Tag Archives: Climate change

Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed

As a small island developing state, Saint Lucia is disproportionately vulnerable to external economic shocks and extreme climate-related events that can instantly erase decades of its development gains. A new report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) states that many countries have strengthened their commitments to the Paris Agreement by “reducing […]

The Global Insecurity of Climate Change

by Nalisha Kalideen (bonn, germany) Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Inter Press Service BONN, Germany, Feb 24 (IPS) – For Sudanese youth, climate change is synonymous with insecurity. “We are living in a continuous insecurity due to many factors that puts Sudan on top of the list when it comes to climate vulnerability,” said Nisreen Elsaim, Sudanese […]

Cuba Prioritises Sustainable Water Management in the Face of Climate Challenges

High-density polyethylene pipe is laid on a street in the Cuban capital, where the Aguas de La Habana water company is upgrading the water supply networks in the municipality of Centro Habana. CREDIT: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Luis Brizuela (havana) Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Inter Press Service HAVANA, Feb 23 (IPS) – With the construction of […]

UN Blueprint that Could Urgently Solve Earths Triple Climate Emergencies

A recent UN report lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies of climate, biodiversity loss and pollution. Fishers on Kochi, Kerala operates the traditional lift-net method where catches have fallen drastically as a result of mechanised over-fishing. High fuel subsidies make it profitable for deep-sea fishing trawlers even when travelling large distances into […]

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT / IITA Opinion by Nteranya Sanginga, Martin Kropff (ibadan and mexico city) Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Inter Press Service Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT and Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, IITA IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have […]

India Glacier Disaster: In a Warming World is there no Less Lethal Way to Power Development?

Studies show that glaciers in India are permanently losing ice, not only owing to higher temperatures from global warming but also in response to “deprived precipitation conditions” High siltation as the Teesta, a Himalayan glacier-sourced river which rises from the Eastern Himalayas, is dammed at the Teesta barrage at Siliguri, West Bengal. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS […]

Climate Change & Policy Making in Nepal

Rural woman farmer Chandra Kala Thapa works in the fields near Chatiune Village, Nepal. Over $39 million has been earmarked by a UN-backed fund to combat effects of climate change in Nepal. Credit: UN Women/Narendra Shrestha Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Inter Press Service Simone Galimberti is Co-Founder of ENGAGE, a […]

UN Calls for an ‘Ocean Science Revolution’

A peninsula separates the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea in the southwestern village of Scottshead, Dominica. Dominica banned single use plastic in 2020. The UN Decade on Ocean Science is calling for amped up action on conservation and the sustainable use of ocean resources. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS by Alison Kentish (united nations) Thursday, February 04, 2021 […]

Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble

New Zealand has been ranked the best performer in managing Covid-19 while Australia is ranked eighth, according to an index published by the Lowy Institute today. The Lowy Institute’s new interactive feature – the Covid Performance Index – looks at how countries and territories have performed in responding to the pandemic. It’s based on crunching […]

Biden turns attention to climate crisis with new executive orders today – live updates

While we’re waiting for a Covid-19 briefing, it’s worth remembering just how many people have gone through a year of pandemic without health insurance: likely at least 28.9 million. The number of people who lacked health insurance rose through the Trump presidency, and grew by experts millions were added to the ranks of uninsured as […]