‘Latin America returns to the global economy’. That’s the message that Argentina’s right-wing President Macri wants world leaders to take away from the World Trade Organisation’s 11th Ministerial Summit in Buenos Aires.
In advance of French President Macron’s climate and finance summit, prominent economists call for an immediate end to investments in new fossil fuel production and infrastructure, and encourage a dramatic increase in investments in renewable energy.
Without public recognition of the politics behind disease and famine, it is harder to hold leaders accountable, or indeed to take any measures – beyond the purely technical or charity-minded – to mitigate future disasters. And nowhere is the blindness to context in famine reporting more pervasive than in Africa, writes Alex de Waal.
Tu ed io costituiamo il sistema stesso che incolpiamo per i problemi del mondo, illustrato chiaramente a Natale quando derubiamo la nostra fragile terra nei negozi del centro in nome di Gesù. Quale modo migliore per celebrare la nascita di Cristo quest’anno che unirsi sotto la bandiera della libertà e della giustizia e dimostrare pacificamente per porre fine alla fame e alla povertà in tutto il mondo, scrive Mohammed Mesbahi.
In an analysis (pdf) published Thursday that throws into stark relief the "unjust and unsustainable" nature of what economists have termed the New Gilded Age, the Swiss financial firm UBS found that the wealth of the world's billionaires grew by 17 percent in 2016, bringing their combined fortune to a record $6 trillion -- more than double the gross domestic product of the United Kingdom.