“We have an agreement”. Those redeeming words from French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in the evening of Saturday the 12th of December unleashed a wave of standing ovations from high level UN staff…
Good COP, Bad COP: How COP21 will Impact on the SDGs
The 21st COP Summit started yesterday in Paris. After almost 20 years of climate talks, it is hoped that the international community will finally agree concerted action to tackle climate change.
Climate Negotiations Open in Paris: a Perspective from Southern Africa
Today COP 21 opens in Paris. Over two weeks a new climate deal will hopefully be agreed. It is a critical juncture for humanity.
If we are going to achieve the SDGs then shouldn’t the rich consume less?
In some ways, the SDGs are refreshingly ambitious. Finally the global institutions are getting serious about eradicating poverty.
SDGs: Will they make a difference?
This week heads of state assemble in New York to launch the Sustainable Development Goals. The agreed text lays out 17 goals and 169 targets. It is an ambitious agenda for all of humanity.
Tackling climate change: the contested politics of forest carbon projects in Africa
Tackling climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our age. And this year is a crucial moment with the Conference of the Parties meeting in Parisin December 2015 hopefully to forge a new climate agreement.
World Bank’s Ideas to Tackle Climate Change
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim discusses the growing threat from climate change including pollution in China.
The Poverty-Environment Initiative Combines Pro-Poor Growth and Sustainable Development
The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) is a joint global programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Climate Change Changes Climate?
Would bad climate in rich countries change climate change back to normal?
Poverty and Climate Change in Cambodia
We are supposed to welcome the dry season here in Phnom Penh. But now you see it has been raining all days recently.