By Mario Osava * – Tierramérica RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 (IPS) – With no meaningful proposals, and in the face of internal setbacks and an adverse international context, Brazil is largely unprepared to assume the leadership role expected of an environmental power at the Durban climate change conference.
Marcela Valente interviews environmental journalist and author HERVÉ KEMPF * -Tierramérica BUENOS AIRES, Sep 28 (IPS) – To save the planet from climate change and the loss of biodiversity, we must leave capitalism behind and seek out a less consumerist, more socially just system, insists French environmental journalist Hervé Kempf.
By Keya Acharya* BANGALORE, Sep 3 (IPS) – Studies by the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Academic Forum on food security issues in the three countries suggest that providing food access works best when backed by cash transfers.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) – As one of the world’s emerging economic powerhouses, Brazil is vigourously pursuing one of the key economic objectives on the U.N.’s development agenda: South-South Cooperation.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 10, 2011 (IPS) – The beleaguered government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has so far defied the Security Council, ignored appeals by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, rejected pleas from neighbouring Turkey and the Arab world, and summarily dismissed the threats and sanctions by Western powers.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (IPS) – The ongoing political turmoil in Libya has derailed plans for a major summit meeting of developing nations scheduled to take place in Tripoli in October.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) – As Haiti struggles to recover from the deadly January 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and forced nearly 1.5 million into camps, international funding is failing to keep pace with the generous pledges made last year, and in- fighting in Haiti's new government is hindering [...]
By Jim Lobe* WASHINGTON, Jul 14 (IPS) – The United States should recognise Brazil as a global power and treat it accordingly, concluded a major new report issued by the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) here this week.
By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) – Long heralded as a model for the global response to HIV/AIDS, Brazil is intensifying its actions, at home and abroad, in the face of potential setbacks including an arising need for new treatment regimens, the resultant increase in drug prices and the debate over intellectual property [...]
Analysis by Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) – When the U.N. Security Council, the only political body empowered to declare war and peace, decided to include climate change on its agenda back in 2007, the 131-member Group of 77 (G77) launched a vociferous protest.