News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 2

  1. Small Island Developing States can be Nature-Positive Leaders for the World

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Small island developing states (SIDS) are scattered across the globe, dotting the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, the west and east coasts of Africa and the Indian Ocean.

  2. Biodiversity Meet Suggests New Guidelines on Synthetic Biology Amid Persisting Questions

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 20 (IPS) - After a week-long discussion by delegates from 196 countries, the 26th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advisors (SBSTTA) of UN Biodiversity has concluded with a set of recommendations on several issues, including living modified organisms (LMOs) and synthetic biology. All nations must consider the recommendations, discuss them, and possibly adopt them at the Biodiversity COP in October. However, many questions remain unanswered and unclear.

  3. Erik Solheim on Politics, Climate Change, UN Reform and Trump

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, May 20 (IPS) - Erik Solheim, a senior internationally renowned politician and diplomat, has long been an advocate for combining development assistance with private investment and better taxation systems in recipient countries. 

  4. Rising Temperatures Drive Human-Wildlife Conflict in Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 17 (IPS) - Rising temperatures are being blamed for an increase in human-wildlife conflicts in Zimbabwe as animals such as snakes leave their natural habitat earlier than usual.

  5. Women Organize to Fight Coastal Erosion in Southeastern Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    ATAFONA, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - Sonia Ferreira watched as the sea toppled buildings all around her for years. Finally, the impact of the rise in sea levels wrecked her home in 2019. Fishermen find their access to a fishing port limited, affecting their livelihoods. The residents of the coastal town of Atafona in southeastern Brazil count their losses to rising sea levels and climate change.

  6. Ocean Action on Global Agenda as Negotiations to Save Biodiversity Deepen

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 15 (IPS) - The oceans are as fascinating as they are mysterious. Home to the largest animals to ever live on Earth and billions of the tiniest, the top 100 meters of the open oceans host the majority of sea life, such as fish, turtles, and marine mammals. But there is another world far below the surface. In the belly of the ocean, there are seamounts—underwater mountains that rise 1,000 meters or more from the seafloor.

  7. SBSTTA and SBIBiodiversity Meetings Crucial for the Global South Begin

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 14 (IPS) - The 26th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advisors (SBSTTA) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) started in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Over 1,400 delegates, including 600 representing signatories or parties from over 150 countries, are present for the seven-day meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A large number of members from Indigenous Peoples and other observer organizations, including women’s groups, are also attending the meetings.

  8. Bringing the World's Food Production in Line with Global Climate Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts, May 14 (IPS) - Food systems—how we grow, transport, prepare, and dispose of the food we eat—are responsible for roughly one-third of all global greenhouse gas emissions. And those gases are changing the climate, which in turn is disrupting the food supply. It would seem to be a classic vicious circle.

  9. Biodiversity Masterplan: Negotiations on Crucial Science, Technology for Implementation Underway

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 13 (IPS) - The triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and waste are escalating. At the current pace, the world is on track to lose one quarter of all plant and animal species by 2030, with one species already dying out every 10 minutes. One million species face extinction. Human activity has already altered three-quarters of the land on Earth and two-thirds of the ocean.

  10. Latin America and the Caribbean Hit with Record-Breaking Heat and Other Climate Effects in 2023

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, May 10 (IPS) - Every year for the last four years, a collaborative effort involving scientists and other experts has assessed the state of the climate in Latin America and the Caribbean. The findings have revealed increasingly alarming trends for the world’s second-most disaster-prone region.

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