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  1. Climate Change: New Threat to Nepal’s Rhinos

    CHITWAN, Nepal, Oct 19 (IPS) - Nepal's population of one-horned rhinoceros that survived hunting, a shrinking habitat and wildlife trafficking are now faced with a new threat: changes in their living environment due to a rapidly-warming atmosphere.

  2. Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty - Landmark Report

    NEW YORK, United States, Oct 15 (IPS) - Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a projected rise in extreme poverty, a team of scientists says the world can no longer afford to overlook the role of forests and trees in poverty eradication.With extreme poverty (living on $1.90 a day) projected to rise for the first time in over 20 years, a new study has concluded that global poverty eradication efforts could be futile in the absence of forests and trees.

  3. Working animals’ Role in SDGs and Addressing Climate Change, Pandemic Crises

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), it is time to recognise the role of working animals in livelihood systems, addressing climate change and in human health, which has been overlooked for too long. The Working Animal Alliance seeks to change this. 

  4. The Urban Poor are Fighting Back Against COVID-19

    DAKAR, Senegal, Oct 14 (IPS) - For those who live in slums and informal settlements, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront their greatest vulnerabilities. But they are fighting back; organising, and coming up with creative ways to protect their communities.

  5. How the Pacific Islands are Balancing COVID-19 Survival Demands on Coastal Fisheries with Sustainable Management

    CANBERRA, Australia, Oct 13 (IPS) - Coastal fisheries in the Pacific Islands have become a food and livelihood lifeline to many people who have lost jobs, especially in urban centres and tourism, following COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures. Now governments and development organisations are trying to meet the crisis-driven survival needs of here and now, while also considering the long-term consequences on near shore marine resources and habitats.

  6. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Offer Best Hope for Our Planetary Emergency

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (IPS) - Indigenous peoples and local communities offer the best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency. These solutions are grounded in traditional, time-tested practices and knowledge.

  7. Milton Friedman Versus Stakeholder Capitalism

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 13 (IPS) - Milton Friedman was arguably the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century, associated with promoting ‘neo-liberal', free-market, shareholder capitalism.

    Friedman's monetarist economics is now widely considered irrelevant, if not wrong, especially with the low inflation associated with ‘unconventional' monetary policies following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.

  8. Gendering Agriculture so Women Take the Lead in Feeding Africa

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Oct 12 (IPS) - Africa's hopes of feeding a population projected to double by 2050 amidst a worsening climate crisis rest on huge investments in agriculture, including creating the conditions so that women can empower themselves and lead efforts to transform the continent's farming landscape.

  9. Scaling Up SDG4 in Crises

    NEW YORK, Oct 09 (IPS) - Out of global crises spring opportunities for change. In crisis, change is not an option. It is a necessity. And, as Plato famously noted: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is an invention that sprang out of crisis and was borne of necessity.

  10. Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme Delivering Life-Saving Sustenance to Millions Worldwide

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 09 (IPS) - With the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations and its affiliated agencies continue to hold a monopoly of one of the world's most prestigious annual awards.

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