Issues / Environment
Some significant actions but a failure to follow through.
Like Hamlet, Shakespeare's conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges, argues columnist Walden Bello, led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.
What's the best way to retain forests and reverse climate change without scapegoating indigenous and rural communities?
Artists uncover the true costs of coal.
Women farmers hold the key to addressing climate change.
The Muslim world should not respond to European bigotry with bigotry of its own.
In June, President Obama wowed the Muslim world with his Cairo speech. In December, he struck out with his Afghanistan speech.
The negotiators in Copenhagen are likely to address only half the story, argues columnist Walden Bello.
On the eve of Copenhagen, momentum is still falling short of what's needed to prevent disaster. And Africa will feel the effects most of all.
As the international community's attention is fixed on the coup and crisis in Honduras, another Central American country fights the constraints and inequalities caused by flawed Free Trade Agreements between the United States and the hemisphere.