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  1. 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.

  2. "Green Development Has to Be Equal for All"

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    MANILA, May 14 (IPS) - IPS caught up with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the end of the flagship side event of the GGGI during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on May 4, 2018, which featured the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its potential to create sustainable infrastructure and promote green growth pathways.

  3. Regional Cooperation Needs a Strategic Vehicle for Inclusive Growth

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    BEIJING, May 11 (IPS) - Winston Chow is Country Representative for China at the Global Green Growth InstituteThere is growing recognition that regional cooperation is a crucial driver of growth. We should now also recognize if regional trade networks are to yield the intended benefit of inclusive growth, then there needs to be a strategic vehicle for development that can be scaled.

  4. U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON, May 10 (IPS) - The April inauguration of Ethiopia's new Prime Minister came amid much fanfare and raised expectations for the future of true democracy in Ethiopia, while far less publicized though relevant developments in the American capital could also play a significant role in shaping that future.

  5. Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2018

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 07 (IPS) - Mobilizing finance for sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.Asia and the Pacific remains the engine of the global economy. It continues to power trade, investment and jobs the world over. Two thirds of the region's economies grew faster in 2017 than the previous year and the trend is expected to continue in 2018. The region's challenge is now to ensure this growth is robust, sustainable and mobilised to provide more financing for development. It is certainly an opportunity to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  6. Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, May 07 (IPS) - Africa has long been one of the world's most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, rising poverty and hunger, inequalities and its environmental challenges.And in international circles, it is described as "Afro-pessimism."

  7. Low Awareness Restrains Growth of Solar Technologies

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe, May 07 (IPS) - Every year, Amos Chandiringa, 43, a farmer in Nemaire village in Makoni district in northeastern Zimbabwe, laboriously waters his tobacco nursery with a watering can. The toil of the job often leaves him without the energy or time to do other household chores.

  8. Leading from the Front: Zambia Launches Plant a Million Trees Initiative

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    CHINSALI, Zambia, May 03 (IPS) - As global climate experts meet in Bonn this week to discuss how to take climate action forward, Zambia counts itself amongst the leaders as President Edgar Lungu officially launches the Plant a Million (PAM) trees Initiative.

  9. Mounting Debt Threatens UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - Elliot Harris is Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist of the United Nations Division of Economic and Social Affairs & Chris Lane is Special Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the United NationsIn 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an overarching policy roadmap through 2030. These goals are predicated on the idea that for a sustainable future, economic growth must go hand-in-hand with social inclusion and protection of the environment.

  10. Blending Finance Not SDG Financing Silver Bullet

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (IPS) - After largely failing to provide 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income (GNI) in aid to developing countries for almost half a century since making the commitment, donor countries have recently promoted blended finance (BF) as a solution to the financing for development challenge. Blending refers to combining public development funds (in the form of grants, technical assistance or interest indemnification) with loans from private lenders.

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