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Changes to World Bank Safeguards Risk “Race to the Bottom”, U.N. Experts Warn

Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - An unprecedented number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in these revamped policies.

REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

, Dic 18 (IPS) - Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha is a rubber-tapper and union organiser from the state of Acre in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, with a lifelong love of the forest from which she earns her livelihood – and she is deeply confounded by what her government and policymakers around the world call "the green economy."

Aboriginal Knowledge Could Unlock Climate Solutions

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CAIRNS, Queensland, Dic 17 (IPS) - As a child growing up in Far North Queensland, William Clark Enoch would know the crabs were biting when certain trees blossomed, but now, at age 51, he is noticing visible changes in his environment such as frequent storms, soil erosion, salinity in fresh water and ocean acidification.

The Sad Future of Our Planet

Monday, December 15, 2014

OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

Only Half of Global Banks Have Policy to Respect Human Rights

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 09 (IPS) - Just half of major global banks have in place a public policy to respect human rights, according to new research, despite this being a foundational mandate of an international convention on multinational business practice.

“Indigenous Peoples Are the Owners of the Land” Say Activists at COP20

Saturday, December 06, 2014

LIMA, Dic 06 (IPS) - The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital. "I want my land…that's where I live and eat, and it's where my saintly grandparents lie," Diana Ríos shouted with rage.

Model Contract to Help Protect Developing Countries From ‘Land Grabs’

Friday, December 05, 2014

GENEVA, Dic 05 (IPS) - When the Korean company Daewoo attempted to acquire half the arable land of Madagascar for free, it unleashed a tsunami of investor interest in agricultural land, popularised as the 'land grab'.

War Knocks on the Squat House in Zwara

Friday, December 05, 2014

ZWARA, Libya, Dic 05 (IPS) - It could be a squat house anywhere: music is playing non-stop and there is also a radio station and an art exhibition. However, weapons are also on display among the instruments, and most here wear camouflage uniform.

Native Villagers in Honduras Bet on Food Security – and Win

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

VICTORIA, Honduras, Dic 03 (IPS) - The town's dynamic mayor, Sandro Martínez, assumed the commitment of turning the Honduran municipality of Victoria into a model of food and nutritional security and environmental protection by means of municipal public policies based on broad social and community participation and international development aid.

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