News headlines for “Consumption and Consumerism”, page 2

  1. First Person: Crafting a new life after a devastating hurricane

    - UN News

    Vanessa Winston’s home and business in the Caribbean island of Dominica were destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Starting from scratch, the mother of four fought back and today, with UN support, she has rebuilt her life.

  2. Portable Ginnery Could Revive Kenyas Ailing Cotton Industry

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Apr 19 (IPS) - Kirinyaga University may have just breathed new life into Kenya’s ailing cotton industry as varsity dons develop a portable cotton ginnery.

  3. Mixed efforts to achieve energy goals highlighted at the end of Sustainability Week

    - UN News

    The President of the UN General Assembly called for the acknowledgement of mixed efforts to achieve the goals of the Decade of Sustainable Energyas the UN’sfirst ever Sustainability Weekdrew to a close on Friday.

  4. Assembly President calls for massive investment in sustainable infrastructure

    - UN News

    The President of the UN General Assembly on Thursday underscored the critical need for resilient infrastructure if the world is the reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline.

  5. Better Incentives Needed to Expand Solar Energy in Cuba

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, Apr 17 (IPS) - With a bolder policy and flexible payment mechanisms, perhaps Alexis Rodríguez would have opted for solar panels for his home, instead of the portable generator that has made it possible for him to weather the frequent blackouts caused by Cuba's recurrent energy crises.

  6. Africa Pushing Limits To Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security Access

    - Inter Press Service

    ABU DHABI, Apr 17 (IPS) - Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, acknowledged the key challenges of shifting away from fossil fuels to renewable energy in Africa when they gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week.

  7. Transform landmark Indigenous rights declaration into reality: UN General Assembly President

    - UN News

    Despite important achievements over the past decade to improve the well-being of Indigenous Peoples, safeguard their cultures, and expand their participation at the UN, “deep chasms” endure between commitments made and reality on the ground, the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday.

  8. Women in Afghanistan: The future ‘depends on them’

    - UN News

    Despite facing formidable challenges, women-owned and run businesses in Afghanistan continue to demonstrate remarkable resilience, serving as vital pillars of economic stability and hope amidst adversity, a new UN report has found.

  9. Embrace innovation ‘to make sustainable transport a reality for all’

    - UN News

    Reducing the transport sector’s impact on the environment while improving access to service, especially in developing countries, topped the agenda of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

  10. Trade Deception Returns in Pan-Africanist Guise

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Ghana, Apr 17 (IPS) - The World Bank has exaggerated probable gains from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to promote partial and uneven trade liberalisation that is unlikely to enhance development on the continent.

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