News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 7

  1. Q&Amp;A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    NAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - "Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution," Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation's global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.

  2. Fiji Civil Society Meeting to Focus on Pacific Islands Under Threat

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (IPS) - The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some of the world's most vulnerable – both economically and environmentally.

  3. Should Environmental Refugees be Granted Asylum Status?

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - The 1951 UN convention on political refugees-- which never foresaw the phenomenon of climate change-- permits refugee status only if one "has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion."

  4. Beware Public Private Partnerships

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (IPS) - Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are essentially long-term contracts, underwritten by government guarantees, with which the private sector builds (and sometimes runs) major infrastructure projects or services traditionally provided by the state, such as hospitals, schools, roads, railways, water, sanitation and energy.

  5. Uncertain Future for "Diabolic" Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (IPS) - In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d'Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker than ever. While most of Europe's trade partners around the world keep refusing to sign the deals, the African Union's Commissioner for Trade will most likely announce a moratorium on all EPAs.

  6. Foreign Investment Expands in Cuba…Despite Everything

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    HAVANA, Nov 25 (IPS) - "Maybe many of us thought that this project was a dream six years ago, but not anymore. The geography has completely changed, because of everything that has been built and the investments that have been approved," said Nathaly Suárez, director of Construction Management at the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

  7. A Cop Out at COP23?

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (IPS) - Despite a few victories, the UN's annual climate change conference ended without achieving its goals or injecting a sense of much needed urgency.

  8. Taxi Company Empowers Women on Mumbai's Bustling Streets

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    MUMBAI, Nov 22 (IPS) - Jahhavi Kshsarter pulls out on to the Western Express Highway, careful to avoid the swarm of cars, lorries and motorbikes zipping past. She is one of 65 women employed by an all-female taxi company in Mumbai.

  9. Goodbye Mugabe, Hello New Zimbabwe?

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (IPS) - Robert Mugabe - the world's oldest head of state - is dead, politically at least.

  10. Coping with Foreign Direct Investment

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (IPS) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) is increasingly touted as the elixir for economic growth. While not against FDI, the mid-2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) for financing development also cautioned that it "is concentrated in a few sectors in many developing countries and often bypasses countries most in need, and international capital flows are often short-term oriented".

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