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  • NGO: UN Climate Failure Would Bolster Terrorist Recruitment

    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.

  • Activist Seeks Global Governance for "Climate Justice"

    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."

  • NGOs Criticize EU Progress on UN Climate Deal

    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.

  • NGO Leader Calls for Global Governance to Achieve SDGs

    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).

  • NGO: Countries Must Contribute More to "Climate Resilience"

    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.

  • NGO Advocates Conservative Form of Global Governance

    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.

  • Article Calls for Multistakeholder Internet Governance

    March 17, 2017

    Samir Saran of the Observer Research Foundation writes that the reformation of the global governance of the internet should be based on a "Multistakeholderism 2.0" model based on consultation with nongovernmental organizations and activists on issues ranging from internet security to "affordable digital access."

  • NGO Criticizes UNHCR Approach to Refugee Returns

    March 02, 2017

    Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch calls on the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) to refuse to cooperate with governments in returning asylum seekers to their countries of origin when these countries present such dangers as natural disasters and armed conflicts.

  • Rights Activist Fears for Australian UNHRC Membership

    March 01, 2017

    In an interview with The Guardian, National Director of Amnesty International Australia Claire Mallinson argued that human rights concerns regarding Australia, ranging from the detention of illegal migrants to a failure to sufficiently criticize policy proposals from US President Donald Trump, could jeopardize the country's seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

  • NGO: EU Must Close All Coal Plants by 2030

    February 23, 2017

    Demonstrating nongovernmental organizations' use of the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015 as a tool to push ambitious global action reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EurActiv reports that a study from climate policy institute Climate Analytics says the EU must close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2030 to meet its promises under the deal.

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