By Kai Kornhuber Photo by Reuters (NewAge) Three months ago, in early November the UNFCCC summit (COP, Conference of the Parties) took … Continue reading
Even though working towards tackling the drivers and impacts of a changing climate is what constitutes the climate regime, the decisions made therein are not only pertinent to addressing climate change.
Summary of past and present deforestation trends in the Amazon and associated implications for climate change and Brazilian private sector companies in the pulp, paper and agribusiness industries.
by Raphael Danglade Brazil has always been subject to a lot of covetousness as a result of its rich and diverse natural environment. Over the past fifty years the Amazon, … Continue reading
Placing Faith in Climate Activism: A Review of the Roles of Religions in Addressing Climate Change Ethically
by Sirca S. Gogus PART I Whenever I am asked why I chose to specialise in climate change (often over raised eyebrows), be it among a crowd of fancy suits … Continue reading
Second day of the COP20, and the plenary is full of delegates discussing the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). The atmosphere is really … Continue reading
Is REDD+ the right approach to reducing deforestation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South Pacific?
By Rory Walshe Greenpeace protesting deforestation in Papua New Guinea (Greenpeace Australia/Pacific 2011) 1. Introduction In international climate change policy, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is often … Continue reading
by Sirca S. Gogus A contemplation about the economic human, homo economicus, its so-called “rational” strive to maximise human well-being at the expense of the environment and whether Payments for Ecosystem … Continue reading
The elephant in the room: policy based responses to climate change are still failing to account for indigenous voices
By: Rory Walshe and Alejandro Argumedo An op-ed from the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) Initiative Secretariat Indigenous people are one of the most vulnerable groups to … Continue reading
Written by Grace Eunhye Lee Following the Rio+20 Earth Summit’s decision to strengthen the UNEP’s role as the leading global environmental authority to fulfill its coordination mandate among multilateral environmental … Continue reading