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Negotiating for Nature

Concerned over the rate of biodiversity loss, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling for a new deal for nature and people. South Africa’s white rhinoceros recovered from near-extinction thanks to intense conservation efforts. Credit: Kanya D’Almeida/IPS By ...

Q&A: Many African Countries Already Live the Future of 2°C Warmer

Gernot Laganda, Chief of the Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes at the World Food Programme says that because of climate change the number of natural disasters in the world have doubled since 1990. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuKATOWICE, ...

Decoding Article 6 of the COP24 Climate Negotiations

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) side event at COP24 that discussed transparency and NDC implementation. Credit: Sohara Mehroze Shachi/IPS By Sohara Mehroze ShachiKATOWICE, Poland, Dec 14 2018 (IPS) It is close to curtain call for the United ...

Senior UN Official Resigns Undermining Sexual Abuse Charges

ICSC Commissioners with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Credit: UN photo By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 2018 (IPS) The UN’s heavily-hyped “zero tolerance” policy on sexual abuse is being ridiculed once again –– this time ...

Brazil Will Test a Government in Direct Connection with Voters

Jair Bolsonaro and his vice president-elect are retired military officers, and the president-elect will appoint seven other officers to the ministerial cabinet. Since he was elected president of Brazil, the far-right politician has shown his predilection ...

African Media Poorly Represented at the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations

Kenyan cameraman John Ngaruiya (right) and reporter Zeynab Wandati (centre) interview Mohammed Adow (left) of Christian Aid. There were less than 30 African reporters present at COP24. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuKATOWICE, Poland, Dec ...

Costa Rica: First Country to Protect Sustainable Fisheries of Large Pelagics Species

Credit: UNDP By Kifah SasaSAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Dec 13 2018 (IPS) Twelve years ago, in a restaurant in Puntarenas on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, a group of long line fishermen met with three UNDP conservation specialists. The conservationists ...

Not Just the Big Guys Are Against the Compact

A few hours after the adoption of the United Nation’s Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, a consortium of Moroccan human rights organisations—La Vie Campesina—held a sit in protest in front of Marrakech’s Grand ...

The Evolution of Moroccan Immigration: a Lesson for All Countries

By Lahcen ElyasminiMARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 13 2018 (IPS) One of the reasons Morocco embraced hosting the Global Compact on Migration is because it is country in which the story of immigration is deeply embedded. The evolution of the Moroccan immigration ...

Q&A: Making Green Growth a Success Across the Globe

Global Green Growth Institute’s Director General Frank Rijsberman at COP24. GGGI is organising over 15 events at the conference focused on low carbon development, green finance, transparency, capacity development of countries to address climate change ...
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