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SUNS # 8929 Thursday 20 June 2019

Climate : Talks on market, non-market mechanisms to resume after suspension   (TWN, Bonn) (PRIV)
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Negotiations to work out the operational details of the market and non-market mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) could not be launched as scheduled on June 18, the second day of the ongoing climate talks in Bonn.

Opinion : Financialization promotes dangerous speculation   (IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Penang) (PRIV)
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Kuala Lumpur/Penang, 18 Jun (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah Hui*) -- Financialization has involved considerable "innovation", often of opaque, complex and poorly understood financial instruments.

United Nations : Rising population trends threaten SDGs in Asia & Africa   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The world's developing nations, currently fighting an uphill battle in their attempts to implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are facing another stark demographic reality - a rise in world population by 2.0 billion people in the next 30 years: from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050.

Environment : "What it takes to feed 7.5 billion people"   (IPS, Ankara) (PRIV)
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Events marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the World Day to Combat Desertification opened here Jun. 17 with a call for urgent action to protect and restore degrading land.

Environment : Desertification "more dangerous and more insidious than wars"   (IPS, Ankara) (PRIV)
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Businesses are being encouraged to follow the lead of the youth to halt desertification, reduce degradation, improve agricultural sustainability and restore damaged lands.

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