Issue No. 335/336 (2018)
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Fleshing out the implementation of the Paris Agreement
climate change conference ushers in 'Katowice Climate Package'
UN climate talks succeeded in producing the rules for the implementation
of the Paris climate treaty, dubbed the 'Katowice Climate Package'.
By Meena Raman and Evelyn
for implementation of Paris Agreement adopted
Decisions for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA) were adopted
a day later than initially scheduled for the closure of the UN climate
change conference in Katowice.
By Meena Raman
key decisions on the Paris Agreement implementation rules
The following article provides a brief analysis of some of the key decisions
of the Katowice climate conference and the fights that went on prior
to their adoption.
By Meena Raman
finance decisions adopted at climate talks
The Katowice UN climate change conference also adopted several important
decisions on finance. The article below presents highlights of the decisions
adopted, along with some of the contentious issues raised.
By Indrajit Bose and Meena
importance of equity and finance for more climate ambition
at a side-event at Katowice highlighted the linkage between finance
and climate ambition, stressing that developing countries will only
dare commit themselves to greater emission cuts when they are assured
that the monies pledged will come through.
By Prerna Bomzan
24: An Indigenous Peoples' view
Indigenous Peoples from around the world participated in the Katowice
climate change conference.
By Andrea Carmen
a champion of climate justice
The following is the text of a eulogy delivered at the funeral on 21
December of Bernarditas Mueller, who had represented developing countries
in various capacities in the UN climate negotiations over the years.
By Vice Yu
report on Himalayan mountains raises dire climate change warnings
Global warming will have detrimental effects on the timing and magnitude
of streamflows and hence water supplies in the Hindu Kush Himalayan
region, which forms the origin of 10 major river basins and sustains
the livelihood of 240 million people.
By Prerna Bomzan
control of Indonesia's oceans
Indonesian activists are helping to build a global movement to resist
the financialisation and privatisation of the world's oceans.
By Salena Tramel
change in Africa: Is my house on fire?
A South African writer reflects on some of the problems of combatting
climate change in Africa.
By Sindi-Leigh McBride
the vessel is sinking
If the earth is, figuratively speaking, like a sinking vessel, it is
because we have not paid any attention to any of the recommendations
made during the last decade.
By Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Six decades on, the resource curse continues to wreak destruction in
the Niger Delta.
By Orji Sunday
gamble for profit that placed Indian cotton farmers in corporate noose
The dubious performance (failure) of Bt cotton, officially India's only
genetically modified (GM) crop, should serve as a warning as the push
within the country to adopt GM across a wide range of food crops continues.
By Colin Todhunter
India respond robustly to US paper on 'differentiation'
China and India have offered a robust response to the United States
over its attempts to 'differentiate' among developing countries on
which of them could avail of special and differential treatment at
the World Trade Organisation.
By D Ravi Kanth
is the problem, not the solution
The claim that high-yielding industrial agriculture is the only answer
to double food production is questioned.
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram
The battle for the future
Washington has used the full force of its legal system to cripple
Huawei, alleging that the Chinese telecommunications company’s 5G
technology can be used for espionage.
By Humberto Campodonico
war on Venezuela is built on lies
A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is 'too difficult'
By John Pilger
UN rapporteur: US sanctions against Venezuela causing economic and
A former United Nations rapporteur has criticised the US 'economic
warfare' against Venezuela, which he claimed was the real reason for
the economic and humanitarian crisis facing the country.
media fall in lockstep for cheap Venezuela aid PR stunt
The Western media has slavishly echoed the US narrative on the situation
in Venezuela which has portrayed President Maduro as a heartless dictator
blocking aid for his starving people.
By Adam Johnson
urges UK to end rule over Chagos Islands
Britain suffered a humiliating drubbing in February when the World
Court rejected its claim to the Chagos Islands and called on it to
'decolonise' the islands.
By Brett Wilkins
protests in Haiti, like France's Yellow Vests, threaten modern oligarchic
The neo-Duvalier era in Haiti that has largely been orchestrated by
the US is now in danger of finally falling apart.
By Whitney Webb
as Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of millions of tribespeople
A recent order by the Indian Supreme Court for the eviction of some
8 million forest dwellers is a veritable death sentence on them, say
million women build their wall
On New Year's Day, 5.5 million women in the Indian state of Kerala
- one in three women in the state - took to the streets to protest
against an entry ban on women between 10-50 into a well-known temple.
By Vijay Prashad
transformation of the global food system is an imperative
Feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy
and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating
habits, improving food production and reducing food waste.
N Kumaran Asan (1873-1924) was an Indian social reformer, philosopher
and poet of Malayalam literature. Honoured in 1922 as a 'Mahkavi'
(Great Poet) by Madras University, he died tragically two years later
when the boat in which he was travelling in his native Kerala capsized.
By N Kumaran Asan
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