News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. Improving Infrastructure Planning In Developing Countries

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Infrastructure investment is necessary, but hardly sufficient to enable developing countries to transform their economies to achieve sustainable prosperity, according to this year's UNCTAD Trade and Development Report: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion (TDR 2018), released in late September.

  2. Consumption & Emissions: Rich Indians v/s Rich (& Poor) Americans

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Oct 09 (IPS) - The growing consumption of the ‘rich' in ‘poor' countries has been a running theme in the climate change debate for some time now. A large majority of opinion makers in developed countries, especially the US, are convinced that rising consumption of the rich in the developing world is responsible for climate change.

  3. Leveraging the Potential for Green Growth in Vulnerable Countries

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 08 (IPS) - In May the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced next year's summit on climate. This assertion has given green growth and the Global Green Growth Institute international momentum, which was reflected in the events of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

  4. Going Full Circle for Growth and the Planet

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    Oct 05 (IPS) - LI Yong is Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Hongjoo Hahm is Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) The business case for making our economy more sustainable is clear. Globally, transitioning to a circular economy - where materials are reused, re-manufactured or recycled-could significantly reduce carbon emissions and deliver over US$1 trillion in material cost savings by 2025.(1) The benefits for Asia and the Pacific would be huge. But to make this happen, the region needs to reconcile its need for economic growth with its ambition for sustainable business.

  5. Investing in Arab and Asian Youth For a Sustainable Future

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    MANAMA, Oct 05 (IPS) - As the youth population has increased to unprecedented levels in Arab and Asian regions, governments need to do more to invest in them.

  6. Saving the Kindergarten of Sharks

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    MAYAN RIVIERA, Mexico, Oct 04 (IPS) - Every winter dozens of bull sharks come to Mexico's Mayan Riviera to breed. A single bull shark can give birth to up to 15 young. They are the only species of shark that can live in both fresh and salt water.

  7. Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    ROME, Oct 03 (IPS) - More money, and better spent, is what we need to end hunger and malnutritionEverybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods.

  8. How to Green Uganda’s Cities

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    KAMPALA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Locals in Kampala, Uganda's capital, always have two or three things to say in a conversation about how the city is developing. Some say it is filthy because of the growing waste; others say it is a slum because of its unplanned settlements; and then there are those who say it is just plain inconvenient because of the traffic congestion created by the boda boda (motorcycle taxis) and commuter taxis that honk incessantly as they make their way along the streets.

  9. Trade War Due To Deeper Malaise

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 02 (IPS) - The world economy remains tepid and unstable a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, while growing trade conflicts are symptoms of deeper economic malaise, according to a new United Nations publication.

  10. Fixing the Crisis of Confidence in the Green Climate Fund

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 01 (IPS) - Jacob Waslander is a Senior Associate at World Resources Institute and a former board member of the Green Climate Fund & Patricia Quijano Vallejos is a lawyer and Research Analyst in the Finance Center at World Resources Institute.The Green Climate Fund's mandate couldn't be more crucial: accelerating climate action in developing countries by supporting transformational investments in adaptation and emissions reduction.

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