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Warning from the tropics: rainforests are losing their ability to help humanity

New analysis of carbon from tropical forests suggests the need for yet faster emissions reductions.
from Nature on Mar 5, 2020.

Urgent need to relocate refugees from Greece

A rise in the number of asylum seekers increases the urgency of relocating people from overcrowded Greek camps and ensuring more European responsibility sharing.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Mar 5, 2020.

World Bank staff call for cancellation of Spring Meetings — permanently

“Do you really need 10,000 people in one place, twice a year, for there to be a meaningful dialogue on development?”
from DevEx on Mar 3, 2020.

New tensions in Guinea after referendum postponement

New protests broke out in Guinea's capital, Conakry, after both the parliamentary elections and a constitutional referendum were postponed at short notice.
from allAfrica on Mar 3, 2020.

Violence against women Is blocking development

Modern development strategies fail to recognise the need for concerted action to protect women from violence, and uphold the rights of victims. They are thus grossly inadequate.
from Project Synidcate on Mar 2, 2020.

What CrisisWatch says about today’s conflicts – and tomorrow’s

A reflection on 15 years of monitoring the world’s hotspots and the state of conflict now and tomorrow.
from CrisisWatch on Feb 28, 2020.

When will the Amazon hit a tipping point?

Scientists say climate change, deforestation and fires could cause the world’s largest rainforest to dry out. The big question is how soon that might happen.
from Nature on Feb 27, 2020.

The United Nations must get its new biodiversity targets right

Global goals to reduce biodiversity loss will be revised this year. All eyes are on China, which must ensure the new targets are measurable and meaningful.
from Nature on Feb 24, 2020.

The poverty of progress

Our understanding of progress perpetuates poverty, inequality and climate change. Martin Kirk and Alnoor Ladha make the case for an essential shift.
from New Internationalist on Feb 24, 2020.

Worsening conflict in Mozambique 'rooted in poverty, repression, intolerance'

Simplistic explanations for Mozambique's problems, such as Islamic extremism, obscure the complex causes of violence and retard the path to peace, an analyst warns.
from allAfrica on Feb 21, 2020.
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