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Belo Monte Dam Marks a Before and After for Energy Projects in Brazil

Friday, July 31, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 31 (IPS) - Paulo de Oliveira drives a taxi in the northern Brazilian city of Altamira, but only when he is out of work in what he considers his true profession: operator of heavy vehicles like trucks, mixers or tractor loaders.

Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - With the enthusiasm of the recent Financing for Development conference behind us, the central issues and many layers of what is at stake are now firmly in sight. In fact, a complex issue like hunger, which is a long standing development priority, remains an everyday battle for almost 795 million people worldwide.

UAE Described as Pioneer in the Field of Renewable Energy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - When the government of Kenya hosted a U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in Nairobi back in 1981, one of the conclusions at that meeting was a proposal for the creation of an international agency dedicated to renewable energy.

Clean Water Another Victim of Syria’s War

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Caught in the grips of a summer heat-wave, in a season that is seeing record-high temperatures worldwide, residents of the war-torn city of Aleppo in northern Syria are facing off against yet another enemy: thirst.

Opinion: Addis Outcome Will Impact Heavily on Post-2015 Agenda - Part 2

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 23 (IPS) - The United Nations is the only universal forum that connects systemic issues to the global partnership for development. The latter recognises North-South cooperation based on historical responsibility and varying levels of development and capacity among member states of the U.N.

Africa Advised to Take DIY Approach to Climate Resilience

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PARIS, Jul 23 (IPS) - African countries would do well to take their own lead in finding ways to better adapt to and mitigate the changes that climate may impose on future  generations instead of relying only on foreign aid.

Calls Mount for 'Bold' Climate Deal in Paris

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 21 (IPS) - A diverse coalition of 24 leading British scientific institutions has issued a communique urging strong and immediate government action at the U.N. climate change conference set for Paris in December.

Caribbean Seeks Funding for Renewable Energy Mix

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, Jul 21 (IPS) - A leading geothermal expert warns that the small island states in the Caribbean face "a ticking time bomb" due to the effects of global warming and suggests a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the only way to defuse it.

Papua New Guinea’s Unemployed Youth Say the Future They Want Begins With Them

Monday, July 20, 2015

MADANG, Papua New Guinea, Jul 20 (IPS) - Zibie Wari, a former teacher and founder of the Tropical Gems grassroots youth group in the town of Madang on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, has seen the hopes of many young people for a decent future quashed by the impacts of corruption and unfulfilled promises of development.

Opinion: Strengthen Tax Cooperation to End Hunger and Poverty Quickly

Monday, July 20, 2015

ROME, Jul 20 (IPS) - By the end of this year, the 15-year time frame for the Millennium Development Goals will end, with good progress on several indicators, but limited achievements on others.

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