Friday, November 28, 2014
  1. Sustainable Development Economics

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  2. The Killing Forests

    Alex Soros

    The Killing Forests

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     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

  3. Emissions Reduction by the Numbers

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Emissions Reduction by the Numbers

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     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

  4. The Bonfire of the Subsidies

    Kevin Watkins

    The Bonfire of the Subsidies

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     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

  5. 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

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