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  1. Can Conservation and Development Be Balanced in Sri Lanka?

    COLOMBO, Dec 15 (IPS) - The Sri Lankan government recently cancelled three circulars that protected 700,000 hectares of forests, labelled Other State Forests (OSFs), which are not classified as protected areas but account for five percent of the island nation’s remaining 16.5 percent of forest cover.

  2. Solar Power from Argentina's Puna Highlands Reaches Entire Country

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 10 (IPS) - The unprecedented growth of renewable energies in Argentina over the last three years has borne its greatest fruit: the Cauchari solar park, with nearly one million photovoltaic panels and 300 MW of installed power, which was connected to the national power grid on Sept. 26.

  3. If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve

    PARIS, Dec 10 (IPS) - On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed.

  4. Escaz: Historic Step Towards Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Latin America and the Caribbean

    MEXICO, Dec 09 (IPS) - The global health crisis that has marked 2020 did not put an end to another pandemic that has been plaguing Latin America and the Caribbean: murders and attacks against environmental defenders.

  5. Climate Action for Human Rights

    NEW CALEDONIA, Dec 09 (IPS) - Climate change and human rights are two key issues in international development and their interaction is increasingly in need of focus at national, regional and international levels.

    In the Pacific, where the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories are on the front line of both climate ambition and the ongoing effects of the climate crisis, climate change is recognised as the region’s single greatest threat.

  6. La Niña Weather Phenomenon Could Endanger Colombia's Food Security

    NEW YORK, Dec 08 (IPS) - After ten years without a strong La Niña weather phenomenon in Colombia, the climate pattern, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, could create a vacuum in food production and supply. Multilateral organizations, along with the Colombian government, are trying to implement measures to reduce malnutrition risk. Still, the population is already overwhelmed by a year of struggles that have deepened socio-economic differences.

  7. Urgently Needed Deficit Financing No Excuse for More Fiscal Abuse

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Dec 08 (IPS) - Fiscal and monetary measures needed to fight the economic downturn, largely due to COVID-19 policy responses, require more government accountability and discipline to minimise abuse. Such measures should ensure relief for the vulnerable, prevent recessions from becoming depressions, and restore progress.

  8. Mexico Sticks to Natural Gas, Despite Socioenvironmental Impacts

    Mexico City, Dec 07 (IPS) - In his community of small farmers and ranchers in northern Mexico, Aristeo Benavides has witnessed the damage caused by the natural gas industry, which has penetrated collectively owned landholdings, altering local communities' way of life and forms of production.

  9. Keeping Climate Ambition Alive: Challenges Remain but Signs of Progress Abound

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 03 (IPS) - For those of us in the international climate action community, 2020 isn’t ending the way we expected when we rang in the new year.

    Even before 2020 dawned, countries were hard at work planning for their first updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in line with the Paris Agreement’s five-year NDC revision cycle.

    NDCs are official statements, prepared by countries themselves, outlining the commitments they are making to reduce national emissions and adapt to climate change’s impacts. They are at the heart of putting the Paris Agreement into practice and pursuing action on a global scale.

  10. Nepal's Climate Targets: Unrealistically Ambitious or Unnecessarily Ambiguous

    KATHMANDU, Dec 02 (IPS) - The global pandemic hijacked 2020 and reset priorities, but countries now need to regroup and renew their commitment to cap global warming at well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, as agreed in Paris in 2015.

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