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Peruvian Women Install Solar Panels and Light Up their Communities

Five women from Candarave Province, located in Tacna (Peru), travelled to India to be trained and to learn how to install solar panels. The training has enabled...   [ continue reading...]

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Opinion: Retirement Unlikely Option for Most People

Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division.   [ continue reading...]

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Permeable Dams Prevent Land Loss and Save Mangroves in Suriname

Suriname’s coastline is eroding so quickly scientists predict the country’s maze of mangroves could disappear in just 30 years unless there is urgent action...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Leaders agree COP21 Must Have “Gender-Responsive” Deal.

53-year old Aleta Baun of Indonesia’s West Timor province is a proud climate warrior. From 1995 to 2005 she successfully led a citizens’ movement to shut do...   [ continue reading...]

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Opinion: Address Development and Climate Crises Together

Jomo Kwame Sundaram is the Coordinator for Economic and Social Development at the Food and Agriculture Organization and received the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize...   [ continue reading...]

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Soy, an Exotic Fruit in Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

In the northern Brazilian state of Pará, the construction of a port terminal for shipping soy out of the Amazon region has displaced thousands of small farmers...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan Moves to Stop Biodiversity Loss

Pakistan has framed a biodiversity conservation and protection plan aimed at stemming biodiversity loss, restoring ecosystems and promoting sustainable use of n...   [ continue reading...]

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Draft in Hand, Ministers in Paris Enter Last Week of Climate Talks

Whatever effort there was made during the past four years to create a global legal architecture to combat climate change, its legacy will be defined in the fort...   [ continue reading...]

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Solar Power Fuels Hope on Neglected Lagos island

For the first time in his 30 years on Sagbo Kodji Island, near Lagos, Friday Onos has electricity at home, thanks to a solar power project that could transform...   [ continue reading...]

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Cities Need Increased Climate Financing, Says New Study

As a global climate change agreement reaches its final stage at COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international partners have released a new report outli...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate Talks in Final Phase With No Resolution on Funding

As the Paris climate talks move to its conclusion Friday, civil society groups are expressing serious concerns about the continued deadlock on a proposed packag...   [ continue reading...]

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Africa Hangs its Agricultural Transformation Agenda on COP 21’s Outcome.

A famous saying goes: To whom much is given, much is expected. This is the message that the African Development Bank (AfDB) is carrying and delivering for, and...   [ continue reading...]

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Solar Kiosks Help Light up Rural Kenya

This market centre in the arid Lake Magadi region, Kajiado of Southern Kenya is with no grid electricity. The area is inhabited by the pastoralist Maasai commun...   [ continue reading...]

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Renewable Energy Key Solution to Climate Problem

While world leaders have gathered in Paris to discuss actions to reduce gas emissions and climate disasters, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is urging cou...   [ continue reading...]

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Citizens World-Wide Promote SDGs on International Volunteer Day

“On this day, we celebrate the power of volunteerism,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement ahead of International Volunteer Day (IVD). Held an...   [ continue reading...]

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Making the Case for Caribbean Fishers at Paris Climate Conference

Horace Walters has made the 6,903km journey from his native St. Lucia to Paris to deliver a simple, yet urgent message to the international community. Walters,...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate Change and Floods, the Uninvited Guests of Guyana

Mrs Doodnauth is being interviewed about the fact that the effects of climate change are what led the family to abandon their home and farmlands in the Mahaica...   [ continue reading...]

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Vertical Farming – Agriculture of the Future

Infrared thermometer in hand, Nelson Pérez checks the water temperature in the trays where dozens of small lettuce plants are growing in a nutrient-rich liquid...   [ continue reading...]

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Antigua: Surrounded by Sea but Catchments are Empty

Antiguan Veronica Yearwood no longer panics when she hears that the rainfall forecast for the tiny Caribbean island is again lower than average rainfall. Not be...   [ continue reading...]

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Nicaragua: “Only Way to 1.5 – 2 Degrees is out of Top 10 Emitters”

On the first day of the 2015 Climate Conference, Nicaragua became the first country openly refusing to comply with the United Nations mandate to submit a climat...   [ continue reading...]

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