Tag: Environment

UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen Talks About the Power of Popular Culture and ‘Sounds Right’

UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen at the launch of ‘Sounds Right’. Credit: Naureen Hossain/IPS by Naureen Hossain (new york) Monday, April 22, 2024 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) – UN Live’s CEO, Katja Iversen, says the way to engage people in the environment is through popular culture—film, music, gaming, sports, food, and fashion. […]

How countries are using innovative technology to preserve ocean life

Vast oceans cover 70% of our planet’s surface, playing a crucial role in human survival by providing food and oxygen and acting as a buffer against climate change. Despite their importance, oceans are increasingly threatened by global warming and human activity, with rising temperatures impacting fragile marine ecosystems. More than 100 nations, including the United […]

What is biodiversity and why is it important? Here’s what to know.

Earth is home to millions of discovered species of plants and animals with many more yet to be known. They all play vital roles in each other, their ecosystems, and the planet’s overall health and they make up what is known as biological diversity.  But what exactly is biodiversity? It’s a shortened version of two […]

Fine, Sanctions, or Waiver: Iranian Gas Will Come at a Price for Pakistan

The Iranian/Pakistani gas pipeline likely to top agenda for the visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Pakistan. The visit takes place in an atmosphere of renewed tensions in the Middle East and a threat of US sanctions. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Sunday, April 21, 2024 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Apr 21 (IPS) […]

CBS News poll finds big majority of Americans support U.S. taking steps to reduce climate change

Record heat, hurricanes, wildfires all have been making news in recent years. And while not everyone agrees events like these are the direct result of climate change, they do connect to peoples’ opinions about it: a big majority of Americans feel the U.S. needs to address climate change, with those who report experiencing extreme weather […]

Better Incentives Needed to Expand Solar Energy in Cuba

Solar panels line the rooftop of the home of Cuban entrepreneur Felix Morffi, in the municipality of Regla, Havana. Large consumers in the residential sector could find in the installation of solar panels a way to offset the amount of their energy bill through cogeneration for self-consumption or receive a payment for injecting clean energy […]

Africa Pushing Limits To Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security Access

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the current African Union (AU) commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure. She believes that cross-border approaches are critical for clean energy affordability. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (abu dhabi) Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Inter Press Service ABU DHABI, Apr 17 (IPS) – Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, […]

Solar Power and Biogas Empower Women Farmers in Brazil

Leide Aparecida Souza, president of the Association of Residents of the Genipapo Settlement in the rural area of Acreúna, a municipality in central-western Brazil, stands next to breads and pastries from the bakery where 14 rural women work. The women’s empowerment and self-esteem have been boosted by the fact that they earn their own income, […]

The Climate Alarm Is Ringing Its Time to Stop Silencing It

Opinion by Andrew Firmin (london) Friday, April 12, 2024 Inter Press Service LONDON, Apr 12 (IPS) – The heat records keep tumbling – 2023 was the hottest year in recorded history. Extreme weather events keep mounting up. And yet the voices most strongly calling for action to prevent climate catastrophe are increasingly being silenced. It’s a […]

Climate Governance, Adaptation, and Digital Solutions

The impacts of climate change do not discriminate. Change-makers at SIDS4 must prioritize and advocate for strengthened climate governance. Credit: UNDP Pacific Office Opinion by Munkhtuya Altangerel (suva, fiji) Friday, April 12, 2024 Inter Press Service SUVA, Fiji, Apr 12 (IPS) – The writer is Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office in FijiLet’s take a moment to […]

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