Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII – Keeping the spirit of Paris alive?
By Janto S. Hess Following up on the optimistic spirit that reducing global emissions effectively will no longer remain a mere dream – created at the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading
What can we expect from COP 21 in Paris?
by Janto S. Hess © Flickr/POC21 – Proof of Concept The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) will open its doors in November 2015 in Paris. After historical reduction targets … 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
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
The adaptation finance landscape: Why adaptation finance should be additional to traditional aid
Written by Janto S. Hess The parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed in 1995 to financially support developing countries for costs of damage caused … Continue reading
Can ‘homo economicus’ help save the environment?
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
Urban Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction on the road to the second Hyogo Framework for Action: Insights from the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
by Petros Theodorou This piece touches upon two issues. Firstly, it seeks to highlight the necessity of urgent action in Asia in terms of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) by a … 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
Using Official Development Assistance to Complement Adaptation Funding
by Sirca S. Gogus This article aims to analyse why and how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process impedes the holistic adaptation policy and practice, and how … Continue reading