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SUNS # 8781 Thursday 25 October 2018

Climate : Green Fund should not be hijacked by politics (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Manama)
Developing country Board members of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) called on developed countries not to play politics when making decisions over funding proposals, at the 21st meeting held in Manama, Bahrain that took place from 17-20 October.

Opinion : Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death? (PRIV)
(IPS, Moscow/Kuala Lumpur)
Moscow/Kuala Lumpur, 23 Oct (IPS/Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, t he sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why.

Africa : Supporting Morocco's quest to close $24 billion green investment ga p (PRIV)
(IPS, Pemba)
Science has increasingly made i t clear that the world is on an unsustainable growth model where economic development is occurring at the expense of the environment.

Opinion : Rich in agriculture, Madagascar suffers from extreme malnutrition (PRIV)
(IPS, Antananarivo)
As much as 80 percent of Madagascar's population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country's economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of househol ds are faced with food insecurity, according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO ).

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