Authored by Durwood Zaelke & Paul Bledsoe Addressing Both Near-Term and Long-Term Climate Protection Three years ago this month, President...
Just two months ago I visited Hiroshima for the first time. I met an atomic bomb survivor and we embraced as tomodachi. We called our moment, "The Hiroshima Hug."
For over four decades, leaders from the world’s major advanced economies have gathered to discuss pressing global challenges at the annual Group...
The G7 Summit in Shima, Japan, is the first occasion for the G7 Heads of States to gather since the Paris Agreement was agreed upon last December. One would expect affirmation of the Agreement, particularly given how prominent climate and energy is on the official G7 agenda.
Pandemics are back on the agenda for the 2016 G7 Summit, which convenes this week in Ise-Shima Japan. The Group of Seven is expected to further its commitments to global health security.
This post was co-written with Sarah Lyn Vollmer. The Paris Agreement sends a power signal that governments must shift global resources towards clean ...
The town of Ise-Shima itself is home to the one of the most revered Shinto shrines in Japan and a proud part of our history. But the government is also about promoting the nation's cutting-edge art, technology and culture abroad.
The sun has finally appeared, and the TV trucks are rolling out of this ancient hot springs town on the outskirts of Sendai, Japan. This was the location over the weekend of the G7 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers which, although civil, has ended with a lack of consensus.
The chances are the pair of hands that helped you into this world and the ones that will help you leave it belong to people you will never know. That is if you were lucky enough to be born where access to healthcare providers is readily available.
From both hostile and friendly leaders, immigration is often characterized as a source of class conflict, political tension, and social disruption. Yet, it is also true that immigrants can help solve 21st century elder caregiving needs; and caregiving needs can help solve the immigration crisis.
In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.
To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.
After decades of pollution, it is clear that the rich countries of the world, particularly the countries of the G7, must act to stop pollution from coal -- the biggest contributor to climate disruption.
Despite 21 years of disappointments and near misses, I see reason for great optimism that the world's 193-nations might just agree to meaningful, measurable reductions of carbon pollution.
Last week, at the G7 Summit, leaders of some of the world's largest economies pledged support for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This is an important and welcome step toward the state protection of human rights, but it's just the beginning.
This week, the G7 leaders convened in a Bavarian castle and announced a landmark commitment to phase out fossil fuels by 2100. This is a hugely important step on the road to, as Angela Merkel put it, 'decarbonizing the global economy in the course of this century.'