Mexico’s Electric Mobility, Stuck in Fossil Fuel Traffic — Global Issues

The Mexico City government is increasing the number of electric buses in its fleet, such as the trolleybuses pictured here on a street in the south of the capital. But their energy source is still fossil fuels and the deployment of electric cars remains slow in the country. CREDIT: Emilio…

Achieving Lifelong Independence for People with Disabilities — Global Issues

Ramakrishna joined HopeTHRIFT in 2019. Despite his disability in being unable to walk independently, he gained confidence through interacting with strangers while working at the thrift store. Credit: Hope Services by Seimi Chu (san francisco) Friday, September 16, 2022 Inter Press Service San Francisco, Sep 16 (IPS) – Vernae Gallaread aspires…

Full Gender Equality Almost 300 Years Away at Current Rate of Progress — Global Issues

At the current rate of progress, it will take up to 286 years to close gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws, Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS by Baher Kamal (madrid) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Sep 15 (IPS) – While women in rich societies are paid around 25%…

UN South-South Event Highlights Power of Cooperation for Peace and Development — Global Issues

Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support and Alhaji Fanday Turay, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations spoke about South-South initiatives around peace-building and development. Credit: Juliet Morrison/IPS by Juliet…

Great Wind and Solar Potential Boosts Green Hydrogen in Northern Brazil — Global Issues

View of the port of Pecém, in the state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil, with its container yard and the bridge leading to the docks where the ships dock, in the background. Minerals, oil and gas, steel, cement and wind blades are some of the products imported or exported through…

Lets Fight for What Counts to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — Global Issues

Opinion by Winnie Byanyima (geneva) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Sep 15 (IPS) – Next week, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly, President Biden hosts a financing summit in New York of such importance that it will determine if millions of people live, will shape the world…

Pakistan Flooding Shows ‘Adapting’ to Climate Change Can Be a Dangerous Illusion — Global Issues

A flooded village in Matiari, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Credit: UNICEF/Asad Zaidi Opinion by Philippe Benoit (paris) Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Inter Press Service PARIS, Sep 14 (IPS) – One third of Pakistan is now under water. The scope of the destruction is difficult to fathom, not just the…

What Must COP27 Deliver? — Global Issues

A father and son remove their belongings from their flood-damaged home in Taluka, Pakistan. Credit: Research and Development Foundation (RDF) Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (new york) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service With less than two months remaining before the next climate summit—COP27—begins in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Felix…