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Reclaiming the Bandung Spirit for Shared Prosperity

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bangkok and Sydney, Apr 24 (IPS) - "The despised, the insulted, the hurt, the dispossessed—in short, the underdogs of the human race were meeting. ... Who had thought of organizing such a meeting? And what had these nations in common? Nothing, it seemed to me, but what their past relationship to the Western world had made them feel. This meeting of the rejected was in itself a kind of judgment upon the Western world!."

—Richard Wright, The Color Curtain .

Caricom's Energy-Efficient Building Code Could Be Tough Sell

Friday, April 21, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 21 (IPS) - Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are in the process of formulating an energy efficiency building code for the region that would help reduce CO2 emissions, but implementation of the code may depend heavily on moral suasion for its success.

“Imagine a World Where the Worst-Case Scenarios Have Been Realized”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 20 (IPS) - The tiny island-nation of Antigua and Barbuda has made an impassioned plea for support from the international community to deal with the devastating impacts of climate change.

Dispute Settlement Becomes Speculative Financial Asset

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KUALA LAMPUR, Apr 19 (IPS) - Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) have effectively created a powerful and privileged system of protections for foreign investors that undermines national law and institutions.

Caribbean Pursues Green Growth Despite Uncertain Times

Friday, April 14, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 14 (IPS) - Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours are continuing to press ahead with their climate change agenda and push the concept of renewable energy despite the new position taken by the United States.

Climate Funds for World's Poorest Slow to Materialise

Friday, April 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Climate change is making poor countries poorer, yet funding meant to address its economic consequences has been slow to materialise. Instead funding bodies are choosing to invest in green energy projects in middle-income countries.

From Research to Entrepreneurship: Fishing Youth and Women out of Poverty

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MONGU, Zambia, Apr 12 (IPS) - Ivy Nyambe Inonge, 35, is the treasurer of Mbeta Island Integrated Fish Farm in Senanga district. Her group won the first prize in Zambia under the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF)  Expanding Business Opportunities for African Youth in Agricultural Value Chains in Southern Africa. She is excited at the prospect of what 5,000 dollars can do for her group, and ultimately, the whole community of Mbeta Island.

Fishing Village Fights Iron Mine in Northern Chile

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

LA HIGUERA, Chile, Apr 11 (IPS) - In Punta de Choros, a hidden cove on Chile's Pacific coast, some 900 fishers do not yet dare celebrate the decision by regional authorities to deny the Dominga port mining project a permit due to environmental reasons.

Economic Recovery Crucial to Sustainable Development

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (IPS) - More than eight years after the global financial crisis exploded in late 2008, economic growth remains generally tepid, while ostensible recovery measures appear to have exacerbated income and other inequalities. Yet, despite the G-20 group of the world's largest economies raising the level, frequency and profile of its meetings, effective multilateral cooperation and coordination remains a distant dream.

Gold Mine Aggravates Tensions in Brazil’s Amazon Region

Friday, April 07, 2017

RESSACA, Brazil, Apr 07 (IPS) - The decline of this town is seen in the rundown houses and shuttered stores, and the few people along the streets on a Sunday when the scorching sun alternates with frequent rains at this time of year in Brazil's Amazon region.

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