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.
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."
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.
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).
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.