China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis.
UNU alumnus Martin Medina looks at the ancient system of Aztec waste management and resource use and discusses its relevance to the contemporary world.
An overview of the history and future of Latin American indigenous peoples’ participation in ethnobiology and development of drugs from medicinal plants.
Before criticizing the UN Security Council, detractors should first understand the Council’s limitations and that it can’t be expected to be impartial and apolitical, or provide collective security.
This first article in a series aimed at providing readers with an understanding of the UN Security Council offers a fundamental look at the origins, powers, instruments and activities of this premier forum in international politics.
Industrial logging has hugely impacted the temperate rainforest home of the Tla-o-qui-aht. In this chapter, we learn how they took a stand, establishing Tribal Parks to protect their forests and sparking a global campaign to boycott wood and paper products made of old-growth wood.
In this fourth chapter of the series, we learn that for the Tla-o-qui-aht people whaling was not just a matter of subsistence but was culturally and spiritually significant.
The latest climate science suggests that greenhouse gas emissions need to peak in the next few years in order to keep the predicted increase in global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Will this be possible without some kind of radical action to bring about drastic emission reductions?
In this first instalment in an eight-part series, Gleb Raygorodetsky introduces us to the Tla-o-qui-aht people who are working on restoring and supporting their ancestral relationships with, and responsibilities toward, their traditional territory.
In this vivid photo essay, writer and artist Anita Michalkiewicz documents the promising interventions of the Dil Se Campaign in response to the needs of New Delhi’s 50,000 street children.