WMO unveils plans for sustainable monitoring of greenhouse gases — Global Issues

The WMO initiative would create a network of ground-based measurement stations that can verify worrying air quality data that’s been flagged by satellites or airplanes, potentially in the next five years. “At present, there is no comprehensive, timely international exchange of surface and space-based greenhouse gas observations,” the UN agency said, as it…

Revive and restore wetlands, home to 40 per cent of all biodiversity — Global Issues

On World Wetlands Day, observed this Thursday, the United Nations is calling for urgent action to revive and restore these ecosystems, which are disappearing three times faster than forests.  Wetlands cover roughly six per cent of the Earth’s land surface and are vital for human health, food supply, tourism and…

Management of Protected Areas Is a Latin American Priority for 2023 — Global Issues

Deforestation, along with fires, reduces the region’s forests, expands the agricultural frontier, shrinks the habitat of indigenous peoples and wildlife, destroys water sources, and brings more diseases to populated areas. CREDIT: Serfor Peru by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Jan 31 (IPS) – The environmental…

Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle — Global Issues

Solar panels with a capacity to generate 30 kilowatts no longer work in the Darora Community of the Macuxi people, an indigenous group from Roraima, a state in the far north of Brazil. The batteries only worked for a month before they were damaged because they could not withstand the…

On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis — Global Issues

Yasmine Sherif pictured in Lebanon speaking to a young child at an ECW-supported facility. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Opinion by Yasmine Sherif, Stephen Omollo (new york) Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want…

Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education — Global Issues

Opinion  new york Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future. The following statement is Co-Signed by: Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio…

Cabo Verde ‘on the frontlines’ of climate crisis, says Guterres ahead of Ocean Summit — Global Issues

The answer goes back to 2015, when the national Government detailed a strategic plan on how the blue economy would be a central part of the island nation’s future, as well as to a series of investments that have been made since then.   But this evening, looking out at nearly…

How Innovative Farming Rescues Crises-Stricken Farmers in This Indian Village — Global Issues

Farmers inthe southern state of Karnataka, India, during training sessions for multi-cropfarming. The techniques have meant survival in the face of uncertain weathercaused by climate change. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPS by Umar Manzoor Shah (karnataka, india) Thursday, January 19, 2023 Inter Press Service KARNATAKA, INDIA, Jan 19 (IPS) – The South Indian…