News headlines in September 2020, page 3

  1. Ecology is Economy - 'We Need an Integrated Approach Between Lives and Livelihoods'

    - Inter Press Service

    GUWAHATI, India, Sep 25 (IPS) - We usually think of livelihoods and lives separately, however, it is now time to imagine a more integrated approach.

  2. Pushing the Reset Button will not Change the Game

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Sep 25 (IPS) - Key messages of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2020 as September 25 is the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

    Governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented intensity. They have taken far-reaching regulatory measures to contain the pandemic and mobilized financial resources on an enormous scale.

  3. What UN Needs is a Cease-Fire Inside its own Security Council

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - With more than 20,000 civilians killed last year in conflicts in 10 countries — including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen-- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a "global cease-fire": a proposal which failed to generate a positive response since he first announced it last March.

  4. Why Is Women’s Leadership Not in the Headlines?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women's leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their power stifled?

  5. Making State-Owned Enterprises Work for Climate in China and Beyond

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday China's aim to become carbon neutral before 2060. Achieving this goal will require the support and engagement of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs), as they currently generate more than half of the country's energy sector emissions. SOEs are major drivers of greenhouse gas emissions globally, particularly in emerging economies

  6. The Future We Want, The UN We Need

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Sep 24 (IPS) - As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations' rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world.

  7. Trump Pitched his Vision of a Global Order -- at Odds with the UN Charter

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) - Abby Maxman, President & CEO of Oxfam America, in a response to President Donald Trump's UN General Debate remarks.

    President Trump took the UN stage to settle scores and shift blame as he sought to spin an alternate version of his administration's response to the pandemic.

  8. Scientists Draw up Guidelines to Help Agri-food Companies Align with 2030 Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    AMURU, Uganda/NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 (IPS) - In Amuru district, 47 kilometres from Gulu town in northwestern Uganda, the Omer Farming Company has proven that it is possible to farm on thousands of acres of land using methods that conserve the environment and its biodiversity.

  9. Bending the Curve on Biodiversity Loss Requires Nothing Less than Transformational Change

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - The UN will be hosting the first-ever Biodiversity Summit – remotely – on September 30.

    A spate of reports on biodiversity – the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystemsthe Living Planet Reportthe Global Forest Resources Assessment Report and the Global Biodiversity Outlook- paint a stark picture for the world's biodiversity.

  10. Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution

    - Inter Press Service

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    STOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 (IPS) - As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture?

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