The fight against climate change in European politics often seems like two steps forward and one step back; despite the unveiling of ambitious EU climate proposals last week, or landmark steps in the right direction such as the return of

At this week's meeting of G7 leaders, fossil fuels are on the agenda. Governments have agreed to phase out financing for "carbon-intensive" energy projects but have so far failed to adopt a clear timeline to end support to oil and gas. This is a

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Selin Gören, a 19-year

Billions of people are standing up for what they believe in – an equal world for all. They come from all countries, ages, and represent diverse backgrounds. Together, they are Generation Equality. Join us by reading the perspectives of youth

25,000 leaders from the worlds of Business, Government, the UN, and Civil Society are convening in a Summit this week, starting today 15 June and ending tomorrow 16 June. It is meeting virtually, because of the global Covid pandemic -

Are governments missing a historic opportunity to fund green transitions? How has the pandemic affected the energy system? IISD speaks to Dr Tom Moerenhout to find out. Dr Moerenhout has contributed to IISD’s Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative, currently focussed on

For many people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and sex characteristics, acts of resistance, support, and healing are a way of life. A dream held fast, a fist raised in solidarity, a listening ear—these life-preserving acts, seen

We are in a climate crisis; across the world deadly storms and floods, devastating wildfires, extreme heat, and less reliable weather for growing crops have left millions of people impoverished, adding to the global refugee crisis. The impacts of climate

Nearly four years in, the United Nations (UN) talks to develop multilaterally agreed reforms to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have now reached a critical juncture as negotiators have reconvened for May 2021, with the second half of this year likely

UN Women shares four stories of inspiring girls and young women in ICT and STEM. Girls around the world are using innovation and technology to solve problems, to unite communities and as a force for good and equality. And yet, women

ICLEI US launches the ICLEI150 Race to Zero On the occasion of Earth Week and the U.S. Climate Leaders Summit, 21 city and county leaders in the United States launched the ICLEI150 Race to Zero. This initiative represents an effort to

In the race against climate change, increasing ambition overtime is necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. However, revised commitments from parties to the Paris Agreement lack two critical components of ambitious climate action: carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform. Since the

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