News headlines for “Environmental Issues”, page 2

  1. Curbing Land Degradation & Protecting the Environment in Mongolia

    Friday, May 15, 2020

    Ulaanbaatar/ New Delhi/ Sydney/ London, May 15 (IPS) - Mongolia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Yet, more than 70 percent of its surface is affected by land degradation. Mining activities in several parts of the country have been a source of humanitarian and environmental concern. However, different stakeholders are coming together to work towards restoration and rehabilitation.

  2. Stay Home? Wash Hands? But 1.8 Billion Remain Homeless & 3.0 Billion Have No Access to Water

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The relentless battle against the devastating coronavirus pandemic has been underlined by several widespread advisories from health experts – STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR MASK. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE.

  3. We Cannot Let the Education Gap Widen at the Start of the Decade of Action

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 13 (IPS) - Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitPrior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we estimated that 75 million children and youth - of whom 39 million are girls - were not able to access a quality education in countries impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate change-induced emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 has both globally and exponentially deepened the already existing critical education crisis.

  4. Healthy Oceans: Keeping Asia and the Pacific Afloat

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 13 (IPS) - Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For generations, the region has thrived on our seas. Our namesake bears a nod to the Pacific Ocean, a body of water tethered to the well-being of billions in our region. The seas provide food, livelihoods and a sense of identity, especially for coastal communities in the Pacific island States.

  5. COVID-19: Why We Must Reset Our Thinking

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Oxford University, May 12 (IPS) - Covid-19 is the most significant event since the Second World War. It changes everything.

    It brings great sadness to many of us as we lose loved ones, as we see people losing their jobs, and as we see people around the world suffering immensely.

  6. COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard Nature to Reduce the Risk of Future Pandemics

    Monday, April 27, 2020

    Apr 27 (IPS) - There is a single species that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic - us. As with the climate and biodiversity crises, recent pandemics are a direct consequence of human activity – particularly our global financial and economic systems, based on a limited paradigm that prizes economic growth at any cost. We have a small window of opportunity, in overcoming the challenges of the current crisis, to avoid sowing the seeds of future ones.

  7. Why the Intentional Day of Multilateralism Must Start a New World Order

    Friday, April 24, 2020

    LONDON, Apr 24 (IPS) - And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve itPaulo Coelho, The Alchemist

    In our current COVID 19 context of suffering and fear, that may sound like a strange and spooky quote. But let's be clear: what we have achieved so far in the present is not - and shouldn't be - indicative of what we can achieve in the future.

  8. Haunting Forest Spirits – is Mother Nature Striking Back?

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 20 (IPS) - Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning, on the contrary, every society produces its own specific vulnerabilities. To study them is to understand the importance of a society's structure, its standard of living, and its political priorities. Epidemics are a mirror, they show who we really are: Our ethics, beliefs, and socio-economic relationships. -- Frank Snowden 1

  9. Time to Raise the Ambition for Climate Action

    Monday, April 13, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Apr 13 (IPS) - In recent days we have seen the understandable decision reached to postpone the UN climate change conference – COP26 – which was due to take place this November. As the world reels from the widespread impacts of the coronavirus crisis, it is the right call.

  10. Bioenergy, the Ugly Duckling of Mexico's Energy Transition

    Friday, April 10, 2020

    OAXACA, Mexico, Apr 10 (IPS) - Rosa Manzano carefully arranges pieces of wood in a big mud igloo that, seven days after it is full, will produce charcoal of high caloric content.

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