The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal Nature by several high-profile climate scientists and policy makers.
Reclaiming Public Services is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energy, water and health care. This is an in-depth world tour of new initiatives in public ownership and the variety of approaches to deprivatisation.
A Special Rapporteur of the United Nations held a panel discussion on universal basic income and the future of human rights on June 8, 2017, in which the prospects for achieving this progressive policy were discussed alongside prominent supporters.
The recent Progress Report on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) paints a skewed and misleading picture about how SDG implementation is proceeding, while hindering any form of accountability. These effects are convenient for the political forces who want to cherry-pick the SDGs into oblivion, while delivering more of the same neoliberal, top-down policies that even the IMF now admits have only resulted in increased inequality and insecurity. By Kate Donald, director of CESR's Rights in Sustainable Development program.
The number of people forced to flee their homes by war and persecution has risen to record levels for the third year running, with 65.6 million people displaced around the world – more than the population of Britain.