Climate Change

Climate Change

Philippines: Hungry Farmers Asking Food Get Bullets

By Rey Ty

Government in the Philippines has responded with bullets when thousands of peasant protesters demanded for food aid and hunger relief.

Climate Change is About Women

By Carey Averbook & Leny Olivera

Climate change is about much more than climate change. Its impacts and driving factors intersect with a whole range of social, economic, political and cultural issues. Women, especially in the global South, are often particularly exposed to poverty, discrimination, lack of access to resources, exclusion from power and exposure to many forms of violence. When climate change impacts hit, the burdens women bear likewise increase disproportionately.

From MDGs to Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Reflecting on Environmental Sustainability Goal

By Eric Ngang A renewed thinking about availability of water for future generations using a sustainability thinking that focuses on both humans and natural systems is crucial at the moment when the world is currently reflecting on development goals that shall serve as signpost, guiding development post 2015.
Malawi president praying

Malawi Prays for Flood Victims

A government-initiated national prayer has been observed in the Malawian city of Blantyre to pray for the flood victims. The deadly floods have affected over 600,000 people in 15 districts of Malawi since early January with 79 dead and hundreds more injured or missing.

Does Culture Matter in Sustainability? A Takeaway from Rio+20

In June, the world turned its attention to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD 2012). At the same time, on the...

Climate Change and Gender Inequality in Bolivia: Why We Need Sustainable Development

June 2012 saw the convergence of world leaders, powerful participants of world governments, agents of the private sector, and non-governmental organizations at the United...

Climate Change Drives Rural-Urban Migration to Dhaka’s Slums

Due to climate change-driven rising flood waters in Bangladesh workers are leaving their land and moving to the country’s cities in their droves. Seasonal flooding...

News Analysis: Winners and losers in the Durban climate deal

In the early hours of a December Sunday morning, governments meeting at the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, set a path...