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  1. Paris goals still ‘long way off’, says President of UN climate conference

    - UN News

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    The world is “a long way off” from meeting the goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the President of the crucial upcoming UN climate conference, COP26, said on Thursday.

  2. Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finance a More Equal World to Beat Pandemics

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Apr 08 (IPS) - Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the institutions have faced since their founding in 1944—COVID-19’s impact and its economic aftermath.

  3. New project to help 30 developing countries tackle marine litter scourge

    - UN News

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    A UN-backed initiative aims to turn the tide on marine litter, in line with the global development goal on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources. 

  4. Indonesias Climate Villages Where Communities Work Together to Mitigate Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    JAKARTA, Apr 07 (IPS) - Residents of Ngadirejo village in Sukaharjo regency, Central Java province, had often found themselves helpless when their wells dried up or water flooded through their homes. But thanks to a national campaign called Program Kampung Iklimknown by its acronym ProKlimthey now have solutions to this flooding that generally occurs because of a lack of adequate water catchments.

  5. A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Apr 07 (IPS) - The UN is commemorating World Health Day April 7. This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind.

  6. On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justice & the End of Paternalism

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 07 (IPS) - The United Nations is commemorating World Health Day April 7.The past year has forced many of us to address difficult truths about how we treat and take care of each other — among them is a reckoning with racism and injustice.

  7. Transforming Global Food Systems - Jose Graziano da Silva on the Path to Zero Hunger

    - Inter Press Service

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    CAMBRIDGE MA, Apr 06 (IPS) - The battle for the future of food has grown contentious, and José Graziano da Silva has become a lightning rod for criticism. In 2014, as Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), he presided over the institution’s first International Agroecology Symposium, opening what he called “a new window in the Cathedral of the Green Revolution.” The FAO has since then formalized support for “Scaling Up Agroecology” while continuing to promote the kinds of chemical-intensive agriculture associated with the Green Revolution.

  8. Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 06 (IPS) - Girls in Asia don't want to go back to normal – they want to go "back to better than normal", says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender.

  9. Renewable energy access key to climate adaptation in Africa: UN chief

    - UN News

    Support for climate adaptation in Africa is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in appealing for greater action to provide renewable energy to hundreds of millions who still lack access to reliable and affordable electricity.

  10. Mexico Looks to the Heavens for a Solution to Its Water Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Apr 05 (IPS) - In neighbourhoods like Tehuixtitla in southern Mexico City, rain brings joy, because it provides water for showering, washing dishes and clothes, and cooking, by means of rainwater harvesting systems (RHS).

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