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Solar Energy Drives Social Development in Brazil’s Favelas

Shahidul Alam: Freedom at last

Eminent photographer Shahidul Alam walks out of Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj last night, five days after the High Court granted him bail in a case filed under the ICT Act. Photo: Palash Khan By The Daily Star, CorrespondentNov 21 2018 (The Daily ...

Inequality undermines democracy

Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 2018 (IPS) Economic inequality – involving both income and wealth concentration – has risen in nearly all world regions ...

Advocating for a Blue Economy Investment Facility

Fishermen at work, Little Bay, Jamaica. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS By Terry WaghornROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, Nov 21 2018 (IPS) I recently connected with Felix Dodds and a colleague of his Chris Tomkins about the development around how the Blue Economy ...

NGOs Call for Disinvestments in Biodiversity Destruction

Credit: Global Forest Coalition By Rabiya JafferySHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 21 2018 (IPS) A discussion held earlier this week at the ongoing Convention of Biodiversity’s (CBD) Conference of Parties in Egypt highlighted that grants to curb deforestation ...

The Blue Economy – A New Frontier for Small Island Developing States

St. Lucia’s iconic Pitons, a World Heritage Site, located in Soufriere in the south of the island. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been poorly placed to take advantage of the blue economy.They face acute development challenges; small ...

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco

Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, ...

The Blue Economy for the Blue Planet

Sea level rise threatens Raolo island in the Solomon Islands. The ongoing negative effects of climate change, inadequate agricultural, industrial and household waste management, to name but a few, all threaten and undermine the promise of the Blue Economy. ...

IOM Creates Emergency Safe Havens for Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugees

The block M24 (Camp 20) mosque is one of the community structures upgraded by IOM, with funding from ECHO, to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya refugees during emergencies. Photo: IOM By International Organization for MigrationCox’s Bazar, Nov ...

Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity

Education CS Amina Mohamed chats with form four candidates of Mama Ngina Secondary School a few minutes before KCSE exams. Credit: Standard By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 2018 (IPS) That almost one in five Kenyan teenage girls is a mother ...
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