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  1. Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    May 17 (IPS) - Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts, which today cause major refugee crises.

  2. White House Should State Opposition to Saudi Threat to Acquire Nuclear Weapons

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, May 16 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association & Thomas Countryman is Board of Directors, Chairman, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for NonproliferationWe are deeply disappointed by the counterproductive response from the Trump administration to the statements from senior Saudi officials threatening to pursue nuclear weapons in violation of their nonproliferation commitments.

  3. Climate Finance: The Paris Agreement’s "Lifeblood"

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    BONN, May 15 (IPS) - As negotiators concluded ten days of climate talks in Bonn last week, climate finance was underlined as a key element without which the Paris Agreement's operational guidelines would be meaningless.

  4. United Arab Emirates: Entering into a Sustainable Future

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    ROME, May 14 (IPS) -    The end of the oil age In the early 1970's the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was an impoverished desert, with little access to food, water and well-paying jobs. Today, this country looks nothing like it was fifty years ago. Thanks to oil, the UAE has completely transformed and now is one of the most developed economies in the Middle East, if not the world: its per capita GDP is equal to those of highly developed European nations ($68,000 - 2017 est.).

  5. Gaza: Avoiding a Greater Blood Bath

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    NEW YORK/GAZA, May 14 (IPS) - Jason Cone is the executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the United States.The exit wounds are fist-size. Bone is pulverized into dust. This is the reality for half of the injured patients received in my organization's clinics since the launch of the Great Return March in Gaza.

  6. Sustainable Food Systems; Why We do Not Need New Recipes

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    ROME, May 14 (IPS) - Many believe that the food and agricultural sector is different to all other economic sectors, that it is unique, and that it requires special economic models to thrive. After all, we expect the global food and agricultural system to respond to many different goals. It needs to deliver abundant, safe, and nutritious food. It needs to create employment in rural areas while protecting forests and wildlife, improving landscapes, and preventing climate change through lower food production emissions. Well-functioning food systems are also considered essential for social stability and conflict prevention. In fact many politicians today go as far as to argue that food systems need to thrive so as to stem rural-to-urban migration and the cross-border flow of desperate people fleeing food insecure nations.

  7. To Have Children or Not: The Importance of Finding a Balance

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - While the world's population has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, little is still understood about fertility transition and the reasons behind it. Over the last half a century, the global fertility rate has halved, reaching a level of 2.5 births per woman.

  8. 20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, May 11 (IPS) - Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades.

  9. Trump’s Dangerous Abrogation of the Iran Deal

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 (IPS) - Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco.The Trump Administration's decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, and the United States—strikes a dangerous blow against arms control and international security and even more firmly establishes the United States as a rogue nation.

  10. Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    LONDON, May 10 (IPS) - Savio Carvalho is Global Campaigns Director, WaterAidThey are the foundations of a happy, healthy childhood: good nutrition, health care which includes immunisations and preventative care as well as treatment for illness, a good education. How many among us would even think to list clean water to drink, a safe place to go to the toilet and the ability to keep hands, bodies and surroundings clean with soap and water?

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