News headlines for “Biodiversity”

  1. People at Risk Need Protection Before Another Hot Summer

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, May 29 (IPS) - Spring has traditionally brought a welcome new beginning: daylight increases, flowers bloom and temperatures are pleasantly warm. However, in recent years, it’s also brought justified fears about extreme heat with summers in Southern Europe getting increasingly hot because of climate change. Older people, children, people with disabilities, and people with mental health conditions are among those at higher risk.

  2. Uniting for Climate Action: UN, World Bank and UNDRR Leaders Push for Climate Finance, Justice and Nature-Based Solutions for SIDS

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, May 29 (IPS) - As leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) meet for the 4th International Conference on SIDS in Antigua this week, top United Nations and World Bank officials are calling for urgent action to help SIDS tackle their unique challenges and plan for the next decade.

  3. To Tackle Climate Crisis, the World Bank Must Stop Financing Industrial Livestock

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 29 (IPS) - Last week, the World Bank Group released a new report that highlights the urgent need to drastically reduce GHG emissions to address the climate crisis and calls on countries to act. However, while the World Bank’s acknowledgment of the damaging climate impacts of industrial agriculture is a crucial step forward, it’s simply not enough.

  4. Explainer: Why GLOFS Are Growing Concern in the Himalaya

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, May 28 (IPS) - In this explainer, IPS looks at GLOFs and the danger they pose to communities when many of the 54,000 glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region are getting smaller due to climate change.

    Phu Chhettar Sherpa, who worked as an icefall doctor (a Sherpa who fixes ropes for climbers) for seven years from 2015 to 2021 on Mt. Everest, vividly recalls his fear of possible flash floods after the huge earthquake in Nepal in 2015.

  5. Small Island Nations Demand Urgent Global Action at SIDS4 Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA, May 27 (IPS) - The once-in-a-decade SIDS Conference opened in Antigua and Barbuda today, with a clear message: the world already knows the challenges that SIDS face—now it’s time for action.“This year has been the hottest in history in practically every corner of the globe, foretelling severe impacts on our ecosystems and starkly underscoring the urgency of our predicament. We are gathered here not merely to reiterate our challenges, but to demand and enact solutions,” declared Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown at the opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States on May 27.

  6. Impressionism Festival Taps Into Global Concerns

    - Inter Press Service

    NORMANDY, France, May 27 (IPS) - On a clear, chilly evening, the words of African American poet Maya Angelou filled the air in the centre of Rouen, as a vivid light show played across the façade of the French town’s imposing cathedral, and as a bright full moon rose in the sky.

  7. Explainer: Understanding Carbon Trading and its Rationale

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 27 (IPS) - Carbon trading has gained growing popularity on the African continent and is considered by many governments as a viable way to achieve their climate targets while building communities. IPS takes a look at what's behind the carbon market.

  8. Malawi Moves To Regulate Carbon Trading Amid Transparency Concerns in Global Market

    - Inter Press Service

    BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 27 (IPS) - Malawi is increasingly pitching carbon trading as a source of revenue it needs to bolster the economy, which is suffering from foreign exchange shortages caused by a large trade imbalance and being buffeted by several shocks, including the climate crisis.

  9. Countdown to Critical Conference for Small Island Developing States

    - Inter Press Service

    SAINT LUCIA, May 26 (IPS) - The International Conference on Small Island Developing States convenes every 10 years, with the upcoming SIDS4 event scheduled for Antigua and Barbuda. As the world’s 39 SIDS prepare to chart their survival in the face of climate change, IPS is on- the-ground coverage of the event.Delegates from small island developing states (SIDS) worldwide are meeting in Antigua and Barbuda to strategize for the next decade.

  10. Democracy, Civic Space and Fundamental Freedoms Are under Attack, but Civil Society Is Here to Stay

    - Inter Press Service

    GABORONE, Botswana, May 23 (IPS) - Sarah Strack is Forus DirectorDuring the Forus network’s General Assembly which took place in Gaborone, Botswana, civil society organisations from across 65 countries highlighted the challenges facing them globally in an increasingly polarised and crisis-hit world.

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