It’s Time to Move Away from Public-Private Partnerships & Build a Future That is Public — Global Issues

Protesters in Mulhouse, France warn of the dangers of privatisation. The sign reads ‘when everything is privatised, we will be deprived of everything. Credit: NeydtStock / Shutterstock.com Opinion by Oceane Blavot – Rodolfo Bejarano – Mae Buenaventura (brussels / lima / manila) Thursday, February 02, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS /…

Overcoming the Currency Mismatch to Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries — Global Issues

A wind energy generation plant located in Loiyangalani in northwestern Kenya. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Opinion  washington dc Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Jan 31 (IPS) – Meeting our climate change goals will require massive investments in clean energy projects, in both advanced economies and across the…

ASEAN Parliamentarians Cannot Escape ‘Lawfare’ or Violations of their Human Rights — Global Issues

Credit: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) Opinion by Jan Servaes (brussels) Monday, January 30, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS, Jan 30 (IPS) – Parliamentarians worldwide face increasing human rights violations and a greater risk of reprisal simply for exercising their mandate or expressing their ideas and opinions. Asia follows the…

Why We Must Act Now to Protect Them — Global Issues

The rapid decline of insects is caused by multiple factors including climate change and agriculture, increases in the usage of insecticides and  herbicides, deforestation, urbanization, and light pollution. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS Opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urbana, illinois, usa) Friday, January 27, 2023 Inter Press Service URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jan 27 (IPS)…

The Year of Debt Distress and Damaging Development Trade-Off — Global Issues

Opinion by Anis Chowdhury (sydney) Friday, January 27, 2023 Inter Press Service SYDNEY, Jan 27 (IPS) – As the year 2022 drew to an end, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned, “Developing countries face ‘impossible trade-off’ on debt”, that spiralling debt in low and middle-income countries (LMICs)…

Erdogans Desperate Bid to Become the New Atatrk — Global Issues

Opinion by Alon Ben-Meir (new york) Friday, January 27, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) – As Turkey approaches its centennial anniversary this October, President Erdogan is stopping short of nothing to win the election in June to fulfill his life-time dream of presiding over the celebration. The…