Will the Global Energy Crisis Accelerate the Energy Transition? The Big Question at COP27 — Global Issues

One of the many activities held on Energy Day (Nov. 15) at COP27, where discussions are taking place for two weeks on how to make further progress on global climate action. The consensus among observers is that the energy transition away from fossil fuels will accelerate in the wake of…

A History Lesson about War and Greed — Global Issues

Opinion by Jan Lundius (stockholm) Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (IPS) – The past is never dead. It’s not even past.                                          William FaulknerLike most armed conflicts the Ukrainian war intends to establish hegemony over a certain area, in rivalry with other usurpers. Russian propaganda pinpoints the…

Former War Zones in El Salvador Obtain Water with the Help of the Sun — Global Issues

A local resident of the Sitio el Zapotal community in El Zapote canton, El Salvador, turns on the tap to fill his sink to collect the water he will need for the day. A total of 10,000 people have benefited from the five solar-powered community water projects in El Salvador…

Rich Countries ‘Miserably’ Fall Below Their Climate Promises, Further Indebt the Poor — Global Issues

“To force poor countries to repay a loan to cope with a climate crisis they hardly caused is profoundly unfair. Instead of supporting countries that are facing worsening droughts, cyclones and flooding, rich countries are crippling their ability to cope with the next shock and deepening their poverty.” Credit: Credit:…

Solar Power Brings Water to Families in Former War Zones in El Salvador — Global Issues

Aerial view of the community water system located in the canton of El Zapote, in the municipality of Suchitoto in central El Salvador. Mounted on the roof are the 96 solar panels that generate the electricity needed to power the entire electrical and hydraulic mechanism that brings water to more…

Campaign for a Fossil Fuels Non-proliferation Treaty Gathers Steam — Global Issues

Petrol pump in Rome. Credit: Paul Virgo/IPS by Paul Virgo (rome) Thursday, November 03, 2022 Inter Press Service ROME, Nov 03 (IPS) – When it comes to moral endorsements, having the Vatican’s backing takes some beating. So the international campaign for a legally binding Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty took a huge step…