Posts Tagged Developing Countries

International Women’s Day: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How Far You Can Go…

BARCELONA, Mar 4 2019 (IPS) – The data – with its sexism and its gaps – shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/international-womens-day-dont-let-anyone-tell-far-can-go/ Advertisements

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Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest…

The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/a-highway-megaproject-tears-at-the-heart-of-papuas-rainforest

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The Movement Fighting Inequality is Growing…

From an article published on ipsnews.net in December 2018: JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20 2018 (IPS) – The world’s political and economic elites, that will once again gather at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) 22-25 January, have become all too predictable. It’s not difficult to predict what they will say, […]

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Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters…

(Intro from ipsnews.net) Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/mother-nature-can-help-us-deal-water-disasters/

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FMD blog history… “5 facts about climate change in the Caribbean”…

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
http://youtu.be/Fc3sV9ypEIk

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Building the Caribbean’s Climate Resilience to Ensure Basic Survival | Inter Press Service…

Grenada has rebounded after being destroyed by Category 4 hurricane Ivan in 2004 which destroyed 90 percent of homes. More than a decade later, the island’s prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says adjusting to the new normal requires comprehensive and coordinated efforts to mainstream climate change considerations in development planning… Source: Building the Caribbean’s Climate […]

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Revving Up Green Growth | Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2018 (IPS) – While sustainable development may still seem elusive to some, a new initiative wants to pave a path for nations working towards a greener future… Source: Revving Up Green Growth | Inter Press Service

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Prize awarded to women scientists from developing world…

Intro:  Five women scientists from the developing world have been awarded an international prize for research that promotes socio-economic development and a better quality of life… Read the rest of this article at scidev.net: https://www.scidev.net/global/gender/news/prize-awarded-to-women-scientists-from-developing-world.html

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Latin America Makes Headway Against Land Degradation…

SANTIAGO, Jan 30 2018 (IPS) – Two-thirds of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have already submitted or are preparing to submit to the United Nations their land degradation goals, to combat a problem that threatens agriculture and the lives of their people… Read the article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/01/latin-america-makes-headway-land-degradation/

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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change…

TOGORU, Fiji, Jan 2 2018 (IPS) – The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged. The waves are sloshing softly against the tilted tombstones covered with barnacles. The […]

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The Caribbean Is Stressed Out…

Intro:  Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP). The study provides new insights into the influence of both local and global stressors […]

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Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality…

Intro (ipsnews.net): The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels…  Read about this initiative here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/09/dominicas-geothermal-dream-become-reality/

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United Nations News Centre – Key trends for infrastructure development and industrialization in spotlight at special UN meeting… 

(News from un.org) The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told the body’s special meeting that infrastructure, industrialization and innovation are essential in global efforts to eradicate poverty as they enable growth and sustainable development… Read the report here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56873#.WTFS-_wpCSw

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Rich Countries Urged to Honor Climate Pledges | Climate Central… 

Intro:  China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change…  Read the report here at climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/rich-countries-urged-to-honor-climate-pledges-21349

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Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? …

Summary: “The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world’s steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring […]

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