News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. Developing Technologies for Zero-Carbon Economies

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    TRONDHEIM, Norway, Jun 11 (IPS) - Nils Røkke is Chair of European Energy Research Association and head of Sustainability at SINTEF Energy.

    Never before has half a degree (0.5C) meant so much for humanity. We are behaving as if we have time to deal with climate change. We don't. The main problem is that we believe we must sacrifice growth and prosperity for the sake of decarbonisation. We don't.

  2. Driving Financialization

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Jun 11 (IPS) - The emergence and growth of financialization from the 1980s has been driven by several factors operating at various levels – national and international, ideological and political, and of course, technological. The 1971 collapse of the Bretton Woods (BW) international monetary system arguably paved the way for financial globalization.

  3. Wealth and Power: Andrej Babiš and Donald J. Trump

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM/ROME, Jun 11 (IPS) - When I recently visited the Czech Republic I noticed an increasing Czech opposition against their wealthy Prime Minister. Andrej Babiš has been endowed with the nickname Babisconi since he, like the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is accused of purchasing and using various means of communication for his own propaganda purposes. Apparently, this endeavour has so far been quite successful, since according to my Czech friends Babiš is still popular among a majority of their compatriots.

  4. Championing Social Changes: A Tale of Two Women

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    MADRID, Spain, Jun 11 (IPS) - Karessa Ramos is Social Media Data Analyst for BBVA Microfinance Foundation based in Madrid.

    This is the story of two women who are positively transforming social norms in their respective societies, as part of the global movement towards gender equality.

  5. A Journey from a Small-Scale Farm to International Stage

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 10 (IPS) - Chinasa Asonye is CEO of Chileofarms, a women's farming collective.

    As a wife and mother in Nigeria who wanted to support my family and my community, I began my own farm in 2006. When I began, I never could have dreamed that just cultivating the earth would someday lead to my meeting government leaders, and traveling to meet other women from around the world doing their part to make a difference in their own communities.

  6. Restoring Our Degraded Planet

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jun 07 (IPS) - On the 1st of March 2019, we saw one of the rare moments in history when the entire world comes together and agrees on a joint way forward.

    The United Nations General Assembly recognized the urgent need to tackle the compounded crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss, and passed a resolution to proclaim 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

    With the aim to restore at least 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2030 – an area the size of India – the UN Decade is a loud and clear call to action for all of us.

    And it is a great opportunity for the UN-REDD Programme and its partner countries to build on 10 years worth of relevant experience with safeguards, impactful policies and measures, and attracting private and public investments.

  7. Empower Ocean Women

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 07 (IPS) - Our oceans play a major role in everyday life, but they are in grave danger. To protect the ocean, we must look to a crucial, largely overlooked component: gender.

  8. Transforming Society, Financialization Destroys Social Solidarity

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019

    PENANG and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 04 (IPS) - Finance has not stopped at dominating the real economy. The tentacles of finance have reached into significant, if not most parts of society.

    Gerald Davis characterises modern society, where finance is dominant, as a ‘portfolio society', in which aspects of social life have been securitized and transformed into a kind of capital or investment to be managed.

  9. The World Has Lost Its Compass

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    ROME, Jun 03 (IPS) - The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in history, quarrelling on everything every single day and looking with total indifference to the looming problem of how to establish the next budget without clashing with the European Union or squeezing Italian citizens? Its irresponsible debate on the Italian finances has now led to a spread (difference of value) of 290 points with the Germans.

  10. Limited Knowledge of Plant Biosecurity Increases Biological Threats

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 03 (IPS) - The plant-life on the Pacific Islands is currently under threat as protections against diseases and pests are left in the hands of under-trained personnel with limited facilities.

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