COP26: ‘A Shameful Dereliction of Duty’

By Kurt Reynolds LONDON (IDN) — When the COP26 climate change summit ended in the early hours of November 13, the results were mostly dismissed as a major disappointment not only by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at Glasgow but also by former world leaders. Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, an independent group of former global […]

Four Shot Over Gold Mining in the DR Congo As COP26 Opened

By Lisa Vives. Global Information Network NEW YORK (IDN) — “Gold mining is one (of the) most destructive industries in the world. It can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems.” Those factors alone, cited […]

Pacific Civil Society Concludes Regional Consultations on Climate-Related Mobility

Viewpoint by Sabira Coelho and Christopher Yee This article was issued by Toda Peace Institute and is being republished with their permission. FIJI (IDN) — In June 2021, the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) programme hosted the regional civil society consultation on climate-related mobility. The online consultations were organised by the International […]

Australia Accused Of ‘Bullying’ Pacific Over Climate Action, ‘Buying Silence’

By Asia Pacific Report Newsdesk SUVA (IDN) — Australia is accused of using “diplomatic strong-arm tactics” to water down outcomes in Pacific climate negotiations and “buy silence” on climate change, a new report has revealed. Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s report, Australia: Pacific Bully and International Outcast, reveals that the Australian government uses “bullying tactics” in regional […]

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