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  1. Renewable energy transforming the landscape

    - UN News

    Renewable energy, if supported by governments, can “truly change the landscape” in terms of achieving equitable access to affordable and clean energy, but only if those governments can move from “commitment to action”; That’s according to the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

  2. Better Incentives Needed to Expand Solar Energy in Cuba

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Apr 17 (IPS) - With a bolder policy and flexible payment mechanisms, perhaps Alexis Rodríguez would have opted for solar panels for his home, instead of the portable generator that has made it possible for him to weather the frequent blackouts caused by Cuba's recurrent energy crises.

  3. Africa Pushing Limits To Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security Access

    - Inter Press Service

    ABU DHABI, Apr 17 (IPS) - Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, acknowledged the key challenges of shifting away from fossil fuels to renewable energy in Africa when they gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week.

  4. Solar Power and Biogas Empower Women Farmers in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    ACREÚNA/ORIZONA, Brazil, Apr 16 (IPS) - A bakery, fruit pulp processing and water pumped from springs are empowering women farmers in Goiás, a central-eastern state of Brazil. New renewable energy sources are driving the process.

  5. Migration in the Americas: A Dream That Can Turn Deadly

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Apr 16 (IPS) - The Darién Gap is a stretch of jungle spanning the border between Colombia and Panama, the only missing section of the Pan-American Highway that stretches from Alaska to southern Argentina. For good reason, it used to be considered impenetrable. But in 2023, a record 520,000 people crossed it heading northwards, including many children. Many have lost their lives trying to cross it.

  6. Indigenous Kalinago lead the way towards making Dominica ‘climate resilient’

    - UN News

    Dominica aims to become the world’s first “climate-resilient nation, and the indigenous Kalinago people are playing a leading role in developing the country and helping its people to thrive in the face of the climate emergency.

  7. Pioneering Digital Initiative Empowers Pacific Islands to Tackle Climate Disasters

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 15 (IPS) - Winning a battle for survival requires understanding the opponent. And, for the peoples of 22 island nations and territories scattered across more than 155 million square kilometres of Pacific Ocean, the volatility and wrath of the climate are their greatest threats.

  8. Fishers in Madagascar adapt to deadly seas due to climate change

    - UN News

    Fishing communities in the south of Madagascar are facing sometimes deadly sea conditions due to climate change, but with the help of the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) are finding ways to adapt to the new circumstances they face.

  9. The Climate Alarm Is Ringing – It’s Time to Stop Silencing It

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Apr 12 (IPS) - The heat records keep tumbling – 2023 was the hottest year in recorded history. Extreme weather events keep mounting up. And yet the voices most strongly calling for action to prevent climate catastrophe are increasingly being silenced.

  10. Climate Governance, Adaptation, and Digital Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SUVA, Fiji, Apr 12 (IPS) - Let's take a moment to reflect on a critical question: In the decade since the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS3), what tangible progress have we made in addressing the challenges faced by our SIDS?

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