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…

"I Was Blind, But Now I See" Celebrating Malawis Progress on World NTD Day — Global Issues

Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. Opinion by Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (lilongwe) Monday, January…

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…

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Forget classified docs, show us the real haul of Biden’s records in Delaware

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has repeatedly assured the public that President Biden is committed in the classified-document scandal to move forward in “a very transparent way.” Putting aside the refusal to share any information beyond a desire to be fully transparent, Biden has one major test awaiting him…

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…

India Can Use The G20 to Fight Corruption and Reduce Global Inequalities — Global Issues

Despite unprecedented challenges, 2022 also opened windows of opportunity to move the needle around critical anti-corruption issues, such as anti-money laundering, asset recovery, beneficial ownership, and renewable energy. Credit: Shutterstock. Opinion by Sanjeeta Pant (sanjeeta pant) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service Sanjeeta Pant, Jan 25 (IPS) – The G20…

Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities — Global Issues

An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJA Opinion by Bibbi Abruzzini (brussels) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (IPS) – In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence…