Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Land & Food
Global Issues

As the world prepares for a pivotal climate conference in Paris this December, countries are offering their national plans to tackle a changing climate. These plans, known as intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), contain details of what each country is prepared to do as part of a new global climate agreement.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Land & Food
Water
Global Issues

Negotiators from 193 countries agreed 17 sustainable development goals for 2030 in New York on Sunday.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Global Issues

Transnational crime, illicit exploitation of resources, climate change, natural disasters and other factors that threatened small island developing States must be addressed globally and in the context of international stability, speakers stressed in an all-day open debate in the Security Council.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Capacity Building
Cities
Asia
Gianna Gayle Herrera Amul and Maxim Shrestha, RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies

Cities need to be recognized, increasingly more so for their role in implementing necessary and timely action to address the impacts of climate change where it matters – at the local level. With majority of the global population living in urban environments, cities are major sources of carbon emissions as well as highly vulnerable to climate impacts. The involvement and participation of cities and urban localities are therefore important and required in terms of both climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Land & Food
Minerals & Mining
Private Sector
Asia
Dr. Will Rifkin, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia

The impact on farmers of drought exacerbated by climate change can be mitigated by aspects of certain forms of resource extraction.  However, the Australian experience suggests that such measures involve trade-offs.  These trade-offs illustrate how our energy choices are becoming increasingly com

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Asia
Jacob Glass, Interview with Saleemul Huq

When it comes to climate change vulnerability, it sometimes seems as if all eyes are on Bangladesh.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Global Issues
Michael Conathan

The filibuster has gone international.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Energy

Moscow, 14 August 2012 — Environmental activists warned Tuesday that drilling for oil in the Russian Arctic could have disastrous consequences because of a lack of technology and infrastructure to deal with a possible spill in a remote region with massive icebergs and heavy storms.

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