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SUNS # 9743 Thursday 16 March 2023

Trade : WTO not forum to address trade-related climate change issues - India (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
In three separate proposals on trade and environment with differing emphases, China, Colombia, and India dealt with the various challenges in addressing the trade dimension of climate change, with India insisting that the WTO is not the forum for addressing trade-related climate change issues, say people familiar with the proposals.

Latin America : Heat warnings can prevent deaths (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
On March 9, more than half of Mexico reported maximum temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius, although spring has not even arrived yet in this Latin American country located in the northern hemisphere.

UN : "Outright hatred" towards Muslims risen to "epidemic proportions" (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
Islamophobia is a "fear, prejudice and hatred of Muslims that leads to provocation, hostility and intolerance by means of threatening, harassment, abuse, incitement and intimidation of Muslims and non-Muslims, both in the online and offline world."

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