If protecting our climate and jobs weren’t motivation enough, the financial case for divestment and eliminating subsidies is now as convincing as it gets.
'The question of how parliaments can become more effective has never been more urgent. Almost 90% of countries today are formal democracies, but parliaments (along with political parties) are the institutions people trust least.'
26 February 2015
'If we really hope to meet the needs of people in need in every region of the world, then there needs to be a collective commitment to support the emergence of a truly global humanitarian system. The role of regional organisations in such a global system will be critical – and potentially for millions around the world, life-saving.'
13 February 2015
Communities around the world are feeling the impacts of climate change already, but many of the most severe effects will be felt in the decades to come, particularly from mid-century onwards. Nowhere is this more apparent than in sub-Saharan Africa which will be one of the hardest hit regions of the world.
11 February 2015
Timor-Leste's Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmão, resigned last week. What will this mean for security and stability in the Southeast Asian nation?
9 February 2015
'2015 is an important year, as U.N. member states gather to agree a new set of international development goals. But projections based on current rates of progress show that for many poor people, the question is not whether they will have access to basic things such as access to primary health or education or adequate sanitation by 2015 or even 2030, but by 2090 or even later.'
9 February 2015
Think tank events can take many guises, have multiple objectives and target very different audiences. But measuring the impact and qualiy of these events is a murkey field. So how on earth do you measure the impact of your events?
3 February 2015
The waters between Europe and Africa are the world’s deadliest migration route. Roughly 300,000 people are estimated to have made the crossing in 2014 – more than twice as many as in 2013. Some 3,000 died from drowning, hunger, exposure, or asphyxiation.
26 January 2015
People working on security and fragile states need to widen their focus and find ways to empower women, undermine patriarchal attitudes and strengthen the penalties for violence against women and girls.
20 January 2015
The central goal of the 2015 summits is to chart a course towards the eradication of extreme poverty, more equitable globalisation, and climate stability. Right now, we're a long way from achieving this.
16 January 2015
The results of this critical year for international development matter to all of us, not just the politicians and bureaucrats. Public mobilisation will be essential - but at the end of this year, how will campaigners know if their efforts have been successful?