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SUNS # 8465 Thursday 18 May 2017

Climate : Parties attempt to reflect positions in informal notes (PRIV)
(T. Ajit and Jade Chiang, Bonn)
Over the past two days, on 16 and 17 May, Parties under the informal consultations of the UNFCCC's Ad Hoc Working Group on the PA (APA) have been engaged in intense discussions in order to ensure that their positions are reflected in the notes that are prepared by the co-facilitators of the various agenda items.

Development : Young people - you didn't vote, and now you protest? (PRIV)
(Roberto Savio, Rome)
Immediately after the vote on Brexit, thousands of young people marched in the streets of England to show their disagreement over the choice to leave Europe.

Mexico : Poor rural communities receive a boost to support themselves (PRIV)
(IPS, Huaquechula)
Jilder Morales, a small farmer in Mexico, looks proudly at the young avocado trees that are already over one metre high on her ejido - or communal - land, which already have small green fruit.

Latin America : When it comes to fracking, Argentina dreams big (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Since a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report announced in 2011 that Argentina had some of the world's biggest shale oil and gas reserves, the dream of prosperity has been on the minds of many people in this South American nation where nearly a third of the population lives in poverty.

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