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  1. The Intergenerational Impact of Nuclear Testing in Polynesian States

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - The language used in the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is unambiguous on its focus of the grave humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. The TPNW also recognizes the influence of the public conscience “in the furthering of the principles of humanity as evidenced by the call for total elimination of nuclear weapons”.

  2. Why the UN COP28 Climate Talks Must Serve Farmers to Achieve a Just Transition

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    DUBAI, Dec 05 (IPS) - Food and agriculture is a top agenda item at UNFCCC COP28as the world considers how to tackle the climate impacts of what we eat and how we produce it. The stage has been set for COP28 to be a “food COP”, but for commitments to translate to action, it must also be a “farmers’ COP”.

  3. From Peak Oil to Peak Energy? ... and Why It Matters

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 04 (IPS) - The International Energy Agency now projects oil, gas, and coal use will all peak this decade. This constitutes a dramatic shift from the last 150 years when the thirst for fossil fuels persistently rose. But now this growth is nearing its end sooner than many expected, driven in part by a surge in renewables.

  4. Pacific Leaders Announce Largest Conservation Effort in History

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 04 (IPS) - Pacific people live at the nexus of oceans, climate, and food systems, and the interaction of climate and ocean is raising sea temperatures and threatening habitats and resources vital to the region’s sustenance, Palau’s President Surangel Whipps, Jr., said at the launch of an effort to protect and rejuvenate the region's ecosystems and empower communities through to the year 2050—in what is considered to be the biggest single conservation effort in history—Unlocking Blue Pacific Prosperity.

  5. A Climate Scientist’s View of COP 28

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec 04 (IPS) - This year’s UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December. The so-called COP summits are organised every year and constitute a means for the global community to agree on ways to address the climate crisis, such as limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, supporting vulnerable communities to adapt to the effects of climate change, and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

  6. UN Volunteers and Their Over Reaching Mission

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 04 (IPS) - If there is an agency or program within the UN that I really admire and wish the best for, this is the United Nation Volunteers or UNV. Its overarching mission, mandate and key objectives are paramount for humanity.

  7. Netherlands Latest Country to Tilt to the Right

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Dec 04 (IPS) - The Netherlands is the latest country to lurch to the right amid the global cost of living crisis. Its November election saw maverick far-right populist Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV) come first. A hardline Islamophobe who’s called for the Quran to be banned could be the next prime minister.

  8. Human Rights Crucial as Wealthy Nations Reap Energy Transition Benefits

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 03 (IPS) - As the world converges for COP 28, the urgency of addressing climate change has never been more palpable. In an exclusive interview with IPS, Yamide Dagnet, the Director for Climate Justice at Open Society Foundations, delves into the intricate details of this pivotal conference—from the unprecedented start to key challenges and opportunities in climate finance. She offers a comprehensive and nuanced perspective on global climate discourse.

  9. COP28: The climate crisis is also a health crisis

    - UN News

    Health has made it onto the agenda of a UN climate conference, and health advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Sunday said the topic was long overdue for discussion as climate inaction is costing lives and impacting health every single day.

  10. COP28: Methane pledge by the ‘giants behind the climate crisis’ falls short, says Guterres

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday sent a strong message to the oil and gas industry: the pledges made at COP28 in Dubai fall well short of what’s needed to meaningfully tackle the climate crisis.

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