Protests expected as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to gather in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers — the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan — are set to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany MUNICH — Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to gather … Read more

Pollution, Cartagena, and the Caribbean—Global Issues

UN News How did the Cartagena Convention come about? Christopher Corbin The Cartagena Convention was driven primarily by a major oil spill that took place in the region close to Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1980s. This brought home the fact that this region is so dependent on the coastal and marine resources on … Read more

Climate Activists Slam EU Renegotiation Of Fossil Fuel Deal

The Environmentalist said that energy treaty update fails to address climate crisis. Brussels: Environmental activists on Friday criticized a compromise deal negotiated by the EU to update a decades-old agreement allowing energy firms to sue governments for hitting their profits. The Energy Charter Treaty — involving 52 nations mainly from Central Asia and Europe — … Read more

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

KIGALI, Rwanda — Leaders of Commonwealth nations were meeting in Rwanda’s capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The summit for Commonwealth heads of state in Kigali is the culmination of a series of meetings this week that officials said yielded some success in efforts to … Read more

Martinique: Rising seas and disappearing villages

Issued on: 06/23/2022 – 18:44 A view of the town of Prêcheur, on Martinique’s northwest coast, on June 17, 2022. © AFP The village of Prêcheur, on Martinique’s northwest coast, is slowly disappearing. Every year, a little more of the shoreline, along with homes, shops and bars, is lost to the sea. The village is … Read more

Indigenous Communities Want Stake in the New Deal to Protect Nature — Global Issues

The recent eviction debacle involving the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District has elevated indigenous people’s concerns about losing their ancestral lands under the ’30by30′ plan in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Bradford Zak/Unsplash by Busani Bafana (bulawayo, zimbabwe) Thursday, June 23, 2022 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun … Read more

Urgent Global Call to Save 222 Million Dreams for Children Impacted by Crises — Global Issues

Students attending class at the Souza Gare school in the Littoral region, Cameroon. The school hosts displaced children who have fled the violence in the North-West and South-West regions. Photo credits: ECW/Daniel Beloumou by Joyce Chimbi (Nairobi) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Jun 22 (IPS) – “We speak of the 222 million … Read more

South Asia floods: Millions in India and Bangladesh affected after torrential rains batter region

Millions of people across India and Bangladesh have been affected by raging floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead and entire communities devastated. The South Asian nations, home to more than 1.3 billion people, have been particularly badly hit by the rains, prompting some of the worst flooding in the region in … Read more

Safe in the sun? UN launches new app to help beat skin cancer — Global Issues

The SunSmart Global UV App, is the collective brainchild of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Program (UNEP). Five-day forecast “The SunSmart Global UV App provides five-day UV and weather forecasts at searchable locations”, said Carla Drysdale, spokesperson for WHO. While speaking … Read more

Deepening food crisis will push global displacement to new records, UN says

Issued on: 06/16/2022 – 04:20 Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed global displacement numbers above 100 million for the first time, and the UN warns the resulting hunger crisis could force many more to flee their homes. Efforts to address the global food insecurity crisis, which has been dramatically aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, … Read more