Archive for tag: Public awareness

As a small island developing state, Saint Lucia is disproportionately vulnerable to external economic shocks and extreme climate-related events that can instantly erase decades of its development gains. A new report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) states that many countries have strengthened their commitments to the Paris Agreement by “reducing or limiting emissions by 2025 or 2030”, but called for amped-up mitigation pledges. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS

Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed

The UNFCCC launched its ‘Climate Action: NDC Scorecard’ on Feb 26. The report assesses countries’ progress in meeting climate mitigation, adaptation a...

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Strong winds and waves are hitting small fishing harbor. Port in Silba Croatia is experiencing bad windy weather.

For heavily indebted small islands, resilience-building is the best antidote

Small island nations are taking on water in the form of a vicious debt trap damaging their productivity and ability to recover from disasters and othe...

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The little island of Procida prepares to shine as Italy’s Capital of Culture

The backdrop for the films Il Postino and The Talented Mr Ripley braces itself to balance tourism with tradition Church bells chime and children play ...

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Oceanography & Blue Economy Centre to be created at UWI Five Islands

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and t...

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Low-carbon aircraft to be trialled in Orkney

Different types of low-carbon emission aircraft are to be tested on routes between islands in Orkney. The 18-month project forms part of long-term...

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A hi-tech eye in the sky lays bare Hawaiʻi’s living coral reefs

A hi-tech eye in the sky lays bare Hawaiʻi’s living coral reefs

A team of researchers used an airborne mapping technique to survey living coral distribution across the main Hawaiian archipelago. Hawaiʻi’s reefs are...

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The Overseas Countries and Territories Association joins the GTI Observatory

Through the GTI Observatory, OCTA seeks to meet the industrial world, to understand together how to act towards the sustainable transition empowering ...

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New Report Shows Strengths And Weaknesses In Pacific Conservation

Of all the factors considered in an extensive analysis on the state of the environment and conservation in the Pacific Islands, released recently duri...

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Seychelles communities to co-manage protected marine areas

Bringing local democracy to environmental management The Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Flavien Joubert, yesterday presided...

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Can Agricultural Apps Bring Indonesia’s Farmers Back to the Fields?

Can Agricultural Apps Bring Indonesia’s Farmers Back to the Fields?

JAKARTA, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) – When his friends prodded him to use an agricultural app in July, rice farmer Mustafa reluctantly downloaded RiTx Be...

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