Though high-ranking officials do not normally attend mass public protests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he will “link arms with those marching for climate action” this weekend as cities around the world host ‘People’s Climate’ rallies.
At a special “Colloquium on Forests and Climate: New Thinking for Transformational Change” during next week’s climate summit, a world-renowned forest ecologist will present his idea of how to make a paradigm shift to change the deforestation/climate crisis into a revolution.
A new report launched one week before this year’s UN climate summit, which will convene an unprecedented number of world leaders, shows that future economic growth does not need to copy the high carbon path that development has taken to date.
Ecological economist Herman Daly explains how the macro-economy is part of the larger natural economy and so its growth does inflict opportunity costs on the finite whole that must be counted. Ignoring this fact leads many economists to believe that growth in GDP could never be uneconomic, which it clearly can be, he argues.
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.
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.
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.
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.