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  1. Unite Behind Environmental Science: Transforming Values and Behaviour is as Important as Restoring Global Ecosystems

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    BONN, May 22 (IPS) - Restoring damaged ecosystems is vital to avoid the collapse of nature's most valuable contributions to people, but International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 should also be a wake-up call about the importance of addressing our social, economic and systemic values, because it is these that are driving the destruction of nature.

  2. Biological Diversity is Fundamental to Human Health

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Today, May 22, marks the International Day of Biological Diversity. Experts say that conservation efforts have actually strengthened under the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's International Day of Biological Diversity falls amid the coronavirus pandemic and the slow easing, in some nations, of a global lockdown. While the lockdown has forced most people to stay at home, there have been reports of more wildlife being spotted - even in once-busy city centres. 

  3. COVID-19: Global Supply Chain Resilience Relies on Soap & Water for Workers

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - Ruth Romer is Senior Private Sector Advisor, WaterAidAs COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the globe start to be relaxed, the collective conversation has shifted towards plans for a ‘new normal.'

  4. Cyclone Amphan – ‘We Didn’t Expect Devastation of Such a Scale’

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    HYDERBAD, India, May 21 (IPS) - Amid the social distancing measures posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal communities of Bangladesh and India face a double threat while the record-breaking storm Cyclone Amphan made the landfall yesterday (May 20).

  5. Mexico's Development Banks Fuel the Fossil Energy Trade

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Since 2012, Teresa Castellanos has fought the construction of a gas-fired power plant in Huexca, in the central Mexican state of Morelos, adjacent to the country's capital.

  6. To Restore Forests, First Start With a Seed

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    HUYE, Rwanda, May 20 (IPS) - How did Rwanda manage to restore more than 800,000 hectares — almost half of its original pledge — in less than a decade? In 2011, when Rwanda committed to restoring 2 million hectares of land in a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested areas by 2020 — it seemed like a big ask. 

  7. Where Will Global South Rank in New Green Economic Order?

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    May 19 (IPS) - With widespread calls for green transitions in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, developing countries are predicted to remain at the bottom of the global economic ladder, a study claims.

  8. Curbing Land Degradation & Protecting the Environment in Mongolia

    Friday, May 15, 2020

    Ulaanbaatar/ New Delhi/ Sydney/ London, May 15 (IPS) - Mongolia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Yet, more than 70 percent of its surface is affected by land degradation. Mining activities in several parts of the country have been a source of humanitarian and environmental concern. However, different stakeholders are coming together to work towards restoration and rehabilitation.

  9. Stay Home? Wash Hands? But 1.8 Billion Remain Homeless & 3.0 Billion Have No Access to Water

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The relentless battle against the devastating coronavirus pandemic has been underlined by several widespread advisories from health experts – STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR MASK. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE.

  10. We Cannot Let the Education Gap Widen at the Start of the Decade of Action

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 13 (IPS) - Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitPrior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we estimated that 75 million children and youth - of whom 39 million are girls - were not able to access a quality education in countries impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate change-induced emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 has both globally and exponentially deepened the already existing critical education crisis.

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