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  1. IUCN Congress to Push for Stronger Regulations against ‘Imported Deforestation’

    - Inter Press Service

    BHUBANESWAR, India, Sep 02 (IPS) - As Arti Prasad rode the Kuala Lumpur Pavilion mall escalator up to the third floor, a pair of luscious lips pouted down at her. Next to the towering and oversized lips, the vibrant red shades of lipstick on the giant screen immediately caught the 36-year-old Indian tourist’s fancy.

  2. Improving air quality ‘key’ to confronting global environmental crises

    - UN News

    With environmental events becoming increasingly interconnected, a new global report on air pollution published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday underscores that improved air quality is “key to tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste”.

  3. Climate and weather related disasters surge five-fold over 50 years, but early warnings save lives - WMO report

    - UN News

    Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events, have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) said on Wednesday.

  4. Fiddling in Nairobi While Africa Goes Hungry

    - Inter Press Service

    BOSTON, Aug 31 (IPS) - As the United Nations gears up for its Food Systems Summit September 23, the urgent need for structural changes in how we grow, harvest, distribute, and consume food has never been more apparent.

  5. ‘COVICANE’ – How One Caribbean Country is Coping with the Hurricane Season during COVID-19

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Aug 31 (IPS) - Around 2:00 pm on August 18, 89-year-old farmer Whitnel Louis and his wife Ayma began packing up their unsold produce, hoping to leave the capital of Roseau and get home way ahead of the 6 pm curfew recently put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  6. Data Platform Helps Pacific Island Countries Collect, Analyse and Act on Information

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Aug 31 (IPS) - Do you know if midwife services are available at the Saupia Health Centre in Paunangisu, on the island of Efate in Vanuatu, in the Pacific Islands? I do, and I’ve never been within 1,000 kilometres of the facility — I found the information online within seconds thanks to a data platform called Tupaia.

  7. Argentina Takes Controversial Step Backwards in Biofuel Production

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 30 (IPS) - Argentina, historically an agricultural powerhouse, has become a major producer of biofuels in recent years. However, this South American country is now moving backwards in the use of this oil substitute in transportation, a decision in which economics weighed heavily and environmental concerns have been ignored.

  8. Jamaica Walking a Tightrope Between Boosting the Economy and Cutting Emissions in COVID-19 Era

    - Inter Press Service

    KINGSTON, Aug 30 (IPS) - Even as COVID-19 walloped Jamaica’s economy last year, the government overhauled its energy emissions milestones to create what many described as a post-pandemic recovery package, based on stronger carbon targets for the farming and forestry sectors.

  9. End of leaded fuel use a ‘milestone for multilateralism’

    - UN News

    The global phase-out of leaded fuel represents a “milestone for multilateralism”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, marking the end of a 20-year campaign to eliminate a major threat to the health of people and the planet.

  10. Secretary-General calls for bold action to end biodiversity crisis

    - UN News

    With one million species at risk of extinction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for greater leadership and political will to end the biodiversity crisis.

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