News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. African Activists Call on the West to Finance Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Jun 13 (IPS) - As the technical session of the global climate negotiations enters the final stretch in Bonn, Germany, climate activists from Africa have expressed fears that negotiators from the developed world are dragging their feet in a way to avoid paying their fair share to tackle the climate crisis.

  2. Guterres highlights ‘unique level of destruction’ in Gaza ahead of G7 summit

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his solidarity with the people of Gaza and the global body’s deep commitment to the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) on Wednesday, while also issuing a stark message to the world’s richest nations ahead of the G7 Summit in Italy to do more to help emerging economies crippled by debt repayments.

  3. Turning the Tide: Health Community Turns to UNFCCC for Inclusivity

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Jun 11 (IPS) - There is a rapid realization that climate change is impacting health, which is why the recently adopted World Health Organization's Climate Change and Health Resolution is considered pivotal.

  4. Climate Finance: The Planet is Speaking, Listen and Respond with Justice

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN & NAIROBI, Jun 11 (IPS) - As the planet groans under record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events, Africa, which is responsible for only two to three percent of global emissions, stands out disproportionately as the most vulnerable region in the world. 

  5. Lawmakers Deliberate on ICPD30, Water Security at Tajikistan Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    Jun 10 (IPS) - It's been 30 years since the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD30) was adopted in Cairo, transforming policy and thinking on population and development issues.

  6. Climate Change, Pollution Push Karnaphuli Fishers Out of the Profession

    - Inter Press Service

    CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh,, Jun 10 (IPS) - Jishuram Das, a sexagenarian who was born in Jelepara, located in Chattogram, has been catching fish from the Karnaphuli River since his childhood. But nowadays, he often sits idle without going to catch fish, as their catches have drastically fallen.

  7. Lets play!

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Germany, Jun 10 (IPS) - For the first time ever, we will commemorate the joy of playing with an International Day of Play on June 11, 2024. On their website, the UN state that this marks a significant milestone in efforts to preserve, promote, and prioritize playing so that all people, especially children, can reap the rewards and thrive to their full potential. But why ist playing so important?

  8. Explainer: What You Need to Know About Climate Change and Blue Carbon

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, Jun 08 (IPS) - The area where land meets the sea, known as coastal ecosystems, could be the key to reducing the effects of climate change.

  9. Are We Equipping Women or Merely Filling the Gender Gap?

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Jun 07 (IPS) - In the expansive field of groundwater resource management, a pressing question often emerges: are we truly equipping women with the necessary tools and opportunities to thrive, or are we simply attempting to fill in the gender gap without tackling the root causes?

  10. Blue Economy Must Benefit Fishing Communities in Global South, Says WorldFish Chief

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Jun 07 (IPS) - The Global South is crucial for ensuring aquatic food security to feed the growing world population. It is imperative that blue economy initiatives benefit fishing communities in developing and small island nations, which are facing disproportionate impacts of climate change, says Dr Essam Yassin Mohammed, Director General of WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization based in Penang, Malaysia.

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