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  1. Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 (IPS) - Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

  2. World Lags on Clean Energy Goals

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - It may be the 21st century but more than three billion people still use fire for cooking and heating. Of those, one billion people have no access to electricity despite a global effort launched at the 2011 Vienna Energy Forum to bring electricity to everyone on the planet.

  3. When It Comes to Fracking, Argentina Dreams Big

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, May 09 (IPS) - Since a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report announced in 2011 that Argentina had some of the world's biggest shale oil and gas reserves, the dream of prosperity has been on the minds of many people in this South American nation where nearly a third of the population lives in poverty.

  4. Mega-Projects Have Magnified Corruption in Brazil

    Saturday, May 06, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 06 (IPS) - It cannot be categorically stated that corruption has increased in the country in recent years, because there is no objective information from earlier periods to compare with, according to Manoel Galdino, executive director of Transparency Brazil.

  5. Caricom's Energy-Efficient Building Code Could Be Tough Sell

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 21 (IPS) - Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are in the process of formulating an energy efficiency building code for the region that would help reduce CO2 emissions, but implementation of the code may depend heavily on moral suasion for its success.

  6. Caribbean Pursues Green Growth Despite Uncertain Times

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 14 (IPS) - Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours are continuing to press ahead with their climate change agenda and push the concept of renewable energy despite the new position taken by the United States.

  7. Climate Funds for World's Poorest Slow to Materialise

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Climate change is making poor countries poorer, yet funding meant to address its economic consequences has been slow to materialise. Instead funding bodies are choosing to invest in green energy projects in middle-income countries.

  8. Green Power: Wave of the Future

    Wednesday, April 05, 2017

    PARIS/FRANKFURT/LONDON, Apr 05 (IPS) - The price of renewable energy — especially solar power — continues to tumble, and the result is more green power generating capacity for fewer dollars.

    That's the bottom line message from the latest figures on world investment in clean technologies.

  9. Climate Change Solutions Can’t Wait for U.S. Leadership

    Tuesday, April 04, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 04 (IPS) - From tourism-dependent nations like Barbados to those rich with natural resources like Guyana, climate change poses one of the biggest challenges for the countries of the Caribbean.

  10. Brazilian Dam Causes Too Much or Too Little Water in Amazon Villages

    Saturday, April 01, 2017

    ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Apr 01 (IPS) - The Juruna indigenous village of Miratu mourned the death of Jarliel twice: once on October 26, when he drowned in the Xingu River, and the second time when the sacred burial ground was flooded by an unexpected rise in the river that crosses Brazil's Amazon region.

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