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  1. Commonwealth Secretary-General Calls for Concrete Finance Commitments for Small Island Developing States

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, Jun 03 (IPS) - Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland is calling for concrete commitments to climate finance that will acknowledge the multi-dimensional vulnerability faced by the world’s small island developing states (SIDS).

  2. The Dilemma for Small Island Developing States: Recovery or Development?

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jun 03 (IPS) - “We are facing unenviable decisions, between the recovery of today or the development of tomorrow”. These were the words of Fiam? Naomi Mata?afa, of Samoa at the opening of the 4th International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS4).

  3. Chad: Dictatorship Continues by Other Means

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 31 (IPS) - On 6 May, people went to the polls in Chad, ostensibly to elect a president who’d usher in democratic civilian rule. Ten days later, the Constitutional Council confirmed there’d be no change: the elected president was the leader of the military-backed transitional government supposedly handing over power, Mahamat Idriss Déby.

  4. Uniting for Climate Action: UN, World Bank and UNDRR Leaders Push for Climate Finance, Justice and Nature-Based Solutions for SIDS

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, May 29 (IPS) - As leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) meet for the 4th International Conference on SIDS in Antigua this week, top United Nations and World Bank officials are calling for urgent action to help SIDS tackle their unique challenges and plan for the next decade.

  5. To Tackle Climate Crisis, the World Bank Must Stop Financing Industrial Livestock

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 29 (IPS) - Last week, the World Bank Group released a new report that highlights the urgent need to drastically reduce GHG emissions to address the climate crisis and calls on countries to act. However, while the World Bank’s acknowledgment of the damaging climate impacts of industrial agriculture is a crucial step forward, it’s simply not enough.

  6. Reclaiming the Narrative in African Philanthropy: A Community-Based Organization's Perspective

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 28 (IPS) - In recent years, the African philanthropy landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation. Or has it? Historically, the narrative of aid and development in Africa has been dominated by external donors and International Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs).

  7. Small Island Nations Demand Urgent Global Action at SIDS4 Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA, May 27 (IPS) - The once-in-a-decade SIDS Conference opened in Antigua and Barbuda today, with a clear message: the world already knows the challenges that SIDS face—now it’s time for action.“This year has been the hottest in history in practically every corner of the globe, foretelling severe impacts on our ecosystems and starkly underscoring the urgency of our predicament. We are gathered here not merely to reiterate our challenges, but to demand and enact solutions,” declared Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown at the opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States on May 27.

  8. Explainer: Understanding Carbon Trading and its Rationale

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 27 (IPS) - Carbon trading has gained growing popularity on the African continent and is considered by many governments as a viable way to achieve their climate targets while building communities. IPS takes a look at what's behind the carbon market.

  9. Malawi Moves To Regulate Carbon Trading Amid Transparency Concerns in Global Market

    - Inter Press Service

    BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 27 (IPS) - Malawi is increasingly pitching carbon trading as a source of revenue it needs to bolster the economy, which is suffering from foreign exchange shortages caused by a large trade imbalance and being buffeted by several shocks, including the climate crisis.

  10. Countdown to Critical Conference for Small Island Developing States

    - Inter Press Service

    SAINT LUCIA, May 26 (IPS) - The International Conference on Small Island Developing States convenes every 10 years, with the upcoming SIDS4 event scheduled for Antigua and Barbuda. As the world’s 39 SIDS prepare to chart their survival in the face of climate change, IPS is on- the-ground coverage of the event.Delegates from small island developing states (SIDS) worldwide are meeting in Antigua and Barbuda to strategize for the next decade.

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