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Water, an Environmental Product of Agriculture in Brazil

Poor Progress and No Finance Commitments at COP24 in Katowice

Members of African civil society express their frustrations about the climate change negotiations during a press conference held at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuKATOWICE, Poland, Dec 8 2018 (IPS) Implementation ...

Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?

Current & expected electricity generation of African countries. By Laura GilVIENNA, Dec 7 2018 (IPS) Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of ...

A UN Conference Undermined by 11th Hour Withdrawals

Refugees from South Sudan. Credit: UNHCR/Will Swanson By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 2018 (IPS) When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented ...

Middle Eastern Countries Can Overcome Pressing Challenges By Developing a Blue Economy

Aquaponics, an innovative practice in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, is revolutionising the way of conceiving food supply in many MENA countries. This dated picture shows fish pools in Palestine. Credit: Eva Bartlett/IPS. By Maged SrourROME, ...

The Revolution of Renewable Energy Needs Political Leadership

*Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. She was also the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate ...

Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels To Reduce Emissions

In 2017 Sri Lanka was hit by the worst drought in 40 years. It forced thousands in Sri Lankans to abandon their livelihoods and seek work in cities. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Dec 6 2018 (IPS) In midst of the ...

Central America: Eradicating Gender Violence is Vital to State Security

Credit: Caroline Trutmann / UNDP By Richard BarathePANAMA CITY, Panama, Dec 6 2018 (IPS) María is a 35-year old Salvadoran woman with three young children. Growing up, María knew her mother but never met her father. When María was six, she started ...

Thermal Houses Keep People Warm in Peru’s Highlands

Ending Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Credit: Raising Voices By Comfort MussaYAOUNDÉ, Dec 6 2018 (IPS) Ten years ago when I set out on a career in media, my dream was to work for a TV station. The first prospective employer I came across invited me to an interview in his hotel room. As ...
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