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  1. Confronting New Climate Reality in Asia & the Pacific

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 01 (IPS) - Last week, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal was simple: to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency.

  2. Countercyclical Fiscal Policy Needed to Counter Global Economic Downturn

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 01 (IPS) - A conjuncture of developments, short- and medium-term, have conspired to further slow the world economy. In recent months, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), among others, has acknowledged that global economic prospects are worsening, forcing it to make not one, but at least five consecutive growth forecast revisions, all downward.

  3. Q&A: How Vietnam went from Zero to Hero in Developing Solar Projects and What Other Countries Can Do for Climate Change

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - A week ago, downtown New York witnessed one of the most historic moments in the climate action moment — hundreds of thousands of people attended the Climate Strike, where teen activists delivered powerful speeches and blows to world leaders for not taking climate change seriously.

  4. Investments to Cushion African Countries against Climate Shocks Not Enough

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled millions of dollars of new pledges at the United Nations this week amid growing fears of climate change ravaging the continent and derailing anti-poverty targets.

  5. Finance Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 27 (IPS) - The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved by 2030 with the political will to change international economic rules and mobilize resources needed for a massive public sector-led investment push to reinvigorate world economic progress sustainably, says UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2019 (TDR 2019).

  6. How to ‘Fix the Business of Food’ and Save the Planet

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - With up to one billion undernourished people around the world, and agriculture and land use systems increasingly vulnerable to climate change and land degradation, more companies within the global food industry need to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

  7. Africa’s Industrial Development: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    VIENNA, Sep 23 (IPS) - When world leaders gathered in New York for the 70th session of the General Assembly back in 2016, and proclaimed the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), it reaffirmed the importance of industrialization in supporting Africa's own efforts towards sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and accelerated development.

  8. The Social Impact of Economic Inequality

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - The backlash against globalization can no longer be ignored.

    Increasing economic inequality is a defining challenge of our time. In recent years, it has triggered analysis and reflection by many scholars, politicians and others on its causes and consequences on economic growth and efficiency, politics and democracy, human rights, individual behaviors, access to health, social cohesion and environmental degradation.

    The perception that the top 1% of income earners are gaining at the expense of the other 99% has resulted in widespread public debates in many countries on the social and political repercussions of inequality.

  9. Confronting the New Climate Reality in Asia and the Pacific

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 23 (IPS) - In less than ten days world leaders will be gathering at the United Nations in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal is simple; to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency.

    For many this means ambition and action that enables countries to decarbonize their economies by the middle of the century. But that is only half the equation. Equally ambitious plans are also needed to build the resilience of vulnerable sectors and communities being battered by climate related disasters of increasing frequency, intensity and unpredictability.

  10. Biogas Makes Pig Farming More Sustainable in Southern Brazil

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brasil, Sep 20 (IPS) - Biogas has the potential to provide 36 percent of the electricity consumed in Brazil or replace 70 percent of diesel if purified as biomethane, according to the Brazilian Association of Biogas and Biomethane (Abiogas).

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