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Defence of Right to Water Drives Call for Land Reform in Chile

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SANTIAGO, May 18 (IPS) - Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land reform which postulated that "the land is for those who work it."

Caribbean Rolls Out Plans to Reduce Climate Change Hazards

Sunday, April 30, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 30 (IPS) - Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert Glasser, the reduction of greenhouse gases is "the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment".

Caribbean Scientists Work to Limit Climate Impact on Marine Environment

Friday, April 28, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 28 (IPS) - Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they've been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry.

Marching for a Green and Just Future

Friday, April 28, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (IPS) - People around the world will be banding together to fight one of the world's most pressing problems: climate change.

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.

New Generation Rallies to Climate Cause in Trinidad

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Apr 26 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.

No Trace of the Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PUNTA GORDA/BRITO, Nicaragua, Apr 25 (IPS) - Less than three years from the projected completion in Nicaragua of a canal running from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, there is no trace of progress on the mega-project.

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

Monday, April 24, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Apr 22 (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

“Imagine a World Where the Worst-Case Scenarios Have Been Realized”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 20 (IPS) - The tiny island-nation of Antigua and Barbuda has made an impassioned plea for support from the international community to deal with the devastating impacts of climate change.

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