News headlines for “Consumption and Consumerism”

  1. Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 (IPS) - Milton Friedman's libertarian economics advocating shareholder capitalism has influenced generations trying to understand the economy, not only in the US, but all over the world.

  2. 30th anniversary of World Summit for Children - Today Children Need a New Initiative

    BRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Sep 28 (IPS) - On the eve of the UN's 75th anniversary, Antonio Guterres, the UN's Secretary-General has declared that the coronavirus pandemic is the world's top security threat. He has called for action - for greater international co-operation in controlling outbreaks and developing an affordable vaccine, available to all. Such action is needed and possible -even in the absence of a large gathering of world leaders in New York to celebrate the anniversary.  But children today in every country need more.

  3. Q&A: How Fast Fashion Sits at the Crucial Intersection of Environmental & Gender Justice

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Racism "keeps the global north oblivious to the effect of fast fashion addiction on the global south" say environmental and gender justice experts.

  4. Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide.

  5. No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - On 29 September, the world's heads of state will come together (virtually) at an extraordinary meeting to discuss financing for development during the 75th UN general assembly. This will be crucial in the battle to address the Coronavirus crisis.

  6. Intercontinental Energy Forum to Discuss Post-Covid Challenges

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 25 (IPS) - The economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October.

  7. Peace in the Middle East

    ROME, Sep 25 (IPS) - The creation of a Palestinian State remains a pipe-dream

    After the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI, The League of Nations mandated that Britain administer Palestine. The London administration was quite ineffective, in part, due to the contradictory promises which were made to the Arabs, to the Zionists and to France, the other colonial power which divided the territory with Britain.

  8. ‘Leave No one Behind’: How Inclusive is World Leaders’ Call to Climate Action?

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Wrapping up Climate Week at the United Nations General Assembly, global leaders called for climate action that may be "ambitious but achievable" and called for climate measures that would "leave no one behind". But some climate activists remain concerned about how this can be achieved.

  9. Ecology is Economy - 'We Need an Integrated Approach Between Lives and Livelihoods'

    GUWAHATI, India, Sep 25 (IPS) - We usually think of livelihoods and lives separately, however, it is now time to imagine a more integrated approach.

  10. Pushing the Reset Button will not Change the Game

    BONN, Sep 25 (IPS) - Key messages of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2020 as September 25 is the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

    Governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented intensity. They have taken far-reaching regulatory measures to contain the pandemic and mobilized financial resources on an enormous scale.

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