If world leaders and policymakers are
paying merely lip service to the unfolding human and environmental catastrophe,
is the growing power of the people's voice sufficient to challenge the
immense forces that stand in the way of creating a just and sustainable world?
Bullying and bribery tactics employed by developed countries, including the UK and the US, have skewed the current climate negotiations in their favour. Governments need to give serious consideration to the real world implications of their efforts to backtrack on legal commitments, says a report by the World Development Movement.
An empowered and reformed United Nations system could meet the challenges of achieving greater peace, democracy and human rights and a way of life based on more sustainable management of our planet, says a report by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.
With the convergence of multiple transnational crises, the so-called democracies of the North and South are failing the vast majority of people. Only the united action of citizens around the world can bring the transformational change needed to achieve global justice, writes Kumi Naidoo.
To avert the triple crises of finance, climate change and political trust, political power must shift from centralised sources to citizens and civil society. This change will enable the growth of a healthier economy and democracy, says a report by the Carnegie UK Trust.
There is a close link between awareness of problems such as poverty and climate change, and active support for tackling them. Ensuring people have opportunities to learn more about global issues will prevent us from turning inward in a globalised world, says a report by DEA.
Global governance remains ill-equipped to address challenges such as terrorism, climate change and food insecurity. We need genuine multilateral cooperation and renewed institutions to manage shared risks, says a report by the Center on International Cooperation.