News headlines for “Natural Disasters”, page 2

  1. If Women Farmers were Politicians, the World Would be Fed, says Danielle Nierenberg

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 (IPS) - Women, key contributors to agriculture production, are missing at the decision table, with alarming consequences, says Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg in an exclusive interview with IPS.

  2. Barilla Foundation Report Highlights Need for Food Companies to Align with Sustainable Development Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 16 (IPS) - In the backdrop of rising hunger, half of the world’s population living on unhealthy diets, a third of agricultural produce lost to postharvest events, and waste, poverty in farming communities, a pandemic that laid bare the vulnerability of food systems to external shocks and unsustainable food production, the Barilla Foundation for Food and Nutrition has published a report which introduces guidelines for the private sector to fulfil its role in transforming global food systems.

  3. COVID-19 Recovery Requires Justice Beyond Rhetoric

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Germany, Sep 16 (IPS) - Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities. On the one hand, the net wealth of billionaires has risen to record levels since the outbreak of the pandemic (increasing by more than US$ 5 trillion to US$ 13.1 trillion from 2020 to 2021), on the other hand, the number of people living in extreme poverty has also increased massively (by approx. 100 million to 732 million in 2020).

  4. Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up

    - Inter Press Service

    MARSEILLE, France, Sep 15 (IPS) - One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about designating 30 percent of the planet's land and water surface as protected areas by 2030.

  5. The Covid-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia & the Pacific

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 15 (IPS) - A pre-pandemic report published by the International Labor Organization, ILO, the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020offered a sober analysis on the job market prospects for youth.

  6. Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 14 (IPS) - As incidents of drought and extreme rainfall increase, farmers in Southeast Asia are partnering with experts to develop targeted weather forecasts to work around the threats and, when adaptation becomes too costly, buy specially designed insurance to protect their livelihoods.

  7. CommonSensing Project Builds Climate Resilience for Small Island Nations

    - Inter Press Service

    Sydney, Australia, Sep 10 (IPS) - The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) CommonSensing is led by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through its Operational Satellite Applications programme (UNOSAT), which is working with selected partners including the Commonwealth Secretariat, to improve resilience to the effects of climate change in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

  8. Caribbean Under Threat: Report Reveals Enormous Challenges for the Region

    - Inter Press Service

    Kingston, Sep 09 (IPS) - Less than halfway into the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours were already tallying the costs of infrastructural damage and crop losses from the passage of three tropical storms - Elsa, Grace and Ida. And after a record-breaking 2020 season, the region is on tenterhooks as the season peaks.

  9. A Tale of Two Internationally Trained Medical Doctors in Canada

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW DELHI, India, Sep 09 (IPS) - Wagma Saad, is an Internationally Trained Medical Doctor (ITMD) from Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan, currently living in Canada with her family. Saad graduated in 2016, an education that didn’t come easily to her. With numerous restrictions, blocks and challenges placed at every step, fighting numerous social and political battles, she chased her passion for science and medicine, and after seven years at medical school, she finally got to call herself a doctor.

  10. Afghanistan’s Girls Need our Unwavering Support in Education

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - The Taliban takeover of government in Kabul is just days old, and the eyes of Afghans and the world are cautiously watching and hopeful to see them stand by their word and ensure that girls’ education be promoted and protected.

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