Sunday , January 19th , 2020  

Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure

Credit: Mahila Housing Trust By Bijal BrahmbhattAHMEDABAD, India, Jan 17 2020 – As global temperatures continue to rise, vulnerable populations around the world are facing increasingly complex climate risks – with ongoing droughts in Zimbabwe and floods devastating Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. From flooding and cyclones to heatwaves and droughts, the stresses and shocks inflicted...

BIOGAS: Cow Dung Holds the Key to Nepal’s Green Economy

A company in Pokhara has enlarged household digesters into an industrial scale plant that uses climate-friendly technology that could ultimately be scaled nationwide to reduce Nepal’s balance of trade gap. By Kunda DixitKASKI, Nepal, Jan 17 2020 – Nepal’s future may not be in hydropower, as most assume, but actually in the dung heap. A new industrial-scale biogas plant near Pokhara...

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Credit: UN Women By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 – The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked...

Bombardier Provides Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results and Updates on Accelerating Deleveraging Phase of Turnaround Plan

Financial results expected to be below guidance, driven largely by actions at Transportation to resolve challenging projects Aviation financial results largely on track Company actively pursuing strategic options to accelerate deleveraging Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. MONTREAL,...

Genuine Reform Culture Lacking in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say as more than 7 million Zimbabwean are food insecure owing to a projected 50 percent fall in the 2019 cereal harvest. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Jan 16 2020 (IPS) Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst...

Climate Change and Financial Risk

By Pierpaolo Grippa, Jochen Schmittmann, and Felix SuntheimWASHINGTON DC, Jan 16 2020 – Climate change is already a reality. Ever-more-ferocious cyclones and extended droughts lead to the destruction of infrastructure and the disruption of livelihoods and contribute to mass migration. Actions to combat rising temperatures, inadequate though they may have been so far, have the potential to drive...

Your Arrow Can Pierce the Sky, But Ours Has Gone into Orbit

Yu Youhan, We Will Be Better, 1995. By Vijay PrashadJan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) On Wednesday, 15 January, China and the United States agreed to suspend their full-scale trade war. From February 2018, the United States placed tariffs on Chinese goods that entered the US market, and then China retaliated. This tit-for-tat game continued for almost two years, causing massive disruption in the global...

UN expresses deep distress over terror attacks

Students at Iftin Primary School in Garissa. Credit: Fredrick Nzwili By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of Kenya. While we stand in solidarity with the affected communities, we reiterate that acts...

Terror Attack

By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of Kenya. While we stand in solidarity with the affected communities, we reiterate that acts of terror and hate are even more egregious when they target innocent,...

MRO Middle East, the gulf region’s largest event for commercial aircraft maintenance, returns to Dubai, February 24-26

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MRO Middle East (#MROME) summit and exhibition will be held February 24–26 in Dubai, UAE. The combined summit and trade show, co–located with Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), is the Gulf region's leading conference and exhibition for commercial aviation maintenance. Gathering over 5,000 attendees from the entire airline supply...