged to be powered entirely by renewable energies in order to stop greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, there are a number of states that are investigating ways to implement this transition quickly in order to achieve their goals ahead of this deadline.

  2. A “Crisis Point” for Human Rights Defenders

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - Globally, the people working to defend our human rights are increasingly under attack, reaching a "crisis point."

  3. Keeping Journalists Safe Benefits Whole Societies

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - Sarah Lister is Director, UNDP's Oslo Governance Centre, and Emanuele Sapienza is, Policy Specialist, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP.

    Safety of journalists has featured prominently in international news in recent weeks. And yet, while some cases grab the headlines, many more do not, and the scale of the issue often goes unremarked. On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalistsit is worth pausing to reflect on some facts.

  4. “Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works”

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. 

  5. Is the United Nations in Kenya Fit For Purpose?

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 (IPS) - The United Nations globally is witnessing some of the most ambitious reforms led by the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres. Most relevant to us in Kenya is the entire reform of the development system and how the UN will adapt to a fast-changing development environment.

  6. Q&A: Ready to Help India Access Climate Finance for a Greener Economy

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    NEW DEHLI, Oct 31 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Stella Paul interviews SHANTANU GOTMARE, Country Head, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), IndiaEven in remote and faraway places such as Andamans and Nicobar and Lakshadweep, islands off the coast of India, the government is keen to provide electricity across the entire country.

  7. North African Countries Need to Protect Their Economies From Illicit Trade

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    NEW YORK, Oct 31 (IPS) - Stefano Betti is Deputy Director-General, The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), an independent, business-led initiative to mitigate the economic and social damages of illicit trade by strengthening government enforcement mechanisms and integrating supply chain controls across industry sectors.

    Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been heralded as a model of democratic transition. However, nine governments in the past seven years have been struggling to revive the economy and the North African state faces the difficult task of maintaining faith in democracy amid a lagging economy, rising security challenges, and widespread corruption.

  8. Seychelles Issues World’s First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    JAKARTA, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world's first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources.

  9. Rwanda Action Plan Aims to Make Cities Green

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    KIGALI, Oct 30 (IPS) - An ambitious programme aimed at developing six green secondary cities in Rwanda is underway and is expected to help this East African country achieve sustainable economic growth through energy efficiency and green job creation.

  10. Why It is Vital for Everyone to Eat Organic

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    ROME, Oct 29 (IPS) - "Organic is the only living solution to climate change," says Vandana Shiva, food and agriculture expert and member of the World Future Council (WFC). Nowadays, favouring the scale up of agroecology – which includes producing organic products – is unfortunately not that simple.

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