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  1. Solar Energy Crowns Social Housing Programme in Brazil

    Friday, January 04, 2019

    PALMEIRAS DE GOIÁS, Brazil, Jan 04 (IPS) - "Solar energy makes my happiness complete," said Divina Cardoso dos Santos, owner of one of 740 houses with photovoltaic panels on the rooftops in a settlement on the outskirts of this central Brazilian city.

  2. Getting Sustainable Development Back on Track in Asia & the Pacific

    Thursday, January 03, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 03 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

    2019 will be a landmark year for the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Four years will have passed since world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Four years since governments recommitted themselves to eradicating extreme poverty, improving universal health care coverage, education and food security, and achieving a sweeping set of economic, social and environmental objectives. Long enough to assess our direction of travel and then refocus work where progress is falling short.

  3. Aborted Fuel Tax Initiative in France: Its Ramifications for Green Growth

    Thursday, December 27, 2018

    PARIS, Dec 27 (IPS) - Mizan Khan, Ph.D., is professor, Environmental Management, North South University, and currently, visiting professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Dr Dereje Senshaw – Principal Scientist at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)Emmanuel Macron was voted to French Presidency in 2017 with the mission of strengthening the integration of the European Union and pursuing economic and ecological reforms. So from the outset, he was set to distinguish himself, not just in Europe but on the world stage, especially after President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement. So Macron held the summit meeting on `One Planet' in Paris last December to push for stronger environment and climate policy. He also spoke of the environment when he addressed the Congress in April 2018, stating that "Let us face it: There is no Planet B."i

  4. What the COP24 Needs: A New Emerging Mindset

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    William Mebane, former Director of Energy Efficiency Department, ENEA

    An alternative framework of international development and new forms of consumption of good/services are implicit in achieving the goals of UN climate conference recently held in Poland.

  5. Of Cockroaches and Humans

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Italian Nobel laureate honoured for her work in neurobiology, once gave a splendid conference with the title "The imperfect brain". There she explained that man has a brain that is not used completely, while the reverse is true for the cockroach. In the growing fog that envelops the planet and its inhabitants, looking at things from the point of view of a cockroach would probably give us a new perspective. Also because the cockroach survived the atomic bomb in Nagasaki, it is 300 million years old, and it is distributed around the planet in over 4,000 species. All things that give it a great advantage over man.

  6. Investors Turn Troublesome Invasive Water Hyacinth into Cheap Fuel

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    KISUMU, Kenya, Dec 19 (IPS) - Currently 30 square kilometres of Lake Victoria, which stretches to approximately 375 kilometres and links Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, is covered with the evasive water hyacinth that has paralysed transport in the area.

    But scientists are harvesting and fermenting the weed, and one intrepid chemistry teacher has built a business out of it.

  7. Q&A: Making Green Growth a Success Across the Globe

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Sohara Mehroze Shachi interviews DR. FRANK RIJSBERMAN, Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute at COP24

    When the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Director General Frank Rijsberman's son was looking for a job following graduation, he saw that oil companies were paying the highest salaries. But Rijsberman, who has been working in the sustainable development sector for decades, knew better. He told his son that those very same oil companies would soon go broke. And instead advised him to seek employment with renewable energy companies as they would soon be the ones making money.

  8. Undertaking the Challenge of a Green Growth Pathway in Northern Mexico

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Dec 10 (IPS) - The northern Mexican state of Sonora seeks to position itself at the forefront in Mexico in the sustainable transformation of its economy. But it faces major challenges, such as greening its energy mix and relying less on mining, which is highly polluting and leaves little benefit to its public coffers.

  9. 70 Years since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – Hope Against Hope

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    GENEVA, Dec 10 (IPS) - "Save the Children estimates that 84,701 children under five have died in Yemen from untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition between April 2015 and October 2018."

    "The grim analysis of United Nations data comes as intense fighting has again erupted in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeidah."

  10. The Revolution of Renewable Energy Needs Political Leadership

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - *Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. She was also the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, leading the Bank Group's efforts to campaign for the Paris Agreement.

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