Tag: Inter Press Service

In Argentinas Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Unitán company’s biomass electricity generating plant in the municipality of La Escondida, in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco, which began to operate in December, cost 18 million dollars to build and will supply up to 6.6 MW to the country’s power grid. CREDIT: Courtesy of Unitán by...

Worst Famine World has Seen in Decades Predicted — Global | Incredible Solutions Tech

Volunteers teach people living in settlements about COVID-19. This photo was taken in Sana’a, Yemen. At a Security Council briefing yesterday UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said people in Yemen are more worried about hunger than the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Dhia Al-Adimi/UNICEF by Samira...

Money vs. Happiness — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Raghav Gaiha – Vani S. Kulkarni – Veena S. Kulkarni (new delhi, india) Friday, February 19, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Feb 19 (IPS) – Subjective wellbeing and income are intricately linked. This article studies the relationships between subjective well-being, which is narrowly defined to focus...

UN Blueprint that Could Urgently Solve Earths Triple Climate | Incredible Solutions Tech

A recent UN report lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies of climate, biodiversity loss and pollution. Fishers on Kochi, Kerala operates the traditional lift-net method where catches have fallen drastically as a result of mechanised over-fishing. High fuel subsidies make it profitable for deep-sea fishing trawlers...

Assessing What Students Missed During School Closings for | Incredible Solutions Tech

A feature phone brings remote learning home. Credit: BRAC Opinion by Safiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Friday, February 19, 2021 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb 19 (IPS) – School closings and the varied impacts of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic are a global challenge. Educators worldwide have been struggling...

Switzerland Buys itself Good Sustainability Scores at the | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Carole Kung (geneva) Friday, February 19, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Feb 19 (IPS) – Carole Küng is Co-Director of the Biovision-affiliated network Sustainable Development Solution Network Switzerland (SDSN). The network mobilises research institutes, civil society organisations, political decision makers and industries to develop solutions for implementing Agenda...

Q&A: Tigray – the Fighting will Continue & Exacerbate Civilian | Incredible Solutions Tech

The rugged landscape of Tigray, Ethiopia’s most northern region, stretches away to the north and into Eritrea. The Tigray Region has been rocked by conflict since November 2020, and the International Crisis Group believes the conflict is far from over despite the federal government gaining administrative control of the...

What Now? — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Summary of the 14 February 2021 Parliament of Catalonia election results. Credit: Generalitat de Catalunya Opinion by Joaquin Roy (miami) Thursday, February 18, 2021 Inter Press Service MIAMI, Feb 18 (IPS) – The recent result of the elections for the Parliament of Catalonia has presented a mixture of repetition of...

From the Sublime to the Hilarious — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Roderic Grigson (melbourne, australia) Thursday, February 18, 2021 Inter Press Service Roderic Grigson was Asia Pacific Vice President for Novell, a global networking company, working in Melbourne Australia until he retired from corporate life to become a full-time writer. He worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New...

Pacific Islanders Turn to Local Economies to Drive | Incredible Solutions Tech

A tourist handicraft market in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, prior to the pandemic. The price for Pacific countries maintaining strict border closures to protect their small highly vulnerable populations is the decimation of the tourism industry. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS by Catherine Wilson (canberra, australia) Thursday, February 18, 2021 Inter...

Challenges and Opportunities — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Camila Corradi Bracco (amsterdam, the netherlands) Thursday, February 18, 2021 Inter Press Service AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 18 (IPS) – Camila Corradi Bracco handles Content Development & Program Delivery at Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)*Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the...

Leveraging AI to Fight Climate Change — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Experts say artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are critical to combat climate change. One project uses AI to visualise the consequences of a changing climate by ‘bringing the future closer.’ It visually projects how houses and streets will look following the impact of climate related events. A file...

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact | Incredible Solutions Tech

A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT / IITA Opinion by Nteranya Sanginga, Martin Kropff (ibadan and mexico city) Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Inter Press Service Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT and Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, IITA IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 (IPS) – 17...

Suu Kyi Appears in Closed-Door Court Session Without Lawyer as | Incredible Solutions Tech

Protesters demand the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The protestors remain defiant in the face of the security forces tightening the screw. They are facing daily intimidation, threats and harassment at the hands of the police and soldiers strategically station to discourage and disperse the protests....

Why Was I Ever Born– Righting the Wrong — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Alon Ben-Meir (new york) Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) – Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is a professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU. He teaches courses on international negotiation and Middle Eastern studies.The bombing continues unabated. The...