As one of the worst heatwaves in memory strikes India in these weeks, the absence of a single authoritative UN agency that deals with global climate change is jarring. The establishment of a World Environmental… [Read more]
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Turning the Tide: The Role of Indigenous Stewardship in Natural Resource Management and Addressing Climate Change
Indigenous communities around the world are living on the frontlines of the climate crisis. As the changing climate threatens the wellbeing of their communities, Indigenous activists are calling for the renewal of nation-to-nation relations and… [Read more]
Human rights violations at the workplace aren’t gender blind. So why are regulators?
Women tend to disproportionately fall victim to exploitative and dangerous work conditions but regulatory attempts to hold businesses accountable for such abuses neglect to properly account for their different experiences. Pernilla Söderberg explains how the… [Read more]
The pathway to peace: an Interview with H.E. Mr. José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste
In cooperation with the Hertie International Development Club, Omer Ali and Rachana Kanakagiri, interviewed H.E. Mr. José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Timor Leste. Mr. José Ramos-Horta recently delivered a keynote… [Read more]
Why is Open Government Data Needed to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Adopted on September 25th 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) drive an ambitious post-2015 development agenda for the coming 15 years. Building on the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of 2000, the SDGs go… [Read more]