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  1. Get Ready for COP24: Transition to a Sustainable Future

    Monday, December 03, 2018

    BERLIN, Dec 03 (IPS) - Manuela Matthess is advisor on international energy and climate policy at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Berlin*COP24 is the time for governments to act and increase their pledges to prevent global warming ensuring a just transition that leaves no one behind.

  2. Limiting Climate Change to 1.5 C is not Impossible, Says IPCC Chair

    Monday, December 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 03 (IPS) - Lee Hoesung was appointed Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2015. He is also the Endowed Chair Professor of economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development in the Republic of Korea*.

    When governments set a target in December 2015 of limiting global warming to well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels while pursuing efforts to hold it at 1.5ºC, they invited the IPCC to prepare a report to provide information on this Goal.

  3. Migrants Send Record Amounts to Home Countries, but Overall Poverty Pertains

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (IPS) - At the end of this year, migrants will have sent 466 billion dollars to family and friends in their countries of origin. Despite this record amount these remittances have little to no effect on the dire economic state of affairs in those home countries. Earlier this week in Brussels, a group of experts convened to think of ways to make the sent money work in a way that benefits more than just a few lucky families. 

  4. Breaking Bread with Violence: Connecting the Dots Between Conflict & Hunger

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme (WFP)Last week I met with Aamir, a 29-year-old Yemenite, living in Geneva since October 2018 and waiting for his application for asylum to be finalized.

  5. Ignoring the Murder of a Journalist in the Name of National Interest

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Nov 30 (IPS) - A foreign citizen – well-known journalist, author, university lecturer and regime critic – with residence in the US is abducted by a group of professionals employed by a foreign Government – depicted as a stout US ally – and subsequently tortured and killed. In spite of the case being thoroughly investigated by both the CIA and the FBI, which verified that a crime had been committed, the US Government did not take any steps to rebuke the rulers of the allied country.

  6. VIDEO: Seeking Ways to Include Women in the Blue Economy

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 29 (IPS) - Women make up about half of the over 120 million people whose livelihood depend on the blue economy. But women play only a marginal role in the blue economy with most of them earning subsistence income. Women are mainly excluded from more important aspects of the Blue Economy like shipping and large scale fishing.

  7. Mobile Phones Exposed to Growing Cyber Threats

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Paul Makin is the head of mobile money at Consult HyperionMobile phones are helping millions of low-income customers to access financial services for the first time, but they are also exposing them to new cyber threats they could never have imagined.

  8. Re-Defining Poverty in its Many Dimensions

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Carolina Rivera is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP and Monica Jahangir is a Policy and Advocacy Officer at the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

    Poverty has many dimensions beyond a lack of money. The need for a better understanding of the multiple ways people experience poverty is gaining momentum, as is the importance of measuring the often - overlapping deprivations people face. Understanding both is vital for better decision making.

  9. Marine Waste Turning the Earth into a Plastic Planet

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 28 (IPS) - Africa risks being the worst plastic-polluted place on earth within three decades overtaking Asia, says a continental network calling for African contributions to solving the growing threat of marine waste.

  10. ITUC at a Crossroads as Sharan Burrow is Challenged

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 28 (IPS) - A fight for the position of Secretary-General divides the ITUC ahead of the World Congress in December. Where some see a choice between diplomacy and activism, others say it's a question of internal democracy.

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