News: Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development - Mon Mar 22 2010
Climate change: The UN's boys' club
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's decision to appoint a 19-member, all-male high-level advisory group on Climate Change Financing (CCF) has triggered strong protests from women's groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) outraged by the composition of the panel.
Sustainable Development /Natural Resources - Fri Mar 19 2010
World people's conference on climate change takes place in Bolivia
An alternative “people’s conference” on climate change in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in April will seek to advance an international global warming referendum.
Sustainable Development - Wed Feb 03 2010
UNFCCC receives list of government climate pledges
Following the conclusion of the climate change talks in Copenhagen, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has received submissions of national pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gases by 2020 from 55 countries (pdf).
Sustainable Development - Wed Jan 13 2010
Peoples' World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth's Rights
The Government of Bolivia calls on the peoples of the world, social movements and Mother Earth's defenders to the Peoples' World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth's Rights to be held from 20th to 22nd April 2010 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Sustainable Development - Sat Dec 10 2009
World Bank touts carbon market
The World Bank proudly defended the global carbon market in the Danish capital Tuesday for its "contribution" to efforts to mitigate climate change, in spite of criticism from civil society.
Sustainable Development - Fri Nov 20 2009
Climate change and the population 'bomb': a debate not to shy away from
When people think of the impact of population on climate change, they tend to glance towards China and India. But, their carbon emissions are four times lower than Europe and the US. This debate comes in times when the UN just released its World Population report 2009.
Gender /Sustainable Development - Thu Oct 08 2009
Why climate change is a woman's problem
While a UN climate change meeting was taking place in Bangkok, members of the broad coalition, Women for Climate Justice (GenderCC) reiterated the need to include women more comprehensively in the outcome documents of the ongoing meetings on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Sustainable Development - Tue Sep 29 2009
World Bank's role as climate talks near
With roughly two months until the Copenhagen climate negotiations commence, questions loom about quantities of climate finance and which institutions will channel it, leaving speculation about the role the World Bank will end up playing.
Sustainable Development - Thu Sep 03 2009
Significant pressure needed for a just outcome in Copenhagen
The process to date on negotiations that are going to culminate at talks in Copenhagen this December has been thoroughly lamentable.
Sustainable Development - Tue Sep 01 2009
Uganda: carbon trading scheme pushing people off their land
With the world’s attention focused on climate change, one of the methods suggested to reduce global carbon emissions is causing the displacement of indigenous persons as western companies rush to invest in tree-planting projects in developing countries.