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Vaca Muerta, the New Frontier of Development in Argentina

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

LOMA CAMPANA, Argentina, Oct 01 (IPS) - Production here has skyrocketed so fast that for now the installations of the YPF oil company at the Loma Campana deposit in southwest Argentina are a jumble of interconnected shipping containers.

Outgunned by Rich Polluters, Africa to Bring United Front to Climate Talks

Monday, September 29, 2014

YAOUNDE, Sep 29 (IPS) - As climate change interest groups raise their voices across Africa to call for action at the COP20 climate meeting in December and the crucial COP21 in Paris in 2015, many worry that the continent may never have fair representation at the talks.

Climate Summit: Much Talk, A Bit of Walk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - Speaking to more than 120 heads of state at the U.N. Climate Summit, actor and newly appointed U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio made clear the long-ranging impact of the attendees' decisions.

Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sep 23 (IPS) - A gift of nature, or a valuable commodity? A human right, or a luxury for the privileged few? Will the agricultural sector or industrial sector be the main consumer of this precious resource? Whatever the answers to these and many more questions, one thing is clear: that water will be one of the defining issues of the coming decade.

World Bank Unveils Major Global Support for Carbon Pricing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 23 (IPS) - Seventy-three countries and 22 lower-level governments offered formal support Monday for a global price on carbon dioxide emissions, including China, Russia and the European Union.

ISIS Complicates Iran’s Nuclear Focus at UNGA

Monday, September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 22 (IPS) - Iran's foreign minister arrived in New York last week with his sights set on a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme. But a pressing regional conflict is hanging heavily over the already strained negotiations as Iran and world powers resume talks on the sidelines of this week's U.N. General Assembly.

Climate Change an 'Existential Threat' for the Caribbean

Monday, September 22, 2014

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sep 22 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves doesn't mince words: he will tell you that it is a matter of life and death for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Green Economy Isn't Rocket Science – And It's Not Even Costly

Monday, September 22, 2014

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 22 (IPS) - Acting on climate change will not hurt domestic economic growth, and in fact is more likely to boost growth, most analyses now show.

Latin America at a Climate Crossroads

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change.

Pushing for Cities to Take Lead on Climate Change

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PARIS, Sep 17 (IPS) - If former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg had used the Vélib' - Paris' public bicycle sharing system - to arrive at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development here Wednesday, he might have sent a stronger message about the need for cities to be "empowered to take the lead in combating climate change".

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