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Big polluting lobbyists may be forced to declare interests at UN talks

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ABU DHABI, UAE, May 25 (IPS) - Is the presence of the fossil fuel industry necessary in global climate change negotiations, or does their presence in these talks represent a conflict of interest and undermine global progress?

Slow Growth Stalls SDGs’ Progress

Thursday, May 25, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found.

The Ocean Conference: An Integrated Vision that must be Delivered

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - In March 2015 at the Sendai World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, the then President of Kirbati, Anote Tong, made it very clear how vulnerable his country was to climate and disaster risk, when he informed the room (which was sadly less than half full) that his country had purchased land in Fiji.

Gateway Portals and the Quest for Sustainable Urbanization

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NEW YORK, May 24 (IPS) - On a busy Friday afternoon, the number 1 subway train heading north through Manhattan's Westside comes out of a dark tunnel --and if one takes a minute to release oneself from communication devices—one can catch sight of the approaching 125th street in the distance, the crosswalk buzzing with yellow cabs.

International Finance Governance Undemocratic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (IPS) - Why is it so difficult to achieve meaningful coordination when everybody agrees that it is desirable, if not necessary? President Richard Nixon's withdrawal of the US from and hence termination of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 confirmed the end of the post-war Golden Age. This led to slower growth, greater volatility, more instability, and reduced progress in raising economic welfare, among other consequences.

Community Seed Banks: Securing Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ROME, May 23 (IPS) - For thousands of years, farmers have used genetic diversity to cope with weather variability and changing climate conditions. They have stored, planted, selected and improved seeds to continue producing food in a dynamic environment.

“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

The ‘Public’ in Public Health

Monday, May 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 (IPS) -
 

The discourse must move beyond a top-down approach to listen to the people and formulate best insurance practices

Ecuador Focuses on New UN Tax Body to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

Monday, May 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Guillaume Long.

Macron Likely to Diffuse Tensions as Independence Vote Looms in New Caledonia

Monday, May 22, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, May 22 (IPS) - The political future of New Caledonia, a French South Pacific Island territory of 273,000 people, is a profound question mark as a referendum on independence rapidly approaches next year. Equally, how the newly elected French Government, led by Emmanuel Macron, will perform as arbiter of the challenging process in the months ahead is a relative unknown.

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