Sunday, November 23, 2014
  1. The Killing Forests

    Alex Soros

    The Killing Forests


     urges Peru's government to curb deforestation by upholding indigenous people's land rights.

    Peru deforestation Amazon Jagubal/Flickr

    According to Global Witness, from 2002 to 2013, more than 900 people in 35 countries died defending the environment or fighting for the right to their land. Peru is a prime example of a country where activists from indigenous communities are murdered with virtual impunity – and the rate of killing may be far higher than reported. READ MORE

  2. Emissions Reduction by the Numbers

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Emissions Reduction by the Numbers


     proposes a formula to determine whether countries are doing enough.

    emission cuts by country

    The US and China have announced a bilateral deal that would cut both countries’ greenhouse-gas emissions significantly over the next 20 years. But how can we determine whether the US and Chinese targets – and those proposed by other countries – are fair? READ MORE

  3. The Bonfire of the Subsidies

    Kevin Watkins

    The Bonfire of the Subsidies


     calls on the G-20 to redeem its pledge to phase out fossil-fuel subsidies.

    coal and corruption Hu Guolin/ZumaPress

    The number of chances that the world will have to address climate change is dwindling. One of them comes with this week’s G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, where leaders of the world’s advanced and major emerging economies can signal serious intent by cutting the fossil-fuel subsidies that fuel global warming. READ MORE

  4. A Wildlife Awakening

    Achim Steiner

    A Wildlife Awakening

    &  highlight growing awareness of the need to strengthen protection of the world's endangered species.

    Monarch butterfly migration/Nagarajan Kanna/Flickr Nagarajan Kanna/Flickr

    A recently published report brings some alarming news: wildlife numbers have halved over the last four decades. In response to the threats to a growing number of species, governments are convening in Quito, Ecuador, to determine the fate of nearly three dozen species, and to negotiate new measures to safeguard many more. READ MORE

  5. Europe’s Energy Essentials

    Ana Palacio

    Europe’s Energy Essentials


     defines the three key elements of a comprehensive and unified European energy policy.

    Europe lights at night NASA GSFC/Flickr

    As global developments challenge European values, welfare, and security, EU leaders must focus on building a new energy system that ensures a secure supply, competitive pricing, and ecological sustainability. The good news is that a framework to facilitate this initiative is already emerging. READ MORE

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