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Infrastructure Investments in Emerging Economies Hit Record Levels – but at What Cost?

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Posted by admin 20 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
According to new data released by the World Bank Tuesday, investments in infrastructure in 139 emerging economies shot up to 107.5 billion dollars in 2014, with just five countries – Brazil, Colombia, India, Peru and Turkey – accounting for 73 percent of the total. The update, published by the Bank’s Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) […]

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Organic Cacao Farmers Help Reforest Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

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Posted by admin 20 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
“Now we realise what a paradise we live in,” said Darcirio Wronski, a leader of the organic cacao producers in the region where the Trans-Amazonian highway cuts across the Xingú river basin in northern Brazil. Besides cacao, on their 100 hectares of land he grows bananas, passion fruit, cupuazú (Theobroma grandiflorum), pineapples and other native […]

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Opinion: G20 Turkish Presidency Keen to Benefit the Global Community

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Ambassador Selim Yenel is Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the European Union. He has served in Afghanistan, at the U.N. in New York, as Ambassador to Austria, and as Turkey’s Deputy Undersecretary for European Affairs. This article is based on his presentation at a symposium of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of 79 States to celebrate their 40th anniversary on Jun. 4-5 in Brussels.

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Opinion: Greece – A Sad Story of the European Establishment

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, writes that the latest development in the tug of war which has been going on between Greece and a German-dominated Europe is the desire to punish an anti-establishment figure like Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras and show that the radical left cannot run a coun

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Inequality Blocks Further Reduction in Child Mortality in Latin America

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
The progress that Latin America has made in reducing child mortality is cited by international institutions as an example to be followed, and the region has met the fourth Millennium Development Goal, which is to cut the under-five mortality rate by two thirds. But this overall picture conceals huge differences between and within countries in […]

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Why ACP Countries Matter for the EU Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
We are witnessing a shift in the original rationale behind the unique relationship between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries of the ACP group, which goes beyond the logic of “unilateral aid transfer”, “donor-recipient approach” and “North-South dialogue”. In November last year, in his mission letter to the newly appointed European […]

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Chinese Public Most Worried About Climate Change

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
A new survey finds that China leads the world in public support for government action on climate change. Conducted by YouGov, it covers 15 countries on four continents, including the two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, the United States and China, and seven members of the G20 group of major economies. Some 60 percent of […]

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U.N. Chief Backs New Int’l Decade for Water for Sustainable Development

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
As the United Nations continues its negotiations to both define and refine a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before a summit meeting of world leaders in September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed support for a new “International Decade for Water for Sustainable Development.” “It would complement and support the achievement of the proposed […]

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