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  1. Lessons for the ‘Rest’ from ersatz miracles

    Tuesday, November 06, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 06 (IPS) - Of the ten fastest growing economies since 1960, eight are in East Asia. Two main competing explanations claimed to explain this regional concentration of catch up growth since the late 20th century, often referred to as the East Asian miracle.

  2. Caribbean Looks to Protect its Seafood From Mercury

    Monday, November 05, 2018

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 05 (IPS) - Four Caribbean countries have done an inventory of the major sources of mercury contamination in their islands, but a great deal of work still needs to be done to determine where and what impact this mercury is having on the region's seafood chain.

  3. 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.

  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. Big Brands Are Fuelling the Business of Nutrition

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Oct 29 (IPS) - Dr Myriam Sidibe is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and is on sabbatical leave from Unilever.

    Jane Nelson directs the Center's Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.

    Food is an increasingly hot topic, no matter if you are rich or poor. Malnutrition – including undernutrition, overweight and obesity – affects 1 in 3 people around the world.

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