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SUNS # 8966 Wednesday 14 August 2019

IPCC : New report on climate change and land adopted by governments   (Indrajit Bose, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adopted the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the "Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems" (also called the "Land Report") and the underlying assessment report on 7 August in Geneva at the 50th Session of the IPCC, twenty-two hours behind schedule.

Opinion : "Beggar thy neighbour" policy advice   (IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 12 Aug (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The harmful effects of falling corporate tax rates have been acknowledged in a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) research paper.

United Nations : Revitalizing indigenous languages is critical   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Being fluent in a world language is a desirable skill in modern day society. However, some languages are suffering and in danger of extinction - namely those of the indigenous peoples.

Environment : Land degradation jeopardizes ability to feed the world   (IPS, Bonn) (PRIV)
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We have known for over 25 years that poor land use and management are major drivers of climate change, but have never mustered the political will to act.

Opinion : Environmental migration a global challenge   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The Atlas of Environmental Migration, which gives examples dating as far back as 45,000 years ago, shows that environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on our planet throughout history.

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