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  1. Global Energy Consumption is Up -- So Are Emissions

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Apr 22 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Editor, Down To Earth based in New Delhi

    Our acceptance of climate change doesn't keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency's (IEA'S) Global Energy and CO2 Status Report for 2018 has some good news.

  2. Pakistan’s Battle Against Climate Change

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (IPS) - Pakistan, which has been listed as the 7th most vulnerable country affected by climate change, is now seriously tackling the vagaries of weather, both at the official as well as non-official level.

    Pursuant to an initiative launched by the Pakistan Parliament's Upper House, the Senate, which specially entrusted a sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Climate Change to focus on "Green and Clean" Islamabad, media, civil society and students have taken up the cudgels on combating climate change.

  3. Q&A: Building Resilience through Waste Diversion and Reduction

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    CASTRIES, Apr 12 (IPS) - Jua Kali is a social enterprise tackling waste management and helping to reduce reliance on St. Lucia's only landfill, which will reach the end of its lifespan in 2023. The company, with its slogan ‘Trashing the Idea of Waste,' hosts waste collection drives through pop up depots that encourage residents to bring in glass, plastic and tin cans in exchange for supermarket shopping points.

  4. Staying Cool is Creating a Vicious Cycle on our Warming Planet

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 10 (IPS) - Joyce Msuya is Acting Executive Director, UN Environment.

    Our planet is heating up. 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, with peak temperatures engulfing the planet – from 43°C in Baku, Azerbaijan, to the low 30s across Scandinavia. The last four years have been the hottest since records began in 1880.

  5. The Amazon Seeks Alternatives that Could Revolutionise Energy Production

    Saturday, April 06, 2019

    MANAUS, Brazil, Apr 06 (IPS) - A large steel wheel, 14 meters in diameter and 1.3 meters wide, could be the energy solution of the near future, generating 3.5 megawatts - enough to supply a city of 30,000 people, according to a company in the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northwest Brazil.

  6. Militarised Government Attempts to Resume Mega-projects in Brazil

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 29 (IPS) - Two military-inspired initiatives are leading Brazil's new government, which includes a number of generals, down the path of mega-projects, which have had disastrous results in the last four decades.

  7. Rising Inequalities in Asia-Pacific have become a Major Obstacle to Accelerating Progress

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 28 (IPS) - Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in a keynote address to the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.

    2019 will be a defining year for the 2030 Agenda; and the regional forums will pave the way for our first stocktaking on the SDGs in the General Assembly in September.

  8. Seven Challenges for US Nominee for World Bank President

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 18 (IPS) - Masood Ahmed is President of the Washington-based Centre for Global Development (CGD) & former Vice President, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management, at the World Ban.

    All incoming World Bank presidents bring a public record of their views about the bank and about development more generally. David Malpass, who is on track to become the bank's next presidenthas not been shy in criticizing the role and management of the institution he now plans to lead.

  9. Local School Is a Model for Energy and Water in Rapa Nui

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    HANGA ROA, Chile, Feb 22 (IPS) - A school in the capital of Easter Island (Rapa Nui, in the local indigenous tongue) gives an example of clean management with the use of solar energy, rainwater recovery and an organic vegetable garden, as well as rooms and spaces built with waste materials.

  10. Solar Energy Provides Hope for Poor Neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 12 (IPS) - Solar panels shine on the rooftop terraces of 10 neat buildings with perfectly straight lines and of uniform height, an image of modernity that contrasts with the precariously-built dwellings with unplastered concrete block walls just a few metres away, with rooms added in a disorderly manner, surrounded by a tangle of electric cables.

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