News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. Central Asia Has Always Been Important for Europe

    Tuesday, September 03, 2019

    BRUSSELS, Sep 03 (IPS) - In an interview* with Peter Burian, the current EU Special Representative for Central Asia.The EU has presented a new strategy for Central Asia. The first one has been adopted in 2007 and revised in 2015. Where do you see improvements?

  2. Is the UN’s High Seas Treaty Heading Towards Troubled Waters?

    Monday, September 02, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 02 (IPS) - The world's high seas, which extend beyond 200 nautical miles, are deemed "international waters" to be shared globally-- but they remain largely ungoverned.

  3. Ugandan Students Turn Waste to Wealth

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    Aug 30 (IPS) - Namugongo is a lush, forested community in central Uganda where tall trees are home to colourful birds and noisy monkeys.

    The community has a tragic place in history: on 3 June 1886, 22 Ugandan Christian converts were publicly executed, on the orders of King Mwanga II of the Buganda Kingdom, in an attempt to ward off the influence of colonial powers with whom the Christians were associated.

  4. The Arctic: Earth´s Last Frontier

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 29 (IPS) - The last frontier for utilizing and maybe even exhausting Earth´s natural resources is opening up in the Arctic and some of the world´s wealthiest nations are trying to secure their piece of the cake. Some act openly, others are more secretive – recently one of the competitors entered the game in a remarkably unwieldy manner.

  5. Our Food Systems Need Transformation

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    ROME, Aug 28 (IPS) - The right to food is a universal human right. Yet, over 820 million people are going hungry, according the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019). In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health" 1.

  6. Disaster Risk Resilience: Key to Protecting Vulnerable Communities

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 28 (IPS) - The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across our region, cascading into slow onset disasters such as drought.

    Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones have struck new, unprepared parts of our region and devastatingly frequent floods have ensued. In Iran, these affected 10 million people this year and displaced 500,000 of which half were children. Bangladesh is experiencing its fourth wave of flooding in 2019. Last year, the state of Kerala in India faced the worst floods in a century.

  7. Kenya: The troubles of a science PhD from the West

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 (IPS) - Graduate students of the London School of Economics and Political Science gathered at Kenya's coast in September 2018, where the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr Mukhisa Kituyi told them: "With your international credibility, it is easier and tempting to leave and take out of the continent the little intellectual resource that could solve problems their countries face."

  8. Pushing For a Green Economy & Clean Energy

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (IPS) - Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution.

  9. Trade, Currency War Weapons Double-Edged

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (IPS) - The US-China trade war has flared up again less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump delayed new tariffs of US$160 billion on Chinese imports until December, purportedly to avoid harming the holiday shopping season.

  10. What Would It Really Take to Plant a Trillion Trees?

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    Aug 26 (IPS) - Tree planting is capturing the minds of those who look for fast climate action. Earlier this month, the Ethiopian Government announced a new world record: thousands of volunteers planted 353 million trees in one single day. This came shortly after a team of scientists identified suitable places in the world where up to 1 trillion new trees could be planted.

    Such a massive effort could absorb about 20 years' worth of global greenhouse gas emissions. And on 8 August 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launched a Special Report on the importance of land use for the climate. About 23 per cent of all emissions come from the agriculture, land use and forest sector. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change outlines land management opportunities with benefits for food security, biodiversity, and the climate, such as agroforestry.

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