As poor countries are disproportionately affected by the financial, food, climate
and security crises, the Non-Aligned Movement's call for greater international cooperation must no longer be drowned out by the rhetoric of the G8 and the G20, argues Rajesh Makwana.
Following the latest weak outcome of the Commission on Sustainable Development, it is time to ask if the United Nations is achieving enough in the realm of sustainable agriculture - and to start building a grassroots movement that can forge a new vision for the future, writes Adam W. Parsons.
issue of globally-managed food reserves is receiving increased attention from
policymakers in light of the food price crisis. But will the current proposals
help achieve food security, or do we need a new framework to discuss their
implementation? A backgrounder, by Adam W. Parsons.
The relentless pursuit of economic
growth promotes the unsustainable consumption patterns that underpin the
climate crisis. Only a clearer understanding of the causes and greater public engagement
can finally urge governments to act on climate change, argues
The priority given to short term growth in mainstream economics undermines the Earth's ability to maintain its ecological balance and neglects the principle of fairness in the distribution of resources, according to the new book ‘Right Relationship'. A review by Alexia Eastwood.
The climate change conference in Copenhagen during March
2009 highlighted a growing gulf between science, policy and action - a fatal
flaw that increases the risk of an abrupt and irreversible climatic shift. A
backgrounder by STWR.
As critics proclaim the
death of neoliberalism amidst an international financial crisis, globalisation
theory is set to go into a tailspin. A short introduction to the academic globalisation
debate, by Adam W. Parsons.
Sharing the land and
resources of the world more equally is the basis for the ‘Next World Economy’ founded
upon comprehensive tax reform and Earth
Rights Democracy, says a new book by Alanna Hartzok. Review by Alexia Eastwood.
The real path to peace in the Middle East, requiring the establishment of
a fully sovereign Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza, is dependent on Israel's recognition of its responsibility to ensure economic justice in the Palestinian territories, says Adam W. Parsons.