To unlock the needed ambition at the latest climate negotiations in Bangkok, each country must undertake its fair share of action – based on both their share of the responsibility for the crisis and their capacity to act – if the planet is to meet its collective climate goals, writes Adriano Campolina.
Two hundred of the world’s most prominent artists and scientists signed an open letter in French daily Le Monde on Monday calling for urgent political action to address the “global catastrophe” facing mankind and other species.
We are experiencing a systemic crisis. The environmental, economic, social and political crises are part of an interrelated and interdependent whole. It is impossible to solve one of these crises without addressing the others. Complementarities between Vivir Bien, degrowth, the commons, deglobalisation and other proposals are fundamental to advance in the process of constructing systemic alternatives. A book compilation edited by Pabo Solón and published by Fundación Solón, Attac France and Focus on the Global South.
Owing to the limits of eco-efficiency and the need to liberate environmental space for the global poor, new policy instruments should be designed to bring about ecological fair sharing between countries and a new economy based on the concept of sufficiency.
The international human rights lawyer Philip Alston is investigating extreme poverty in the UK, following his similar visit to the US earlier this year. He will examine if the right to an adequate standard of living, enshrined in UN conventions, is being breached across the country.