More carbon dioxide was emitted into our atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 than in any other year since 1984, putting humans on the fast track toward irreversible global warming, the United Nation’s weather agency said in a report released Tuesday.
While Africa’s agricultural sector is greatly in need of private sector investment, a rapidly spreading large-scale public-private partnership model is unproven and risky, especially for smallholder farmers and the poor, argues Oxfam’s Pan Africa Director.
UNU-WIDER alumnus Vladimir Popov explains the role inequality and institutions have played in seeing the West’s economic growth vastly outpace that of the South.
A United Nations panel reviewing the United States’ record on racial discrimination has expressed unusually pointed concern over a new pattern of laws it warns is criminalizing homelessness.
A research ship’s surprise catch of bluefin tuna further north than ever recorded indicates that climate change is restructuring the food web as the waters of east Greenland get warmer.
Author Michael Klare looks at how US oil companies are spending billions of dollars to reach ever deeper, ever more difficult to extract, and ever more environmentally treacherous deposits of fossil fuels and how the Obama administration has been working energetically to pave the way for them to do so.
Since the end of the cold war, the UN Security Council has used sanctions in response to many crises of international peace and security. UNU alumnus Peter Nadin argues that, in spite of their simple logic, sanctions simply do not guarantee total, immediate or even partial compliance.
While other tools such as visa policy, border controls, prevention of illegal employment and removal of unauthorized migrants have frequently been examined, the legalization of irregular immigrants through regularization programmes has received less attention.
With a range of experiments underway to boost the cost-effectiveness of harnessing fog for fresh water, scientists think they are on the cusp of moving the technology to an industrial level.
For over a decade, our team at UNU have been filming “environmental stories” without consciously recognizing that we were at the same time documenting the fate of the commons in different parts of the world.
In a remote part of Japan, a coastal community with a long history and far-reaching involvement with its natural surroundings demonstrates a uniquely balanced interaction between terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Faced with ecosystem degradation and ebbing marine resources, the Ago Bay community has embraced a successful satoumi approach that promotes economic and ecosystemic sustainability.