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  1. Senegal Talks Green Growth this Week

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    KAMPALA, Nov 28 (IPS) - Global Green Growth Week 2018 is taking take place in Dakar, Senegal from 26-29 November with a focus on strengthening collaborations, sharing experiences and best practices in the new green growth economy.

  2. Over Half of the World’s Tropical Forests Have been Destroyed, Say Conservationists

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 28 (IPS) - Biodiversity conservationists have revealed that at least 10 more percent of land than what is currently being used to grow green crops will be required to successfully replace fossil fuels with alternatives derived from natural sources such as biofuel.

  3. Multilateralism Undermined by Globalization’s Discontents

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (IPS) - On 24 October 1945, the world's most inclusive multilateral institution, the United Nations, was born to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, ... reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, … establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom" (UN Charter: Preamble).

  4. Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 28 (IPS) - Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region's push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we have been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, underpinned by rights and choices for all as enshrined in the landmark Programme of Action stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, or ICPD.

  5. Indigenous Leaders are Calling for New Global Agreement to Protect Amazon

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 27 (IPS) - Leaders of Amazon's indigenous groups are calling for a new global agreement to protect and restore at least half of the world's natural habitats.

  6. Promoting Gender Equality On Front Lines

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    NEW YORK, Nov 27 (IPS) - Jessica Neuwirth is founder of Donor Direct Action, an international organization which partners with front line women's groups around the world. Last week's announcement by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) of £50m ($64.3m) to help end female genital mutilation (FGM) is great news. The biggest ever financial commitment by any donor, it could be a game changer for the African-led movement to end this abhorrent subjugation of women.

  7. Youth Create Businesses that Are Geared to Protecting the Environment

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    SEOUL, Nov 27 (IPS) - An organic pesticide safe for farmers and the environment, and carbonised fuel briquettes made from agricultural waste materials and organic waste are all business ideas that promote a green economy.

  8. Q&A: The Arrival of the African Blue Economy as a Real Prospect

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Nalisha Adams interviews DR. CYRUS RUSTOMJEE, a former director of economic affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat, and a senior fellow with Global Economy Programme, Centre for International Governance Innovation.The first every global conference to address the twin focuses on both conservation and economic growth of the oceans has fulfilled the broad range of expectations it set out to define.

  9. ‘What Fish Can Do for the WTO’

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - Fish will soon be off the menu, unless global leaders strike a deal ending multi-billion dollar harmful fisheries subsidies blamed for threatening world fish stocks and widening the inequitable use of marine resources.

  10. ‘A Turtle is Worth More Alive Than Dead’

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - On the north-eastern shores of Trinidad and Tobago, on the shoreline of Matura, more than 10,000 leatherback turtles climb the beaches to nest each year. But there the local community is keenly area of one thing: ‘a turtle alive is worth more than a turtle dead."

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