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16 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu

Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu is UN High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.

16 Nov 2017 description

What are global climate challenges and how will Pakistan respond to them?

GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS LINK ACTION TO FINANCE

By: Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

BONN: A week into the UN climate change conference – also known as the COP23 — in Bonn, Germany, gruelling discussions on raising climate finance started on Tuesday.

Developing countries, Pakistan included, have shown interest in discussions on adaptation measures, capacity-building, and climate finance.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mala Silas

Mala Silas is a gender equality program officer with CARE International in Vanuatu.

PORT VILA, Vanuatu, Nov 15 2017 (IPS) - Here in Vanuatu, the ocean has been getting warmer and more acidic. Scientists are predicting that cyclone patterns will change, we’ll see heavier rainfalls, a wetter wet season and a drier dry season. We’re already seeing the sea rising six millimeters per year in the capital, Port Vila; higher than the global average.

15 Nov 2017 description
report El Comercio

El progresivo deshielo del nevado Chimborazo genera acciones preventivas, principalmente para garantizar la dotación de agua. Un programa está en marcha por parte del Municipio de Riobamba.

El objetivo es tener alternativas a la provisión del líquido en el momento que las fuentes subterráneas que provienen del nevado se agoten. Tiene un costo de USD 23 millones.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Pascal Laureyn

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 2017 (IPS) - In Laos, the lush forests are alive with the whines of drills that pierce the air. On the Mekong, a giant concrete wall rises slowly above the trees. The Don Sahong dam is a strong symbol, not only for a power-hungry Asia but also for what critics fear is a disaster in the making.

14 Nov 2017 description

The Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations has proposed a resolution to create a legal framework for people displaced by climate change.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Nov 2017 description

A Fiji Ministry of Health official says climate change increases the risk from mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

10 Nov 2017 description

Fiji's financial losses due to climate change related disasters will be 50 percent higher by 2050 according to a new study.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

10 Nov 2017 description

A meeting of civil society organisations in Fiji last week aimed to ensure that Pacific concerns on climate change are part of a binding UN agreement on migration.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Prensa Latina

San Salvador, 9 nov (PL) El Salvador participa hoy en la Cumbre sobre Cambio Climático en Alemania, donde reclamará el reconocimiento de América Central como la zona tropical más sensible a dicho fenómeno.

Ángel Ibarra, viceministro de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, afirmó que la delegación salvadoreña defenderá el Acuerdo de París, concebido para reducir la emisión de gases contaminantes de efecto invernadero.

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

SUVA, Fiji, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of their communities and to catalyse international actions towards ending global carbon pollution.

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BONN, Germany, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - November 8 marks the fourth anniversary of Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines. The super typhoon was the strongest ever to make landfall.

Today, the world continues to be devastated by even more extreme weather events. This year alone saw flooding in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and the United States; drought in Somalia; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the Caribbean and the U.S.; and just last week, Storm Herwart in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.

07 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

PEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS) - As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.

07 Nov 2017 description
report New Era

Windhoek-Resettlement farmers must realise that climate change is a reality and must thus adopt smart agricultural practices including diversifying their farming enterprises.

This appeal was made by the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa, at a Resettlement Farmers Day here on Friday.

He said keeping farm records is important and urged farmers to keep such for all purposes in helping them monitor the progress of their farming businesses.

06 Nov 2017 description
report La Tribuna

Nicaragua y Honduras contemplan impulsar la creación de un fondo para enfrentar el cambio climático en los países del Caribe, tras una reunión sostenida en Managua entre el presidente nicaragüense, Daniel Ortega, y su par hondureño, Juan Orlando Hernández, informó hoy el Gobierno.

Leer más en La Tribuna

06 Nov 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

YÊN BÁI — In recent years, the mountainous province of Yên Bái in the north has consistently been among the hardest hit by natural disasters.

However, it is patently obvious that human activities have exacerbated the devastation caused.

Many serious cases of deforestation have been uncovered in the province, but nothing much comes out of it. There is some public outrage, followed by “disciplinary actions” and “warnings” being doled out against some “bad seeds” officials.

02 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 2 2017 (IPS) - This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.

The Secretary General recently travelled to Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica to show solidarity and see for himself the damage. In Puerto Rico, 3.4 million people have been scrambling for basic necessities, including food and water. Barbuda was rendered uninhabitable and Dominica was hit hard for the second year in a row.

01 Nov 2017 description
report La Tribuna

Honduras es uno de los países más vulnerables a los riesgos climáticos y los desastres naturales. La parte sur de Honduras, que también forma parte de las peores sequías en décadas, dejando aproximadamente a 1.3 millones de personas que necesitan asistencia humanitaria.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 30 2017 (IPS) - Facts are facts, and one of them is that while everybody talks about the growing forced movement of people –be they migrants or refugees—decision-makers haven’t seriously acted on the root causes of why millions of humans are compelled to leave their homes.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Sam Otieno

NAIROBI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.