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  1. Can Asia and the Pacific Get on Track to Net Zero?

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 29 (IPS) - The recent climate talks in Egypt have left us with a sobering reality: The window for maintaining global warming to 1.5 degrees is closing fast and what is on the table currently is insufficient to avert some of the worst potential effects of climate change. The Nationally Determined Contribution targets of Asian and Pacific countries will result in a 16 per centincrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from the 2010 levels.

  2. Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily

    - Inter Press Service

    DAKAR and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (IPS) - The ongoing plunder of Africa’s natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past.

    With much less foreign exchange, tax revenue, and policy space to face external shocks, many African governments believe they have little choice but to spend less, or borrow more in foreign currencies.

  3. Will the Global Energy Crisis Accelerate the Energy Transition? The Big Question at COP27

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 16 (IPS) - COP27 is unlikely to produce new commitments to reduce emissions of climate-changing gases, but the global energy crisis will eventually prompt more action by countries to move away from fossil fuels. That is the positive feeling that many observers are taking away from the annual climate summit being held in Egypt.

  4. The United Kingdoms, USAs and Russias Great Game: A History Lesson about War and Greed

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (IPS) - Like most armed conflicts the Ukrainian war intends to establish hegemony over a certain area, in rivalry with other usurpers. Russian propaganda pinpoints the US and EU as Russia’s main adversaries, while Ukraine is portrayed as a pawn in these nations’ international yearnings. Such a scenario is not new.

  5. COP27 Fiddling as World Warms

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 15 (IPS) - The latest annual climate conference has begun in the face of a worsening climate crisis and further retreats by rich nations following the energy crisis induced by NATO sanctions after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Copping out again The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is now meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022.

  6. Former War Zones in El Salvador Obtain Water with the Help of the Sun

    - Inter Press Service

    SUCHITOTO, El Salvador, Nov 11 (IPS) - Several community-run water projects powered by solar energy have improved the quality of life of thousands of rural families in areas that were the scene of heavy fighting during El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s.

  7. Revealed: Rich Countries ‘Miserably’ Fall Below Their Climate Promises, Further Indebt the Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 04 (IPS) - Just a few days ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt (6-18 November), new revelations show how far rich, industrialised countries –those who contribute most to the growing catastrophes- have been lying over their real contributions to climate finance.

  8. Solar Power Brings Water to Families in Former War Zones in El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    SUCHITOTO, El Salvador, Nov 03 (IPS) - The need for potable water led several rural settlements in El Salvador, at the end of the 12-year civil war in 1992, to rebuild what was destroyed and to innovate with technologies that at the time seemed unattainable, but which now benefit hundreds of families.

  9. Campaign for a Fossil Fuels Non-proliferation Treaty Gathers Steam

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Nov 03 (IPS) - When it comes to moral endorsements, having the Vatican’s backing takes some beating. So the international campaign for a legally binding Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty took a huge step forward in July when Cardinal Michael Czerny, the prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, gave it his total support.

  10. Early Coal Retirement: How about a Global Auction

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 02 (IPS) - Report after report highlights that we can only achieve the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions required by the climate goals of the Paris Agreement if much of the existing coal power generation capacity is retired early.  To this end, one concept that deserves greater consideration is conducting an auction for early retirement of coal power plants worldwide: a global coal retirement auction. This article sets out the broad outlines of how this global auction might operate.

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