Towards a More Secure Future Through Effective Multilateralism — Global Issues

Opinion by Stefan Lofven (stockholm) Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM, Sep 21 (IPS) – As world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly this week, the security horizon is undoubtedly dark. From the geopolitical shockwaves of the…

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…

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…

What Does the African Continental Free Trade Agreement Hold for Women? — Global Issues

The rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS Opinion by Jemimah Njuki (nairobi) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Sep 13 (IPS) – Agnes Opus sells cereals in Busia, the border town between Kenya and Uganda. This…

Optimism Prevails Despite Uncertainty Over Revolution to Build Africas Food Systems — Global Issues

Leonida Odongo, an activist from Kenya’s Haki Nawiri Africa, and Global Development and Environment Institute fellow Dr Timothy Wise agree that Africa’s food systems revolution should not be based on costly imports. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (kigali) Monday, September 12, 2022 Inter Press Service Kigali, Sep 12 (IPS) –…

United We Stand to Achieve Sustainable Development — Global Issues

Opinion by Siddharth Chatterjee, Deepali Khanna (bangkok / beijing) Monday, September 12, 2022 Inter Press Service BANGKOK / BEIJING, Sep 12 (IPS) – The world today faces a future that is in peril. Our challenges have become more complex and interconnected, as we see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an…

In the Face of Scarcity, Cubans Dream of Once Again Drinking Their Daily Cup of Coffee — Global Issues

A waiter serves coffee in a glass to a customer outside a coffee shop in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. Drinking coffee on the street and in homes is a custom in Cuba that has become increasingly difficult to maintain, due to scarcity and cost. CREDIT: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Luis Brizuela (havana)…