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Environment

Only about half the funds required are being provided by rich countries, according to a report by Oxfam. The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by...
Two important reports were released last month, neither getting the kind of attention they deserve, writes Vijay Prashad for the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 4 April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III report was published, evoking a strong reaction from the United...
The number of people suffering from extreme hunger reached an all-time high in 2021 and is on track to increase further this year—unless wealthy countries ramp up efforts to "tackle the root causes of food crises rather than just responding after they occur." By Kenny Stancil for Common Dreams. That's the key...
There is plenty of information alerting against the ongoing devastating human war on Mother Nature. And the message is clear, writes Baher Kamal for IPS News. The gloomy picture is drawn from indisputable scientific conclusions and should be already known by everybody, in particular by decision-makers, whether they...
After wrapping up a worldwide civil disobedience campaign to call for a "climate revolution," scientists have pledged to keep fighting for the ambitious action they warn is necessary to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of the fossil-fueled global emergency. Report by Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams. "...
World leaders are under pressure to conclude years of talks on an agreement to protect open oceans that help sustain life on Earth, cover almost half the planet and currently fall under no country's laws. As plans to protect and restore ecosystems across the world are mainstreamed, conservationists hope an oceans...
Governments must start treating the climate crisis as a national security concern on a par with war as climate breakdown threatens countries’ stability and safety, the global chief of the Red Cross has warned. Jagan Chapagain, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,...
The world is spending at least $1.8tn (£1.3tn) every year on subsidies driving the annihilation of wildlife and a rise in global heating, according to a new study, prompting warnings that humanity is financing its own extinction. From tax breaks for beef production in the Amazon to financial support for unsustainable...
An analysis by the Center for Global Development (CGD) reports that the average Briton produced more carbon dioxide in the first two days of January than an average person from the Democratic Republic of Congo would in an entire year. This study shows that rich and poor countries have vast energy inequalities, with...
Ne moremo si resno zamisliti nove ekonomske paradigme za upravljanje skupnih zemeljskih virov brez poglobljenega razmisleka o potrebi po vsesvetovni psihološki in družbeni preobrazbi, s katero se bo zavedanje povprečnega človeka razširilo v smeri sprejemanja skupnega dobrega za celotno človeštvo. Avtor Mohammed...
Over 50 Nobel laureates across the globe have come together and signed an open letter for all the countries to cut their military spending by 2 percent a year for the next five years. The group has suggested that the money saved should instead be invested in a UN fund to combat pandemics, climate crisis, and extreme...
A total of 274 million people worldwide will need emergency aid and protection in 2022, a 17 per cent increase compared with this year, the UN has reported.  The amount is equivalent to “the world’s fourth most populous country”, Martin Griffiths, UN Humanitarian Affairs chief said at the launch of the 2022 Global...
With continuing hypocrisy and obstructionism by governments of major countries at global climate talks, humanity’s best hope lies in the social movements of the most marginalized, writes Basav Sen for FPIF. The UN climate talks (Conference of the Parties, or COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded in mid-November...
For at least the last 30 years, not a single country has met the basic needs of its residents without overconsuming natural resources, according to new research led by the University of Leeds. If current trends continue, no country will do so over the next three decades either, perpetuating human deprivation and...
Activists and civil society representatives have accused rich nations at COP26 of a "shameful" lack of ambition. Originally published by Left Foot Forward. Activists and civil society representatives have accused rich nations at Cop26 of a “shameful” lack of ambition and of preparing an “escape hatch” in the summit...