Climate Concern Could Cause Global Financial Chaos

Climate Concern Could Cause Global Financial Chaos

The world’s most influential banker says an orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid chaos on world stock markets. Mark Carney, chairman of the G20 countries’ Financial Stability Board and Governor of the Bank of England, says that he’ll be advising G20 nations to put policies in place to prevent such future turmoil.


No More Arctic Drilling Attempts for Shell

No More Arctic Drilling Attempts for Shell

Oil industry giant Royal Dutch Shell today announced that it has stopped Arctic oil and gas exploration off the coast of Alaska after “disappointing” results from a key well in the Chukchi Sea. Disappointing, and expensive. Shell has invested $3 billion in development of the basin, with another $1.1 billion of “future contractual commitments.”


Europe's Disgrace

Europe’s Disgrace

The current crisis in the Balkan region clearly shows that intensifying border controls at one crossing point only leads to a geographical reorientation of crossing points. It is thus outrageous, argues UNU-MERIT’s Hein de Haas, that politicians are still trying to make us believe that border controls can ‘solve’ refugee crises.


The Crime-Conflict Nexus: Identifying Gaps and Opportunities for Policy Research

Examining the Interactions between Conflict and Organized Crime

Notwithstanding increasing concern over the links between organized crime, terrorism and violent conflict, the United Nations, Member States and non-governmental organizations remain ill-equipped to deal with this challenge. John de Boer and Louise Bosetti of UNU’s Centre for Policy Research review the state of evidence on this crime-conflict nexus.



9 Massive US Companies Pledge to Go 100 percent Renewable

9 Massive US Companies Pledge to Go 100% Renewable

Nine more giant corporations, including Nike and Walmart, pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy Wednesday. The announcement is intended to show international governments that there is broad-based business support for going off fossil fuels in advance of the United Nations climate talks in December.