Developing Countries

Justin Yifu Lin calls for green fund for developing countries - Xinhua

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former chief economist of the World Bank Justin Yifu Lin has called for the establishment of a green fund to encourage …

News (China)

Pak-Australia JTC agree for enhancing bilateral trade

ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (APP):Pakistan Australia Joint Trade Committee on Sunday underlined the need for find ways and means to enhance bilateral trade …

China

Xi urges global human rights efforts

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the international community to respect and reflect the will of the people in developing countries in human …

China

United Nations announces Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030)

The United Nations today announced the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to mobilize the scientific community, …

Climate

One of every 10 meds in poor and middle-income countries is bad

Pharmalot<p>A<p>pproximately 10 percent of all medicines found in low- and middle-income countries are either substandard or falsified, ranging from cancer …

World Health Organization

YouTube Go is out of beta, still limited to a handful of developing nations

YouTube Go, Google’s lightweight YouTube client that’s unfortunately only available in a select few countries, is now out of beta. The app, as you might already know, lets those who have access to very little internet bandwidth enjoy the YouTube mobile viewing experience as much as possible.<p>As …

Mobile

Research reveals China's reversing emission flows

The flow of China's carbon emissions has reversed according to new research led by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Economics

Africa: On Gender Day At Climate Meet, Some Progress, Many Hurdles

Bonn — "Five years ago, when we first started talking about including gender in the negotiations, the parties asked us, 'Why gender?' Today, they are …

Climate

Developing Countries Win Concessions on Early Climate Action at UN Talks

Moroccan diplomats, who were charged with brokering a resolution, found unanimity on Wednesday morning.<p>Climate talks in Bonn have been held hostage …

Climate

‘Cutting emissions will not stifle growth’ — UN secretary general

In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire. AP FILE<p>BONN, Germany — …

Climate

Top Chinese climate envoy voices expectations on COP 23 climate talks

China's special representative on climate change affairs Xie Zhenhua said he hoped the ongoing United Nations (UN) climate talks here would generate …

Climate

Resilient transport investments: a climate imperative for Small Island Developing Countries

Transport in its many forms – from tuk-tuks in Thailand to futuristic self-driving electric cars – is ubiquitous in the lives of everyone on the …

Climate

Bonn climate change conference: Big win for India and developing countries, key demands on ‘pre-2020 actions’ likely to be met

A globe with the national flags hangs in one of the pavilions at the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday. (Source: AP)<p>India and …

Climate

Schwarzenegger: Let's slap a public health warning on fossil fuels

BONN: Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and Hollywood actor and film producer, issued a challenge on Sunday to governments to start …

Climate

COP23 recognizes the role of women in climate action

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today …

Climate

Global Climate Summit Dominated by Budget Cuts, Red Tape

As the first week of the Nov. 6-17 U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, drew towards a close, the European Union, Switzerland and Canada reiterated their commitment to increase financial help to developing countries to US$100 billion per year by 2020. But right now, the grants given for this …

Climate

Wear Orange To Show Support For Orphans

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Monday, Nov. 13 is World Orphans Day, and a non-profit is launching a new campaign to raise awareness and funds to help orphaned …

Iran slams rich nations over climate talks

Iran has delivered a blistering assessment of the world's richest countries' performance during UN climate negotiations, accusing them of eroding …

Climate

Rich nations shirking on climate commitments, says bloc of developing countries, including India

<b>Paris:</b> The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 …

Climate

Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing …

Climate

Puzzles for Practitioners in the Developing World

<i>This month, Rick is out working on a new project exploring the lessons of Bush-Obama school reform. In his stead, we've got a terrific lineup of</i> …

Education

Fiji told it must spend billions to adapt to climate change

At COP 23 talks in Bonn, Fiji has called on developed nations to help the world’s most vulnerable build resilience to climate change<p>To prepare for the rising temperatures, strengthening storms and higher sea levels in the coming decades, Fiji must spend an amount equivalent to its entire yearly …

Climate

Fiji leads U.N. climate talks that warming kept it from hosting

On Wednesday, in Bonn, Germany, a delegation from the Pacific delivered a declaration to leaders who had assembled for the United Nations annual …

Climate

Day 4 at COP 23: The negotiations in Bonn help implement the Paris Agreement

<b>The work of a COP—</b>A climate conference operates on many levels — there are negotiations, discussions, presentations, press conferences, and …

Climate

Britain rewards its own, shuns poor with aid contracts - watchdog

LONDON, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is awarding ever more aid contracts to British firms ahead of suppliers based in developing countries, a watchdog said on Wednesday, despite pledges to favour local companies.<p>More than nine in 10 contracts awarded by the country’s foreign aid …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rich nations far behind on $100 bn climate pledge : study

Wealthy countries are falling well short of their pledge to provide $100 billion a year to developing countries by 2020 as part of the Paris climate …

Climate

Advancing the U.S. Nonfederal Movement to Support the Paris Agreement

Download the PDF here.<p>Since the current U.S. administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, state, local, and …

Climate

As disasters surge, nations must slash emissions faster, climate experts urge

File: This year has seen particularly severe weather of the type climate scientists have long warned about, including a series of devastating …

Climate

Fiji and Bonn, an unusual partnership to host COP23 climate talks

As the 23rd edition of the UN climate change conference opens in Germany, the summit’s rotating presidency will for the first time be held by a country facing an existential threat from global warming: the tiny island nation of Fiji.<p>Although Fiji is presiding over this year’s summit, the Conference …

Climate

The future of climate refugees

Share selection to:<p>As climate change causes sea levels to rise, vulnerable populations in countries like Tuvalu, Bangladesh and Vietnam are …

Climate Change