News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 3

  1. Living Another Year Dangerously

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Jan 02 (IPS) - 2022 has been a year of great uncertainty when it seemed the world perilously reached the brink of self-destruction – be it human-induced climate change or military conflict. Welcoming 2022, we had enough reasons to be optimistic; but it was another ‘year of living dangerously’ – Tahun vivere pericoloso in the words of Soekarno, or an annus horribilis in the words of the late Queen Elizabeth.

  2. Generation and Self-Consumption, the Path to Clean Energy in Argentina

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 23 (IPS) - With large projects held back by the economic crisis and lack of infrastructure, Argentina seems to be looking at an alternative path towards a more sustainable energy mix involving small renewable energy projects, promoted by environmentally aware industries, businesses and private users.

  3. War, Famine, Disease, Disasters – 2022 – a Year Staring at Apocalypse

    - Inter Press Service

    TORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 (IPS) - A year that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ending with famine in Africa, while still spreading death and misery through an enduring pandemic and a deteriorating climate crisis -- 2022 has been an apocalyptic warning of the frailty of our planet and the woeful shortcomings of humankind.

  4. The Energy Dilemmas of Roraima, a Unique Part of Brazils Amazon Region

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Dec 21 (IPS) - "Roraima did not have a Caribbean character; now it does, because of its growing relations with Venezuela and Guyana," said Haroldo Amoras, a professor of economics at the Federal University of this state in the extreme north of Brazil.

  5. Global Biodiversity Framework: A Good Compromise

    - Inter Press Service

    Montreal, Dec 20 (IPS) - In a landmark agreement, all parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) adopted the draft Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) to protect at least 30% of the world’s lands and water by 2030.

  6. Biodiversity Agreement Historic But Difficult to Implement

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTREAL, Dec 19 (IPS) - The pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), which takes its name from its shape, is found throughout the Caribbean Sea, but its population has declined by more than 80 percent since 1990. As a result, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed it as "critically endangered" due to the effects of the human-induced climate crisis.

  7. Gender Target at COP15: Russias Single Word Objection Holds Up Process

    - Inter Press Service

    Montreal, Dec 19 (IPS) - Since the beginning of the high-level segment, tensions have been steadily rising at the 15th meeting of the conference of the parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) among all participants, including members of country delegation teams, NGOs, observers, monitors, and media. At the press events held daily at the media center and various other events in the Montreal Convention Center, an outburst of anger and frustration have become a common sight.

  8. Tracking the Impact of Science on Biodiversity Conservation

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, Dec 19 (IPS) - Billy Offland (21), a British sustainability student, went on a two-year 'World Conservation Journey' to bring attention to the biodiversity crisis as the world seeks a deal to protect nature.

  9. Digital Treatment of Genetic Resources Shakes Up COP15

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTREAL, Dec 16 (IPS) - In addition to its nutritional properties, quinoa, an ancestral grain from the Andes, also has cosmetic uses, as stated by the resource use and benefit-sharing permit ABSCH-IRCC-PE-261033-1 awarded in February to a private individual under a 15-month commercial use contract.

  10. COP15: Impact of Mega Infrastructure Projects on Biodiversity Stay Off-Radar

    - Inter Press Service

    Dec 15 (IPS) - As the COP entered its crucial second week, negotiations are intensifying now. A slew of new contact groups – meeting mostly behind closed doors – are discussing the minutest details of the Global Biodiversity Framework and the contentious issues within or around it, such as Digital Sequencing Information, Access, and Benefit Sharing. The core aim of all these groups is to talk and resolve all issues and produce a draft treaty that will be acceptable to all parties.

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