Port Covington has an opportunity to help hundreds of ex-offenders find sustainable employment and combat the city’s recidivism rates.
This summer’s International Labour Conference is our chance to initiate an intersectional view of supply chains.
IPS Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha will be a panelist for “Session VI: Moving forward with IIA Reform” in the conference on “Investment Treaty Reform: Reshaping Economic Governance in the Era of Sustainable Development.”
“Here we are in the middle of a climate crisis, and we have investor lawsuits against governments over policies to encourage renewable energy,” says Sarah Anderson at a UN preparatory event for the Financing for Development summit.
Kaganga John acts locally to promote sustainable development in his Ugandan village, but he thinks globally.
I’d much rather that representatives of the world’s nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.
Don’t bank on a new “green economy” to solve our climate challenges.
Simply obtaining measures to implement the commitments made 20 years ago would be better than creating any new corporate-driven initiatives or issuing yet more empty promises.
Government efforts to finance job creation and other public goods can clash with subsidies restrictions in trade agreements.
In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities–and what we can learn from them.
A carbon tax was always going against the grain — against the presumption that the most straightforward and effective approach to carbon emissions pricing couldn’t prevail over America’s special-interest politics and tax aversion — and against the smart money that insisted on hiding the price and buying off the opposition.
How can we bring back good jobs and sound infrastructure back to the former Motor City?
If rich countries respond to their own financial woes by slashing aid to the world’s poorest countries, the Millennium Development Goals will end up on the boulevard of broken dreams.
In The Perils of Globeerization, Chris O’Brien argues that beer can literally save the world.