Wednesday , April 25th , 2018  

Over to You, Children! Zambia’s ‘Plant a Million Trees’ Takes Root

Matero East primary school students collecting water. Credit: Munich Advisors Group By Friday PhiriLUSAKA, Apr 24 2018 (IPS) Trees are a vital component in the ecosystem—they not only give oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give refuge to wildlife, but also provide materials for tools, shelter and ultimately, food for both animals and human beings. In fact, according to the World Bank...

Development Prospects for Hundreds of Millions Remain in Jeopardy

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addresses the Economic and Social Council’s third Financing for Development follow-up Forum. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe By Amina J. MohammedUNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 2018 (IPS) The global economy is strengthening. A broad-based economic upturn has underpinned progress in many areas. But significant weaknesses and medium-term risks in the world...

Illicit Trade in Oil & Fuel: an Emerging Global Policy Challenge

There is a broad spectrum of potential avenues for the illegal skimming from or shifting of profits in developing countries, carried out by criminal entities, corrupt officials and dishonest corporations. Credit: epSos .de/cc by 2.0 By Jeffrey HardyNEW YORK, Apr 24 2018 (IPS) Illicit trade in any of its forms—alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, diamonds, timber, ivory and oil—sits at the nexus...

Can Sustainable Bioeconomy be a Driver of Green Growth?

By Frank RijsbermanApr 24 2018 (IPS) On April 19-20, I attended the second Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin. Bioeconomy is currently a hot topic for scientists and policymakers. Rapid advances in molecular biology combined with big data and artificial intelligence have resulted in big jumps in our understanding of living organisms as well as organic matter, the biomass produced by plants and animals,...

Envision Solar Issued Chinese Patent for EV ARC(TM) Products

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – April 24, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced today the issuance of a patent by the Chinese Patent Office that covers the Company's EV ARC™ products. The...