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  1. Grenada to Launch USD42m Water Resiliency Project

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 26 (IPS) - Water-scarce Grenadians will soon get some relief through a Green Climate Fund-approved project to be launched next year that will make Grenada's water sector more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

  2. ‘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."

  3. Why I Became a Disaster Expert

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Nov 26 (IPS) - Armen Grigoryan is team leader for Disaster Risk Reduction at UNDP's regional bureau for Eastern Europe and Central AsiaThirty years ago, a powerful earthquake ripped through my home country of Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead, 500,000 homeless and annihilating an estimated 40 percent of the national economy.

  4. Amidst Rising Hunger, BCFN Forum to Promote Food Sustainability

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    MILAN, Italy, Nov 26 (IPS) - As 2018 nears its end, the world faces a new wave of food insecurity with the level of hunger being on the rise globally. A record 821 million people are facing chronic food deprivation – a sharp rise from 804 million figure in 2016 - said a report published by the UNFAO earlier this year. Along with rising hunger, food security has declined across Africa and South America while undernourishment is on the rise again in Asia, said the report which attributed the changing scenario to climate-related changes, adverse economic conditions and conflict. With this alarming picture as the backdrop, the 9th Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan is all set to take off on November 27.

  5. Rohingya Protest Against Return to Myanmar and Halt Repatriation

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    COX'S BAZAR/DHAKA, Nov 16 (IPS) - Thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Cox's Bazar, the southern-most coastal district in Bangladesh, protested on Thursday, Nov. 15, against an attempt to send them back to Myanmar.

  6. Earth’s Biodiversity: A Pivotal Meeting at a Pivotal Time

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 15 (IPS) - Cristiana Pașca Palmer is the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Montreal, & Anne Larigauderie is the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), BonnThe quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink depend directly on the state of our biodiversity, which is now in severe jeopardy. We need a transformational change in our relationship with nature to ensure the sustainable future we want for ourselves and our children.

  7. Q&A: All Sustainable Development Goals Relate in Some Way to the Oceans

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Carmen Arroyo interviews PETER THOMSON, United Nation's Special Envoy for the Ocean.When Peter Thomson, the United Nation's Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, heard in 2010 there was going to be a 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, he knew he had to include the ocean question.

  8. Creating Beauty and Worth from Bamboo Enhances the Livelihoods of Ghana’s Artisans

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    KUMASI, Ghana, Nov 12 (IPS) - Yaw Owiredu Mintah from Ghana has been working as an all-round processor of bamboo and rattan trees since the 1980s. And while he says that he can do most things with bamboo like weaving, framing and finishing, he admits, "I need to improve my skills and designs because all of us are, most of the time, doing the same things."

  9. Northeast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 12 (IPS) - Janet Cherono is Norwegian Refugee Council's Program Manager in MaiduguriThe number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities.

  10. Empowering Women in Post-Conflict Africa

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

    SANTA BARBARA, California, Nov 08 (IPS) - Amber Rouleau is with the communications office for African Women RisingWhile its conflict ended in 2007, Northern Uganda struggles with its legacy as one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world.

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