The climate crisis is set to bear the same hallmarks of inequality, whereby the world’s poorest are expected to suffer most. This is why just transitions are such an integral part of climate action, writes Elaine Burke.
Ahead of critical talks at the World Trade Organization, civil society and trade unions from the Global South are calling on rich countries’ leaders to stop blocking a proposal to waive certain intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and other medical products.
Refusal to temporarily suspend several World Trade Organization intellectual property provisions to enable much faster and broader progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic should be grounds for International Criminal Court prosecution for genocide.
The new U.S. administration should begin with an honest accounting of the abundance so unequally hoarded in the nation's coffers, followed by a plan to share it more fairly. By Rev Dr Liz Theoharis for TomDispatch.