Tuesday, November 17, 2015
MONTEVIDEO, Nov 17 (IPS) - Uruguay is modifying its energy mix with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, by means of a strategy that bolsters non-conventional clean energy sources through public-private partnerships and new investment. A majority of this South American country's energy already comes from renewable sources.
Friday, November 13, 2015
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Nov 13 (IPS) - The upcoming week for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), which runs from November 13-17 in Abidjan, the capital city of Ivory Coast, is set to throw this continent into the full gear of infrastructural boom, development experts here say.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
SAN JOSÃ‰, Nov 12 (IPS) - Eight of the world's leading economies will double their renewable energy supply by 2030 if they live up to their pledges to contribute to curbing global warming, which will be included in the new climate treaty.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
MONGU, Zambia, Nov 12 (IPS) - Hadon Sichali has been in the fish trade for over 22 years. But he says only now does he feel a true businessman—but why?
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, Nov 10 (IPS) - Few dispute that women's autonomy and betterment of their lives are moral imperatives. But whether these are also key to economic development is contested.
Monday, November 09, 2015
ITABORAÃ, Brazil, Nov 09 (IPS) - "That law should have existed since the end of slavery, which threw slaves into the street without offering them adequate conditions for working and producing, turning them into semi-slaves," said Brazilian farmer Idevan Correa.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
LIMA, Nov 07 (IPS) - Undertaking the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in their countries, legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, together with guest lawmakers from Africa and Asia, will hold the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Oct. 15-17.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
MENDOZA, Argentina, Nov 05 (IPS) - Purple garlic that is losing its color? More translucent wine? Climate change will also affect the flavours of our food in the absence of measures to mitigate the impacts of global warming, which are already being felt in crops that are basic to local economies, such as in the Argentine province of Mendoza.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
MEXICO CITY, Nov 04 (IPS) - Open data policies in Latin America have not yet enabled communities to exercise their right to access to information, consultation and participation with regard to mining or infrastructure projects that affect their surroundings and way of life.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
ROME, Nov 03 (IPS) - Over the eight years since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, the ranks of the unemployed have swollen to over 200 million worldwide. That number captures only a fraction of those who remain vulnerable and insecure, since more than four-fifths of the global workforce is outside the formal sector, with poor access to unemployment or other traditional social security benefits.
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