News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 2

  1. Black Fraud-Days and the Shocking Cost of Staying Fashionable

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 25 (IPS) - Please take a quick look at this short report before rushing to shop on a Black Friday, Christmas sales and all those long chains of big discounts and wholesales, most of them are fake, as often denounced by consumers organisations that report that the business usually inflates prices before launching such deals.

  2. Was COP27 a Success or a Failure?

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 24 (IPS) - It’s finally over. After the anticipation and build-up to COP27, the biggest climate meeting of the year is now in our rear-view mirror. The crowds of delegates that thronged the Sharm el-Sheikh international convention center for two long weeks have all headed home to recover. Many will be fatigued from long hours and sleepless nights as negotiators tried to seal a deal that would move the world forwards. Did all this hard work pay off? In our opinion, COP 27 was both better and worse than we’d hoped.

  3. For this Caribbean Island, Ozone Protection is a Year-Round Mission

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Nov 24 (IPS) - The world celebrates the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer once a year, but for Saint Lucia, the annual month-long observance highlights year-round work on ozone protection.For countries across the globe, September 16th is a day to reflect on progress in protecting the ozone layer. The United Nations designated day for the preservation of the ozone layer is marked by speeches, and educational and social media campaigns.

  4. Asia: the Power of Connections and their Consequences

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Nov 24 (IPS) - In our recent book, “The Connections World: The Future of Asia”, published by Cambridge University Press in October 2022, we argue that mutually beneficial links between dynastic business houses and political elites have been important drivers behind Asia’s extraordinary renaissance. Yet, these close ties now threaten future economic growth.

  5. Lessons from Niyamgiri Movements Success to Protect an Indigenous Sacred Mountain

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Nov 23 (IPS) - The Dongria Kondhs say they are the descendants of Niramraja, a mythical god-king who is believed to have created the Niyamgiri range of hills in Odisha, an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal.

  6. COP27: Landmark Win on Loss and Damage Fund

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 22 (IPS) - COP 27 delivered on what was the ‘litmus test’ for its success – consensus on the establishment of a fund on loss and damage. What seemed impossible was made possible, largely due to the unity of the G77 and China and the role of the Egyptian Presidency. Also important were efforts by civil society groups who put pressure on the United States, the main blocker to having the fund.

  7. Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily

    - Inter Press Service

    DAKAR and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (IPS) - The ongoing plunder of Africa’s natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past.

    With much less foreign exchange, tax revenue, and policy space to face external shocks, many African governments believe they have little choice but to spend less, or borrow more in foreign currencies.

  8. Loss and Damage Fund Saves COP27 from the Abyss

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKh, Nov 20 (IPS) - They were on the brink of shipwreck and did not leave happy, but did feel satisfied that they got the best they could. The countries of the global South achieved something decisive at COP27: the creation of a special fund to address the damage and loss caused by climate change in the most vulnerable nations.

  9. COP27: The Pacific Region is Under threat: We Must Act Now to Mobilise Climate Finance

    - Inter Press Service

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Nov 18 (IPS) - The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) – 14 small island developing nations in the Pacific Ocean - comprise one of the most exposed and vulnerable regions to climate change and natural calamities. The region did not cause this climate crisis; the crisis stemmed from heavy carbon emissions by developed countries. Yet paradoxically, the countries in the region are also the least resourced to adapt to climate change.

  10. Food Systems Crucial for Pacific Islands at COP27

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 18 (IPS) - Food is everything to the culture and identity of the Pacific island countries.

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