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SUNS # 9204 Tuesday 6 October 2020

Trade : India, South Africa seek TRIPS waiver to combat COVID-19 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
India and South Africa have called for the waiving off the provisions in the WTO's TRIPS Agreement concerning copyrights, industrial designs, patents and protection of undisclosed information, in an attempt to combat the worsening COVID-19 pandemic that has already claimed more than one million lives around the world.

Latin America : Energy transition and post-Covid recovery, a challenge (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The way forward for energy transition and its link to an economic recovery after the depression caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is focusing attention in Latin America and Europe, according to the 2nd Madrid Energy Conference (MEC), which concluded on 2 October.

Uganda : Could eco-bricks be the solution to housing & pollution problem? (PRIV)
(IPS, Kampala)
About 40 kilometres out of Uganda's capital, Kampala, in the Mpigi area, you can find an entire village hill with houses that have plastic bottle walls and car tyre rooftops.

Opinion : Restoring ecosystems after fire and flooding (PRIV)
(IPS, Illinois)
Recent months have brought all sorts of climate-linked disasters, from raging wildfires in California and Oregon to flooding in Alabama.

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