News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. Much more climate finance now!

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 12 (IPS) - Funding developing countries' climate change mitigation and adaption efforts was never going to be easy. But it has become more uncertain with President Trump's decision to leave the Paris Accord. As a candidate, he threatened not to fulfil the modest US pledge of US$3 billion towards the 2020 target of US$100 billion yearly for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

  2. 114 Nations Seek Support to Implement UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - Two years have passed since the world came together to adopt a truly remarkable framework for common progress: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda is transformative and inspiring its own right. That it was agreed at a time of severe political divisions on so many other issues was especially encouraging. Since then there has been very promising momentum around the world.

  3. Latin America Discusses How to Finance the Sustainable Development Agenda

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 08 (IPS) - Is it possible for the financial sector of Latin America and the Caribbean not only to think about earning money but also to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? The answer was sought in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a regional roundtable on sustainable finance.

  4. How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs.

  5. How Ivory Fell into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Sep 07 (IPS) - "Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014.

  6. Scaling up Development Finance

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 05 (IPS) - The Business and Sustainable Development Commission has estimated that achievement of Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals will require US$2-3 trillion of additional investments annually compared to current world income of around US$115 trillion. This is a conservative estimate; annual investments of up to US$2 trillion yearly will be needed to have a chance of keeping temperature rise below 1.5°C.

  7. Cambodia no Longer Compliant with the Global Deal

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    PHNOM PENH, Sep 05 (IPS) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven made a special effort to reach this global agreement between countries, unions and businesses. The bearing idea is that by initiating dialogue in society, salaries can be raised, business profits improved and political stability strengthened.

  8. Robots: A Solution to Declining and Aging Populations?

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 04 (IPS) - Are humanoid robots or androids a solution to declining and aging populations? Given the prospects of demographic decline and population aging coupled with growing opposition to immigration, countries are increasingly turning to and investing in advanced robotics and androids to address shrinking workforces and rising numbers of elderly.

  9. Small Entrepreneurs Emerge as Backbone of Bangladesh’s Rural Economy

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    Banaripara (Barisal), Sep 04 (IPS) - She was born in the early 1950's to an ultra-poor family in Kundihar, a remote village of Banaripara of Barisal division in Bangladesh. She was a beautiful baby and her father named her ‘Shahndah Rani' which means ‘Queen of Evenings'. But in reality her life was far from that of a queen.

  10. Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 04 (IPS) - Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the region's environment leaders to discuss how they can work together towards a resource efficient and pollution-free Asia-Pacific.

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