News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Walking the Talk on Climate Change after the Pandemic: Reorienting State-Owned Enterprises towards Sustainability

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    MEXICO, Mar 31 (IPS) - This year started with the news of the appearance of a new virus, COVID-19. The impact and severity of its effects in public health, mortality and the world economy are overwhelming. No public health system was prepared for this crisis, and yet governments are reacting deploying different policies to mitigate the crisis, and recover as fast as possible.

  2. Harness Youth to Change World's Future

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 31 (IPS) - Vanessa Nakate of Uganda may have been cropped out of a photograph taken at the World Economic Forum, but she along with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg have made the climate crisis centre stage.

  3. Mexico's Plan to Upgrade Hydropower Plants Faces Hurdles

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    MEXICO CITY, Mar 30 (IPS) - Water security and profitability are the Achilles heels of the plan to modernise 60 hydroelectric plants in Mexico, drawn up by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

  4. Zimbabwe's Afforestation Challenge

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Mar 27 (IPS) - "I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farmers who are blamed by local conservationists for turning the country's forests into deserts and dust bowls.

  5. Is It Time to Postpone the 2020 Climate Summit?

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 25 (IPS) - With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet and the governments of both wealthy and poorer nations overwhelmed by the demands of managing a response, the scheduling of this year's critical UN Climate Summit is suddenly in doubt.

  6. Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth?

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Mar 24 (IPS) - We are living in a critical time. As we face existential environmental challenges from climate crises to the mass extinction of species, it is difficult sometimes to see solutions and new ideas. This is why we all need to celebrate and give visibility to creative and courageous efforts of people and organizations striving towards a healthy planet for all.

  7. Fisherfolk Fix Both Food and Climate by Closing Fishing Grounds

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    JAKARTA, Mar 23 (IPS) - Samsul sounded very happy last Monday (Mar. 16) when recounting his experience of catching crabs worth more than $60 in a single day. 

  8. Air Pollution: A Problem We Can Solve in Our Lifetime

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    MUMBAI, India, Mar 23 (IPS) - Over the past few years, worsening air quality in India—and in north India specifically—has awakened policy makers and civil society to take urgent action.

  9. Women & Climate: Planting a Global Forest in a Connected World

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    NEW YORK and TORONTO, Mar 23 (IPS) - In January of this year, Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shocked much of the world when they announced they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals.

  10. Thirsting for Water Security?

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    BERLIN, Germany, Mar 20 (IPS) - Water is essential and indispensable for life on earth. We know that; and many of us have perhaps heard, written and uttered these words themselves a ‘million' times.

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