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A global gathering of world elites is taking place in Davos, Switzerland, this week, claiming—as it does every year—to “define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas.” The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, held in the rarified elite space of the snow-capped Swiss Alps, consists, in its own words...
A review of climate targets and commitments by each country has been released during the UN climate conference in Poland. The independent review is supported by social movements, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions, faith and other civil society groups from the world over and measures the ‘fair share’...
Friends of the Earth International’s People Power Now manifesto sets out positive measures that will accelerate the transition towards a climate just world. In 2018, climate change made its presence felt in every corner of the world – and people are looking for solutions. People Power Now is Friends of the Earth...
The global food system is broken, leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight and driving the planet towards climate catastrophe, according to 130 national academies of science and medicine across the world. Providing a healthy, affordable, and environmentally friendly diet for all people will require a...
The world must get serious about matching multilateral money with multilateral needs, and devote at least 2% of world income to global public goods. And the time has come to think again about new global taxes, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs. Today, the provision of public goods and services at the global and regional level...
The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, through the Resolution no. A/C.3/73/L.30. The resolution was approved by 119 votes in favour, 7 votes against and 49 abstentions....
Limiting global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is the only way to achieve social justice while protecting our environment from devastating climate change. And, contrary to prevailing wisdom, it's not an impossible goal, writes Barbara Unmüßig for Project Syndicate According to the latest report by...
When the global financial crisis resurfaces, we the people will have to fill the vacuum in political leadership. It will call for a monumental mobilisation of citizens from below, focused on a single and unifying demand for a people’s bailout across the world. A full decade since the great crash of 2008, many...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have released a book version of the pioneering work by Mohammed Mesbahi, which proposes a ‘people’s strategy for world transformation’ based on a massive mobilisation of civil society to end hunger and life-threatening poverty as an overriding international priority. Mesbahi argues...
"Today, solving social problems within European nations does not require more growth - it requires a fairer distribution of the income and wealth that we already have." 238 academics call on the European Union and its member states to plan for a post-growth future in which human and ecological wellbeing is prioritised...
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, writes Riccardo Mastini for the Green European Journal.EU...
Ein wahrhaft universelles und bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen ist innerhalb jeder Nation, die unter der Schirmherrschaft der Vereinten Nationen koordiniert wird, letztendlich möglich. Dies wird jedoch zunächst von einem beispiellosen Maß an öffentlicher Unterstützung für den Zweck der Beendigung von Hunger und...
Fifteen leading economists, including three Nobel winners, argue that 'aid effectiveness' projects might yield satisfying micro-results, but they generally do little to change the systems that produce the problems in the first place. What we need instead is to tackle the real root causes of poverty, inequality and...
Three years after its adoption, most governments have failed to turn the proclaimed transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real policies. But despite the many gloomy trends, there is still room for change, writes Jens Martens for IPS news. When UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda, they signaled with the...
Wir sind so lange nicht in der Lage uns ein ernsthaftes neues ökonomisches Paradigma für die Verwaltung der gemeinsamen Ressourcen der Erde vorzustellen, bis wir nicht zuerst die Notwendigkeit einer psychosozialen Transformation in unserem Bewusstsein erfassen. Wobei die Erweiterung des Bewusstseins der...