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  1. Maritime Security in Asia-Pacific Region Under Threat

    YOKOSUKA CITY, Japan, Sep 15 (IPS) - Maritime security in Asia Pacific is often viewed through a traditional security lens, where the main responsibility falls on maritime law enforcement agencies to protect maritime borders and territorial sovereignty.

  2. Nepal’s Glacial Lakes in Danger of Bursting

    KATHMANDU, Sep 14 (IPS) - A new report out this week warns that hundreds of glacial lakes in the Himalaya are in danger of bursting because global heating is melting the ice on the world's highest mountains. However, on only two of them have there been mitigation measures to reduce water levels.

  3. Mapping Nature to Create a Global Biodiversity Framework

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 14 (IPS) - The year 2020 was considered a "Super Year" for biodiversity. A string of interconnected events offered a unique opportunity to build a global coalition and international policy framework that recognized the central role of nature to all life on Earth.

  4. Financing Economic Recovery

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 08 (IPS) - As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain.

  5. UN’s First-Ever Food Systems Summit to Fight Impending Emergency

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy for 2021 Food Systems Summit and a former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture, has been tasked with leading the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit, on a date to be determined next year. In an interview with UN News, she outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.

  6. US Poll Predictions and Presidential Politics in the American Polity

    SINGAPORE, Sep 07 (IPS) - The US residential polls are akin to a drama that is staged every four years in which the American are actors on stage and the rest of the world is the audience. With one major difference, however. While in a usual theatrical performance the viewers are there mostly for amusement, though some may be enlightened and enriched by the experience, in the case of the US elections, unlike in others, their fates are inextricably linked to the outcome of the play.

  7. “Hidden” Costs of Our Food Systems

    ROME, Sep 03 (IPS) - Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the recently launched SOFI Report (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020), we are not on track to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On the contrary, with the current trends, the global number of undernourished people in 2030 would exceed 840 million. Moreover, WHO has reported alarming rates of overweight and obesity, globally affecting 39% and 13% of the adult population, respectively.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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