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Climate summit caught between realism and hope

By Emilio Godoy MADRID, Dec 2 2019 (IPS) – Tens of thousands of delegates from state parties began working Monday Dec. 2 in the Spanish capital to pave the way to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, while at a parallel summit, representatives of civil society demanded that the international community go further. Read More »

Empower young people to sustain planet for peace-prosperity

By Crystal Orderson We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN’s Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit. Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) – Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to ... Read More »

Sino Jet celebrates elegance and style with La Perla

Asia’s leading private jet operator hosts the fashion community in Hong Kong with iconic brand for 65th year anniversary Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 29 October 2019 – Sino Jet Ltd, Asia’s leading business jet operator, partnered with fashion brand, La Perla, in celebration of the iconic fashion house’s 65th anniversary. Sino Jet’s clients were invited as the ... Read More »

U.S. and Australia — joined at the hip

By John Menadue Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants us to join with the U.S. in tackling the problems which Donald Trump created with Iran and presumably to soften us up to host missiles to protect the U.S. marines and port facilities in Darwin, writes John Menadue. Read More »

Surplus 2019 monsoon in India proves IMD and Skymet wrong

October 1, 2019 SANDRP Though South West Monsoon has not even started withdrawing from India, the IMD (India Meteorological Department) Press Release on Sept 30, 2019 has rather bureaucratically declared: “The 2019 southwest monsoon season comes to end with above normal seasonal (June to September) rainfall.” Why should the monsoon shop be closed even as the monsoon has refused to ... Read More »

Let rival student bodies coexist, love and check each other

The government has taken timely steps against two erring top leaders of BCL as complaints of seeking a share of development project money of Jahangirnagar University has come out in the open. The allegation has been made by none else than the vice-chancellor of the university Prof Farzana Islam herself. BCL is the student associate of the ruling Bangladesh Awami ... Read More »

Thinking climate and social policies as one

by Susanne Wixforth and Reiner Hoffmann on 17th September 2019 A European approach to the politics of climate change must integrate social justice, as climate neutrality will be costly but growth without end is unsustainable. On June 20th 2019, the European Council presented a New Strategic Agenda, 2019-2024. Among its priorities, climate change is placed in the context of social ... Read More »

Climate change and disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Climate change and disasters threaten the long-term sustainability of development in Asia and the Pacific. The region has experienced a significant increase in the number, intensity, and impact of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, floods, droughts, and heatwaves . Geophysical hazards, including earthquakes and tsunamis, have also caused significant loss of lives and economic damage. Read More »

Women and Green Economy: Engaging with New Dev Bank

By Govind Kelkar and Sudeshna Sengupta PWESCR is happy to present BRICS Feminist Watch’s position paper, Women and the Green Economy: Engaging with New Development Bank. The concept of Green Economy has been operationalized for the last 10 years. Politically, the concept became prevalent from the negotiation in Environmental Summit of 1992. Rio 20 became the platform where the idea ... Read More »

The Case for an EU Climate and Nature Czar

by Johan Rockström, Anders Wijkman, Sandrine Dixson-Declève Potsdam – As Europe roasts through another record-hot summer, it is encouraging to see that climate change is receiving the attention it deserves from Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president-elect. In confronting the climate emergency, she should acknowledge that rising global temperatures are a threat not just to public health and ... Read More »

Brexit and the left

by Neal Lawson on 23rd July 2019 The Labour Party has squandered three years in addressing the challenge posed by the Brexit referendum. The left is in a mess on Brexit—both in the UK and, despite lots of solidarity, in terms of creative thinking and practical help from the wider European left. Read More »

Let’s talk about sex – and why power matters

By Dr Natalia Kanem UN, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) – Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health. Read More »

The challenge ahead: a safer and more dynamic Europe

by Gustav Horn In the latest in our ‘Europe2025’ series, Gustav Horn focuses on macroeconomic institutional reforms for crisis-proofing and a programme of investment to engender vital public goods. After the European Parliament elections, it is time to decide how the European Union will meet the challenges of the near future. If the EU is to survive in the long ... Read More »