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PARIS: As funding to combat climate change has lagged behind lofty words, the One Planet Summit in France earlier this month invited governments and business leaders to put money on the table. The result was a significant number of international pledges—both for investment in green energy and divestment from fossil…

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MEXICO CITY: Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City. “I had never seen anything like it, and I asked my parents, and they said the same thing,” the farmer told IPS. The tornado…

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BY THARANGA YAKUPITIYAGE UNITED NATIONS: As press freedom becomes increasingly limited, journalists are frequently finding themselves in more dangerous predicaments than ever before. Every year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) honors courageous journalists from around the world at the International Press Freedom Awards. “Journalists around the world face growing…

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BY DANIEL GUTMAN BUENOS AIRES: The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labor, which drew nearly 2000 delegates from 190 countries to the Argentine capital, left many declarations of good intentions but nothing to celebrate. Child labor is declining far too slowly, in the midst of unprecedented…

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BY ROSHNI MAJUMDAR UNITED NATIONS: On 23rd August, just days before thousands of Rohingyas began fleeing their homes from Rakhine State, Aung San Suu Kyi’s recently appointed Rakhine Advisory Commission, established in 2016, submitted its final report. The engaging of an independent Commission, tasked with recommending newer ways of improving…

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BY BAHER KAMAL ROME: Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed. Hunger and under nutrition are significantly worse where conflicts are prolonged and institutional capacities weak, on 15 September…

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ROME: Africa contributes only 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while six of the 10 most affected countries by climate change are in Africa, warns a major agricultural research for development partnership, while stressing the urgent need to scale up climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of…

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BY DR. HANIF HASSAN AL QASSIM GENEVA, Switzerland: The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is becoming the world’s worst man-made disaster. The humanitarian calamity in Syria has affected millions of lives; more than half of Syria’s pre-war population has been forced to flee, including 6.3…

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(Continued from Thursday) BY JIM LOBE ONCE again, actual evidence for the regime’s fragility is not offered. Indeed, although Rey Takeyh (in his Washington Post piece) claims that the 2009 Green Revolt “forever delegitimized the system and severed the bonds between state and society,” he fails to note that May’s…

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BY JIM LOBE WASHINGTON: Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has surfaced so abruptly. Its proponents don’t cite any tangible…