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  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

President says ecosystem vital for sustainable development

PROTECTING the ecosystem is “the most important foundation” of sustainable development, President Xi Jinping said during a tour of the northwestern province of Qinghai. Describing the region’s ecosystem as its “biggest merit, responsibility and potential,” Xi said measures must be taken to ensure economic, social and environmental development proceed hand-in-hand. He told local officials of his desire [...]

  • Jul 05 / 2016
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Europe

How the world can keep the promise it made in Paris

The landmark Paris Climate Accord has been hailed as a breakthrough, and with good reason. For the first time, all of the world’s nations have acknowledged the existential threat posed by the warming planet, and each has pledged to do its part to slow or reverse the deadly trend. But the agreement is not enforceable. [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Statement on the Draft Climate Agreement at COP 21

LE BOURGET—The leadership of Interfaith Power & Light made the following statement from Paris on the release of the proposed final text of the Paris Agreement at COP 21: “The world witnessed a breakthrough in Paris today, with all countries acknowledging that climate change is a common concern of humankind requiring immediate action. The stated [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Climate change inspires fear and hope on Maldives

The Republic of Maldives, a tiny nation made up of more than a thousand islands, sits a mere meter above water. With the sea-level rises expected by the end of this century, its inhabitants are facing displacement. Seen from the air, Utheemu – in the northern Maldives – looks like a tiny green jellyfish floating [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

NGT upheld its ban on beach camping near Ganga in Rishikesh

DEHRADUN: In a big blow to beach camp owners who were hoping for a reprieve, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday upheld its ban on beach camping near the Ganga from Kaudiyala to Rishikes in Uttarakhand, an order which it had passed in March. The tribunal, which had in August cancelled fresh permission for [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

‘Human Rights Being Violated Despite Laws’

Shivamogga: It is worrying that human rights are being violated despite stringent laws in force, said chief judicial magistrate Jaishankar. He was speaking after inaugurating the Human Rights Day celebrations organised jointly by the Karnataka Human Rights Commission, district administration, District Legal Services Authority and District Bar Association, here on Thursday. He expressed serious concern [...]