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  1. Venture Capital Can Turbo Charge Growth in Emerging Markets

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    NEW YORK, Nov 19 (IPS) - Anna Shen is an international consultant for the United Nations, an entrepreneur, and advisor to start ups around the worldGlobal poverty is undoubtedly the most critical economic and moral challenge of the 21st century. While economists debate how to raise up the world's poorest – the more than 800 million people living on less than US$1.25 a day.-- entrepreneurs are spurring innovation and growth in emerging markets.

  2. 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.

  3. Thursday, November 01, 2018

    SEOUL, Nov 01 (IPS) - While major countries have pledged to be powered entirely by renewable energies in order to stop greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, there are a number of states that are investigating ways to implement this transition quickly in order to achieve their goals ahead of this deadline.

  4. Youth in Latin America Learn About Paths to Clean Energy

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    LIMA-CAJAZEIRAS, Brazil, Oct 29 (IPS) - Young Peruvians plan to take advantage of the knowledge acquired in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast to bring water to segments of the population who suffer from shortages, after sharing experiences in that ecoregion on the multiple uses of renewable energies in communities affected by climatic phenomena.

  5. Africa’s Bumpy Road to Sustainable Energy

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 26 (IPS) - Eleni Mourdoukoutas, Africa Renewal*

    For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter.

  6. Solar Power Lights up the World’s Fastest-Growing Refugee Camp

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 22 (IPS) - Dr Iftikher Mahmood is Founder and President, HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of BangladeshSolar energy has long powered homes, businesses and portable electronics. Now, it's powering a field hospital in the middle of the world's fastest-growing refugee camp.

  7. Helping Ethiopia Achieve Green Growth and Avoid Industrialised Nations’ Environmental Mistakes

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 (IPS) - As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

  8. Students Go Green to End Global Energy Poverty

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 15 (IPS) - In Africa, over 640 million people – almost double the population of United States – have no access to electricity, with many relying on dirty sources of energy sources for heating, cooking and lighting.

    While not offering a solution to the electricity gap in Africa, Brian Kakembo Galabuzi, a Ugandan economics student, can offer a cleaner and cheaper solution.

  9. Farmers Generate Their Own Electricity in El Salvador

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    Joya de Talchiga, EL SALVADOR, Oct 08 (IPS) - In Lilian Gómez's house, nestled in the mountains of eastern El Salvador, the darkness of the night was barely relieved by the faint, trembling flames of a pair of candles, just like in the houses of her neighbours. Until now.

  10. Q & A: Why Switching to Renewable Energy Sources is No Longer a Matter of Morality, But of Economics

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was founded eight years ago, the general public thought that renewable energies would never replace oil and coal. Today, the tables have turned.

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