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  1. How to Transform UN’s Environmental Goals into a People’s Agenda for Africa

    BRANDENBURG, Germany, Jun 03 (IPS) - The UN will commemorate World Environment Day 2020 on Friday June 5The COVID-19 insurgence has highlighted the need for multilateral cooperation among sustainability stakeholders. As the journey towards achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is fraught with imminent global challenges, global environmental leaders agree that now is the time to act collectively for nature, leaving no one behind.

  2. Prioritising Life or the Economy Will Determine the Post-Pandemic Focus in Urban Areas

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 02 (IPS) - The first priority in the COVID-19 pandemic was to save lives, in an effort to avoid even more devastating economic losses if strict lockdown and isolation were not put in place.

  3. Beyond the Crisis

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 02 (IPS) - Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to build a better world

    Looking back to the start of 2020, the world has changed almost beyond recognition. To protect public health, the global economy was put into stasis. Shops closed, factories were mothballed, and people's freedom of movement was severely curtailed.

    No country has escaped the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Tragically, more than 260,000 people have died and millions have been infected. The IMF is projecting global economic activity to decline on a scale not seen since the Great Depression. It is truly a crisis like no other.

  4. Two-thirds of Tropical Forests ‘Under Threat in Next Decade’

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Jun 01 (IPS) - Tropical forests can develop resistance to a warmer climate, but 71 per cent will come under threat in the next decade if global average temperatures reach two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a new study warns.

  5. The Consequential Effects of Covid-19 on the Climate Crisis

    ACCRA Ghana, Jun 01 (IPS) - The tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated challenges have thrown our world into chaos, with the virus destroying lives and livelihoods in its path.

  6. Ensuring Biodiversity Now will Prevent Pandemics Later

    UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - A future repetition of the current COVID-19 pandemic is preventable with massive cooperation on international and local levels and by ensuring biological diversity preservation around the world, experts recently said.

  7. Innovation Is an Imperative - for Sustainable Food Systems

    ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Hunger and food insecurity continue to rise. The official 2019 statistics refer to 821 million people suffering from hunger all over the world. According the recently launched Global Report on Food Crisesthere are further 135 million people facing crisis levels of hunger or worse.

  8. Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

    MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.

  9. Unite Behind Environmental Science: Transforming Values and Behaviour is as Important as Restoring Global Ecosystems

    BONN, May 22 (IPS) - Restoring damaged ecosystems is vital to avoid the collapse of nature's most valuable contributions to people, but International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 should also be a wake-up call about the importance of addressing our social, economic and systemic values, because it is these that are driving the destruction of nature.

  10. Biological Diversity is Fundamental to Human Health

    UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Today, May 22, marks the International Day of Biological Diversity. Experts say that conservation efforts have actually strengthened under the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's International Day of Biological Diversity falls amid the coronavirus pandemic and the slow easing, in some nations, of a global lockdown. While the lockdown has forced most people to stay at home, there have been reports of more wildlife being spotted - even in once-busy city centres. 

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