Clean Cooking Transition: Pathways as Seen by Kenyan Villagers

Credit: Fiona Lambe / SEI. By Eco MatserAMSTERDAM, Aug 4 2020 – The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, […]

Religion & the Pandemic: A Call Beyond the Here & Now

Religions for Peace Interreligious Council of Albania distributing Covid relief supplies from the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund. Credit: Erzen Carja By Prof. Azza KaramNEW YORK, Aug 4 2020 – — I have never been interested in religion or spirituality before, but I found myself tuning in to all sorts of on-line religion and spirituality related forums […]

Address Malnutrition with Food Insecurity

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 4 2020 – The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and its United Nations partners in mid-July, reports that chronic hunger continued to increase to 690 million worldwide in 2019, 60 million more than in 2014. Jomo […]

Kashmir Now Hotspot of Illegal Riverbed Mining

Riverbed mining in Arin, which flows into the Jhelum river via Wular Lake in Kashmir. Courtesy: Parvaiz By Athar ParvaizAug 3 2020 – Going against its own orders, the government in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the fast-tracking of environmental clearances despite manifest evidence of illegal sand mining. A […]

With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya’s Potential for Progress Is Unlimited

Kenyan youth at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. PHOTO-Nation media By Ruth Kagia and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 2020 – Africa’s demographic boom has been hailed as its biggest promise for transforming the continent’s economic and social outcomes, but only if the right investments are made to prepare its youthful population for […]

SDGs: Accelerating Action & Transformative Pathways through Nature-based Solutions

Unless we make bold changes in the way we produce our food and manage our land, we will not be able to cut emissions sufficiently and keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Credit: UNDP Afghanistan By Haoliang XuUNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 2020 – The theme of this year’s High-Level Political Forum, where governments reviewed […]

The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide, including Nepal. Credit: BIKRAM RAI By Sonia Awale and Ramesh KumarKATHMANDU, Aug 3 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleaner, trekking trails were pristine, the summit of […]

Why the African Free Trade Area Could be the Game-Changer for the Continent’s Economies

A bigger free trade area will not only boost intra-regional trade, it will also hasten the development of regional supply chains. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS. By External SourceAug 2 2020 – Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa’s sustainable development. What it means is changing the share of agriculture, manufacturing […]

European Commission clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation

MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) and Alstom welcome the European Commission's decision for conditional clearance of the proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom. The Commission's approval for the transaction is conditional on certain proposed engagements that consist of: A transfer of Bombardier Transportation's contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very […]

The Charter of the United Nations: Ideals for Shaping Our Reality

Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Great Lakes region. New York, 3 October 2019. Credit: UN Photo/Laura Jarriel By Nicolas de RivièreNEW YORK, Jul 31 2020 – “Reconciling the requirements of the ideal with the possibilities of the real”: this […]

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