News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 5

  1. Bachelet: right to social security, matter of ‘the utmost urgency’

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Monday that the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the changing world of work, makes the right to social security for all, “a matter of the utmost urgency.” 

  2. COP26: the Heat is On, But Climate Leadership is Off, Warns UN Report

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (IPS) - When over 100 political leaders meet in Scotland next week for the UN Climate Change Conference, the very future of our planet seems to hinge on the outcome of the summit which is scheduled to take place October 31-November 12.

  3. COP26: Rich Nations Have Not Shown Leadership in Their Fair Share of Emission Cuts

    - Inter Press Service

    PENANG, Malaysia, Oct 28 (IPS) - It is well-known that all the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) added together, even those that have been updated, will not help to place the world on a 1.5 degree C pathway.

  4. Another Unenviable Annual Record for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Oct 27 (IPS) - A few days before the international community gathers for COP26, widely considered the most important climate conference since the 2015 gathering which resulted in the Paris Climate Agreement, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  is reporting that despite global hits in trade and travel by the COVID-19 pandemic, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2020.

  5. Pandemic impact on jobs, worse than expected: ILO

    - UN News

    The jobs recovery is stalled worldwide and disparities between advanced and developing economies threaten the whole global economy, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday.  

  6. Green Gold: Billion Dollar Question for Congo Rainforest

    - Inter Press Service

    GOMA/AMSTERDAM/HAMBURG, Oct 26 (IPS) - On the brink of an unprecedented environmental emergency, EU ambassadors to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gathered earlier this month for a luxury river cruise hosted by the country’s Environment Minister, Eve Bazaiba.

  7. Bleak Prospects for Least Developed Countries

    - Inter Press Service

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 (IPS) - “The outlook for LDCs is grim”. The latest United Nations (UN) assessment of prospects for the least developed countries (LDCs) notes recent setbacks without finding any silver lining on the horizon.

  8. COP26: Funding Innovation Crucial for Strengthening Climate-Stressed Food Systems

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 25 (IPS) - The global food system is facing more demands from society than ever before in modern times – and rightly so.

    From responding to the climate crisis to dealing with rising malnutrition and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of biodiversity, the responsibility of our food systems is no longer just to “feed the world.”

  9. An Ambitious, Stakeholder-Driven Climate Change Commitment Ahead of COP26: Eswatini’s Revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Process

    - Inter Press Service

    Eswatini, Oct 22 (IPS) - There is no country today that has not experienced the effects of climate change, from changing weather patterns to extreme, devastating weather events.

  10. Grabbed

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 22 (IPS) - “Imagine that the land your family has worked for generations is suddenly stripped away from you, purchased by wealthy companies or governments to produce food or bio-fuels or simply as a profitable investment for other people, often far away. You watch on helplessly as vast tracts of land are cleared for mono-culture crops and rivers are polluted with run-off and chemicals.”

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