Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis

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The President of Colombia on Tuesday warned that many developing countries have increased their fiscal deficit to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting at...

How Jamaica got Youth Climate Action Engagement Right

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DOMINICA, Sep 21 (IPS) - When the NDC Partnership, the alliance which helps governments to determine and achieve their climate goals, held its...

Integrating ITMDs into Healthcare Could offer a Solution for the Pandemic Crisis in Canada

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NEW DELHI, India, Sep 20 (IPS) - Last year, as the world grappled to survive the Covid-19 Pandemic, Megan Fernandas an accountant living...

Innovation continued despite COVID-19: New UN report

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Despite the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, the new technology sector continued to thrive and prosper last year, the UN’s intellectual property agency said...

Afghanistan: Efforts To Prevent a Food Crisis Before Everything Becomes More Serious

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ROME, Sep 17 (IPS) - Mario Lubetkin is Assistant Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)The traumatic...

‘Tipping point’ for climate action: Time’s running out to avoid catastrophic heating

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The temporary reduction in carbon emissions caused by global COVID-19 lockdowns did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Greenhouse gas concentrations are...

Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks

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KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 14 (IPS) - As incidents of drought and extreme rainfall increase, farmers in Southeast Asia are partnering with experts to...

Global economy projected to show fastest growth in 50 years

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The global economy is expected to bounce back this year with growth of 5.3 per cent, the fastest in nearly five decades, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development...

Guterres: South-South cooperation ‘more essential than ever’

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The UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) held a high-level virtual panel discussion on Friday focused on boosting solidarity “in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future”.  Read the full story, “Guterres: South-South...

Latin America’s Central Banks Push Climate Crisis to the Back Burner

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MEXICO CITY, Sep 10 (IPS) - Despite the impact that their policies have with regard to the climate emergency, Latin America's central banks...

Caribbean Under Threat: Report Reveals Enormous Challenges for the Region

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Kingston, Sep 09 (IPS) - Less than halfway into the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours were already tallying the...

COVID-19: ‘Unacceptable’ deals and delays, hampering lifesaving COVAX deliveries

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While 80 per cent of citizens in high and upper-middle income nations have had a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, that figure stands at just...

Climate Crisis Drives Up Cost of Electricity and Brings Big Changes in Brazil

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RÍO DE JANEIRO, Sep 08 (IPS) - As most of the world seeks to modify its energy mix to mitigate climate change, Brazil...

‘COVICANE’ – How One Caribbean Country is Coping with the Hurricane Season during COVID-19

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DOMINICA, Aug 31 (IPS) - Around 2:00 pm on August 18, 89-year-old farmer Whitnel Louis and his wife Ayma began packing up their...

Lebanon: Almost three-quarters of the population living in poverty

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Poverty in Lebanon has drastically increased over the past year and now affects about 74% of the population, warned the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western...