Climate change will reshape the world’s agricultural trade

Luciana Porfirio, David Newth, John Finnigan (*) – The Conversation (**) Ending world hunger is a central aspiration of modern society. To address this challenge – along with expanding agricultural land and intensifying crop yields – we rely on global … Continue reading

“Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of the United Nations”

by Kul Chandra Gautam (nepa-laya, Kathmandu, 2018) Book review by Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal Kul Chandra Gautam’s extraordinary memoir resonates on so many levels, depending on one’s perspective. I trekked through its more than 500 pages as … Continue reading

A national inquiry on climate change, a dialogue process open to the carbon majors

Ecojesuit* Divestment and re-investment is one of the key strategies in approaching the sustained use of fossil fuels.  Meanwhile, significant green energy sources are emerging and decisions being made at the domestic level.  The law too is exploring ways to … Continue reading

A Journey From a Nepali Village to the Upper Ranks of UNICEF

By Sir Arthur Richard Jolly BRIGHTON, UK, Aug 28 2018 (IPS) – Kul Gautam’s memoir is everything which one hopes for from a good biography. There are difficulties all along the way, obstacles and challenges overcome and a vision pursued with … Continue reading

Has Globalization Enhanced Development Cooperation?

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram* KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 2018 (IPS) – Protracted economic stagnation in rich countries continues to threaten the development prospects of poorer countries. Globalization and economic liberalization over the last few decades have integrated developing countries into … Continue reading

Conflict Theory and Biosphere Annihilation

Robert J. Burrowes* In a recent article titled ‘Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’, I pointed out that existing conflict theory pays little attention to the extinction-causing conflict being ongoingly generated by human over-consumption in the finite planetary biosphere (and, among … Continue reading

U.S. Congress Votes to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Regulations as Banks Make Record Profits

By Nicole Goodkind * – Newsweek t’s been a good year for financial companies. U.S. Banks profited by a record breaking $56 billion during the first quarter of 2018, up 27.5 percent from the year prior, because of tax cuts and … Continue reading