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  1. Trinidad and Tobago - Protecting the iconic Three Sisters

    PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 02 (IPS) - Trinity Hills in Trinidad and Tobago's southeast region, also affectionately known as the Three Sisters, is home to a wildlife sanctuary that serves as a sort of incubator for fauna to reproduce and replenish the surrounding forest reserves of the Victoria-Mayaro region that includes the communities of Guayaguayare and Moruga. But a draft management plan for the Trinity Hills environment project and reports from surrounding communities suggest that urgent action is needed to prevent losses to the sanctuary and forest reserve.

  2. Energy Cooperatives Swim Against the Tide in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 31 (IPS) - A Mexican solar energy cooperative, Onergia, seeks to promote decent employment, apply technological knowledge and promote alternatives that are less polluting than fossil fuels, in one of the alternative initiatives with which Mexico is seeking to move towards an energy transition.

  3. Fridays for Future: how the young climate movement has grown since Greta Thunberg's lone protest

    Aug 31 (IPS) - At the end of her first week on strike in August 2018, Greta Thunberg handed out flyers that said: "You grownups don't give a shit about my future." Her appearance at the 2019 UN Climate Summit capped a year in the spotlight for the teenage climate activist. Delegates at the summit gave her a standing ovation, but the sound of their applause couldn't mask Greta Thunberg's deep frustration.

  4. It is Time for a Democratic Global Revolution

    BERLIN / BERNE, Aug 28 (IPS) - The people of the world need to seize the moment and bring about a democratic global revolution. It is time for a global parliament and real representation.

    More than 21 million people got infected with the novel coronavirus and over 770,000 have died. Never before did the world witness similar collective lockdowns of social and economic activity that had to be enforced to contain the pandemic.

  5. Semiarid Regions of Latin America Cooperate to Adapt to Climate

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27 (IPS) - After centuries of poverty, marginalisation from national development policies and a lack of support for positive local practices and projects, the semiarid regions of Latin America are preparing to forge their own agricultural paths by sharing knowledge, in a new and unprecedented initiative.

  6. Amazon ‘Women Warriors’ Show Gender Equality, Forest Conservation Go Hand in Hand

    NEW YORK, Aug 27 (IPS) - On an early December morning last year in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, half a dozen members of the Indigenous Guajajara people packed their bags with food, maps and drone equipment to get ready for a patrol. They said goodbye to their children, uncertain when, or whether, they would see them again. Then, they hoisted their bags over their shoulders and set out to patrol a section of the 173,000 hectares (428,000 acres) of the primary rainforest they call home.

  7. Firing Up India’s Clean Cooking Fuel Plan

    HONG KONG, Aug 27 (IPS) - Usage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in rural Indian households has surged, partly due to India's flagship clean cooking programme, but beneficiaries of the scheme consume less LPG than general customers per year, reports a new study.

  8. What Will It Take to Prioritise Climate Change?

    NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (IPS) - India ranks third in terms of absolute levels of carbon emissions after China and the United States. In a business as usual scenario, by 2030, emission levels are predicted to reach more than 4.4 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (GTCO2) equivalent of greenhouse gas—up from 3 GTCO2 today—overtaking the United States as the second-largest emitting country.

  9. Katiba at 10: A Landmark Constitution and a Blueprint for Deepening Democracy

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 (IPS) - On 27 August 2020, we mark the tenth anniversary of the New Constitution of Kenya – a landmark social contract inspired by citizens' desire for a country characterised by participatory governance, inclusive development, human rights and the rule of law.

  10. The Recent Mauritius Oil Spill in Policy and Historical Context

    CANBERRA, Australia, Aug 26 (IPS) - On July 25 2020 the Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio with 3,894 tonnes of fuel aboard ran aground off the cost of Mauritius. By 9 August over 1000 tonnes of oil had seeped into the pristine waters off the coast of this beautiful island haven. This spill was so large that it was even visible from space

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