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What's Really Happening at COP21

Carl Pope | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The 2-degree pathway is a destination, not a starting point. We already know what the world is planning to do in terms of immediate decarbonization. The final commitments made by the end of the week will simply ratify the national offers already on the table.

Impact Investing Could Help Developing Countries Tackle Food Security, Climate Change

The Guardian | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact

Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure. But foreign in...

A Shout Heard 'Round the World

Michael Brune | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

After this week, no one ever needs to feel alone in this fight. We are millions of people, all around the world. Together, we have power that even the wealthiest corporations in the world will be unable to resist.

Faith Perspectives for the UN Climate Summit: Ecotheology in GIFs

Carolyn Davis | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

The United Nations Climate Summit begins this week, and many of the marchers who flooded the streets of downtown New York came representing a multitude of faith traditions.

Ending the International Drug War

Doug Fine | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Doug Fine

This is an exciting time to be investigating international drug policy, because scores of nations are on the fence.

2 Decades Later, A Very Different Summit

Reuters | Paulo Prada and Nina Chestney | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green

By Paulo Prada and Nina Chestney RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As Brazil welcomes nearly 120 heads of state and government for a summit on...

Chronic Diseases To Be Addressed At UN Summit, But What Can Be Done?

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- Everyone knows what it would take to curb the global rise of chronic illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes, but getting...

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): The Costs Of Omission From The MDGs Results In A September UN Summit

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Over a decade later, as the obesity and tobacco epidemics loom and the burden of chronic disease continues to rise, the UN will hold a high-level summit on disease in two weeks. This time, it will finally focus on the prevention and control of non-communicable illnesses ...

ONE Launches Education For All Campaign

Causecast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Over 69 million children remain out of school, efforts must be increased by leaders around the world to ensure every child has the chance for an educa...

UN Summit Week

Kassidy Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kassidy Brown

From September 20-24, world leaders came together at the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit to identify solutions to the biggest problems facing o...

China Plays Down U.S. Tensions At U.N. Summit

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao expressed optimism Wednesday that the United States and China would resolve major trade frictions, even as...

'Millennium Development Goals Summit' Comes To A Close (Live Stream)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the Millennium Development Goals Summit draws to a close, world leaders are asking individuals and organizations to take an active role in helping ...

Countries Pledge To Fund UN Anti-Poverty Goals But Future Uncertain

AP | ANITA SNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — The world's nations pledged more than $40 billion to battle needless deaths among poor mothers and their children, and Presiden...

Barack and Mahmoud Back in the Groove

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

Former United States president Bill Clinton now says President Barack Obama is "getting his groove back". The same would apply to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Neglected Development Goal

Jan Eliasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jan Eliasson

Sanitation is still one subject in international development that goes unmentioned. It is an issue that touches on the lives and health of millions of individuals, and one which world leaders have promised to address.

The Test of Political Leadership: Valuing Maternal Health

Ernest Bai Koroma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ernest Bai Koroma

We know from our own experience as presidents that progress on women's health and rights does not happen without political leaders who are willing to take risks. We call on all leaders to take such a risk now.

African Activists' Struggle to Improve Maternal Health

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

New UN statistics released last week show that world leaders are struggling to keep their promise of cutting the maternal mortality ratio by 75 pe...

Right in Principle, Right in Practice

Anthony Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anthony Lake

We urge our partners gathering for the UN summit: help the most children by focusing on those who need help the most.