August 10, 2017
In the lead-up to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the UN's 2015 Paris climate deal, Amnesty International published a press release asserting that the President's planned withdrawal would precipiate a "human rights catastrophe of epic proportions," violating global "rights to life, to health, food, water and housing."
August 09, 2017
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal of the environmental activist organization WWF has called on Group of 7 countries (G7) to treat the agreed targets of the UN's 2015 Paris climate agreement as a baseline for ambitious, "immediate" action toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ramping up "climate finance" for poor countries.
August 07, 2017
A recent paper from the Centre for International Governance Innovation calls for the global, "integrated policy package" toward combating climate change, achieving "sustainable development," and pushing investments toward "climate finance" opportunities to achieve the ambitious goals of the 2015 UN Paris agreement on global warming.
July 27, 2017
The nongovernmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch has called on national governments to follow the guidance of UN agencies in favor of policies that respect “sexual and reproductive rights” by allowing broad access to abortion.
July 17, 2017
In a report commissioned by the German foreign office, Berlin think tank Adelphi considers how climate change has "exacerbated" ongoing conflicts in Africa and the Mideast and predicts that the failure of the UN's ambitious agenda on halting global warming would contribute to security risks by bolstering resource-focused terrorist recruiting strategies.
May 26, 2017
In a recent speech at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum, former President of Ireland and environment campaigner Mary Robinson called for a new version of global multilateralism that focuses on, as its highest priority, "overcoming the existential threat of climate change while enabling sustainable development for all."
May 12, 2017
A report published by a coalition of nongovernmental organizations examines the political progress of EU member states toward implementing the UN climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2015 and criticizes most of these countries for seeking "loopholes" in the bloc's climate legislation that will allegedly slow efforts toward the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
April 19, 2017
Director general of the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa Belay Begashaw has argued for increased global governance in the form of international peer-pressure and resource coordination to ensure that less-capable national governments do not fail to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
March 30, 2017
Sven Harmeling of the nongovernmental organization CARE International has published a piece outlining mechanisms of the UN and Group of 20 (G20) countries whose upcoming meetings will place pressure on global policymakers to increase their financial contributions intended to reduce future impacts of global warming.
March 28, 2017
Benjamin Bull of ADF International has published an article describing the work of his nongovernmental organization to "reclaim international law" by working within global and regional organizations to expand the recognition of the Judeo-Christian roots of human rights, including conscience rights, and push a more conservative vision of global governance.