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  1. Carbon Markets Can Provide a Crucial Part of the Solution to the Climate Crisis

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 18 (IPS) - One of the main discussions at the COP25 climate change talks was Article 6which is designed to provide financial support to emerging economies and developing countries to help them reduce emissions by using global carbon markets.

    Carbon pricing is an essential piece of the puzzle to curb emissions. Without a value on carbon, there is less incentive to make positive changes, especially in the private sector. The most efficient way to carry this forward is to allow trading of carbon both nationally and internationally, which will ensure the lowest cost of mitigation for participants globally.

  2. Solar and Biogas, the Perfect Agroenergy Duo in Brazil

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    VARGEÃO, Brazil, Dec 17 (IPS) - "They're the ideal duo," because the combination of solar and biogas sources makes it possible to provide electricity around the clock, one during the day and the other at night, says Anelio Thomazzoni, a pig farmer who has become a producer of clean energy in southwestern Brazil.

  3. Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    VIENNA, Dec 13 (IPS) - At a time when the world is battling unprecedented drought, bushfires, rising sea levels and water shortages, reducing energy use across industry is one powerful way to fight climate change in the immediate term.

  4. Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver?

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    ROME, Dec 02 (IPS) - Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the annual UN climate summit kicks off in Madrid today.

  5. Africa’s Civil Society Calls for Action as COP25 Kicks off in Madrid

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 02 (IPS) - During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations to play their promised roles in combating climate change.

  6. No Region is Immune from Rising Inequalities, Trade Tensions & Declining Growth Rates

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 04 (IPS) - We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. Rising inequality is a danger everywhere. Trade and technology tensions are building. Growth forecasts are being revised down. Unease and uncertainty are going up. This is a global phenomenon. No region is immune.

  7. Going with the Wind: Transition to Clean Energy in Latin America & the Caribbean

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - The UN Climate Action Summit 2019, which took place in the days leading up to the 74th UN General Assembly, delivered new pathways and practical actions for governments and private sector to intensify climate action.

  8. Solar Cookers Produce More Than Food for Mexican Women

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    VILLA DE ZAACHILA, Mexico, Oct 30 (IPS) - The sun's rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy transition towards the use of renewable sources - the objectives of an enterprise in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

  9. Solar Energy Transforms Villages in Argentina's Puna Highlands

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    SANTA CATALINA/SUSQUES, Argentina, Oct 22 (IPS) - "On moonless nights it was very difficult to walk around this town," says Celia Vilte, a teacher from San Francisco, a highlands village of just 54 people in the extreme northwest of Argentina whose centre is not a town square but 40 solar panels, which provide one hundred percent of its electricity.

  10. Global Climate Change Investment Heavily Tilted Towards Mitigation and Low on Adaptation

    Tuesday, October 08, 2019

    INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 08 (IPS) - Good news: the graph depicting climate investments has been steadily increasing. Climbing from the 2012 figure of $360 billion in climate investments across the world to close to $600 billion currently.

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