Loss and damage caused by climate change: legal strategies for vulnerable countries” by Joy Hyvarinen suggests that vulnerable countries may benefit from considering strategies beyond the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol and highlights new proposals about reparations under international law. Continue reading
The governments of the Western industrialized world have provided over $4.6 trillion (in constant 2007 dollars) to the world’s less-developed countries (LDCs) over the past 50 years, the equivalent of several Marshall Plans. Some of this has been extremely useful, but aid to advance economic development has not worked well
Karibati Climate activist Wanita Limpus. Credit Catherine Wilson/IPS
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct 1 2012 (IPS) – Climate activist Wanita Limpus, from the low-lying island nation of Kiribati in the Central Pacific Ocean, says the outcome of the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in June was a serious letdown for small, developing island states.Half of the 10 million people of the Pacific islands reside within 1.5 km of the coastline, and climate change and rising sea levels are a reality threatening human security now. Continue reading
Speaking at a meeting on UNCATD’s contribution to the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs this September, Arjun Karki, LDC Watch International Coordinator presented the NGO perspective Continue reading
Coordinated international action is urgently needed to prevent rising food prices from hurting tens of millions of people over the coming months, the heads of the three United Nations food and agricultural agencies said in a joint statement today. Continue reading
The Norwegian Minister of Development Heikki Holmås announced in August that Norway would assess the legitimacy of developing countries’ debt to Norway. Continue reading
Ensemble ils représentent une fortune estimée à 4.600 milliards de dollars, soit 3,75 milliards de dollars en moyenne par personne.
La Cnuced (Conférence des Nations Unies pour le commerce et le développement) suggère de taxer les milliardaires pour dégager des dizaines de milliards de dollars de ressources en faveur des pays en développement, dans son dernier rapport annuel sur la situation économique et sociale. Continue reading
The Rio+20 conference, proved to be a mixed bag for the Pacific Islands, which have an enormous stake in seeing sustainable development take root.