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Environment

What if more of the arms and defense sector moved into manufacturing health and other products permanently? Surely this is the time for a focus on what peace and security really mean for us all, writes Martin Butcher for Oxfam International. All over the world we have radically changed our ways of life as the...
The world stands on the brink of a food crisis worse than any seen for at least 50 years, the UN has warned as it urged governments to act swiftly to avoid disaster. Better social protections for poor people are urgently needed as the looming recession following the coronavirus pandemic may put basic nutrition beyond...
How can we stop the overshoot of our planet’s capacity and reach fair sharing at the same time? The Dutch Footprint Group present their proposal based on equal rights for all, written by Jan Juffermans for Resilience.org. In 2016 I was invited to deliver the Domela Nieuwenhuis Memorial Lecture in the city of...
"The pandemic has changed the game. We have the resources to build an economic model that doesn’t trash the planet and provides for all." STWR join the statement from the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice. The word apocalypse comes from the word for revelation. The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing what the...
The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call to stop exceeding the planet’s limits, write Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Kate Raworth. The COVID-19 coronavirus has forced entire countries into lockdown mode, terrified citizens around the world, and triggered a financial-market meltdown. The...
Sign a petition from the International Peace Bureau (IPB) calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs. The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a...
The world is "way off track" from meeting targets to limit global warming as the signs of a climate emergency grow more damaging, the United Nations has warned. Increasing heat, accelerating sea level rises, and extreme weather in 2019 were all indications of the impact of failing to rein in carbon emissions, said a...
A new transatlantic project will explore how new models of public ownership can shape the emerging commanding heights of the economy. By Thomas Hanna and Mathew Lawrence. As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising economic inequality, assaults on...
A Green New Deal has the potential to address both the climate crisis and global inequality, with potentially major implications for U.S. foreign policy. But this will mean confronting the structural inequalities, both national and global, that have been violently imposed throughout history and that still shape the...
Children in the biggest carbon-emitting nations are healthiest, while those with tiny environmental footprints suffer twofold from poor health and living at the sharp end of the climate crisis, reports Saeed Kamali Dehghan. Every country in the world is failing to shield children’s health and their futures from...
La seguente intervista con il fondatore di STWR, Mohammed S. Mesbahi, esamina sia le implicazioni politiche contemporanee sia quelle spirituali più profonde della condivisione delle risorse mondiali in relazione alla crescente emergenza climatica, partendo da una discussione programmatica sulla rilevanza del principio...
Southern Africa is in the throes of a climate emergency, with hunger levels in the region on a previously unseen scale, the UN has warned. Years of drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray have left 45 million people facing severe food shortages, with women and children bearing the brunt of the crisis, said...
STWR have published a book version of the popular dialogue with Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled ‘The intersection of politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis’. The extended interview with Mesbahi—now available in print for a wider audience—provides an inspiring answer to the most important question...
The UN’s relief coordinator, Mark Lowcock, believes next year could be worse than a “terrible” 2019, when conflict, the climate emergency and economic desperation left 165 million people in need of aid. Extreme storms, drought and other disasters driven by the climate crisis hit the world’s poorest “first and worst...
At COP25, the world has moved even further from core principles of equity in tackling the climate crisis. By Kabir Agarwal for The Wire. On Saturday evening, as COP25 pushed 24 hours beyond its planned deadline, the global climate action group Extinction Rebellion delivered what it said was a mass of “Madrid’s...