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  1. Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 06 (IPS) - Eliza Northrop is an Associate in the International Climate Action Initiative at World Resources Institute. The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world's population. But there's another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they're crucial for curbing climate change.

  2. War, High Tariffs and Nationalisation - their Cost to Africa’s Climate

    Thursday, July 05, 2018

    KINSHASA, Jul 05 (IPS) - Africa's political instability, its armed conflicts and regulatory issues are placing at risk investment needed to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the continent.

  3. New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions

    Tuesday, July 03, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 03 (IPS) - DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.

    We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over from animal reservoirs.

  4. Community Work and Greenhouses Give a Boost to Women and Their Families in Peru’s Andes Highlands

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    CUSIPATA, Peru, Jun 30 (IPS) - At more than 3,300 m above sea level, in the department of Cuzco, women are beating infertile soil and frost to grow organic food and revive community work practices that date back to the days of the Inca empire in Peru such as the "ayni" and "minka".

  5. Bamboo, A Sustainability Powerhouse

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    VIENNA, Jun 29 (IPS) - A landmark conference bringing more than 1,200 people from across the world together to promote and explain the importance of bamboo and rattan to global sustainable development and tackling climate change has ended with a raft of agreements and project launches.

  6. Fight Against Drug Consumption Needs Gender Specific Treatments

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - The World Drug Report 2018, launched this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health-care and legal solutions.

  7. New Human Rights Chief? UN Secretary-General Cannot Afford to Get It Wrong

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    LONDON, Jun 28 (IPS) - Fred Carver is Head of Policy & Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, United Nations Association – UKUN Secretary-General António Guterres is about to make one of the most important decisions of his tenure – one that will directly impact communities worldwide: the appointment of the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  8. Solar Energy in Social Housing, a Discarded Solution in Brazil

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    JUAZEIRO, Brazil, Jun 26 (IPS) - "Our main challenge is to get the project back on track," agreed the administrators of two affordable housing complexes, where a small solar power plant was installed for social purposes in Juazeiro, a city in northeast Brazil.

  9. Unprecedented Human Migration Cries Out for a Global Response

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 26 (IPS) - The world is "basically at odds with itself," International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William Swing said Monday, June 25, describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.

  10. Building West Africa’s Capacity to Access Climate Funding

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Jun 25 (IPS) - When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa's largest such plant. But the distinction was short lived.

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