Governance Migrants Migrant Deaths Migration

More than 50,000 migrants 'die in search of a better life'

After risking their lives on dangerous journeys, more than 50,000 migrants are known to have died worldwide since 2014, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Wednesday.
From UN News on November 23, 2022
Governance Carbon Pricing Carbon Taxation Green Infrastructure

Revenue recycling: How governments can address carbon pricing trade-offs

While carbon taxes can disproportionately hurt the poor, governments can plough back some of this revenue to mitigate inequities, while incentivising low-carbon technological alternatives.
By Krithika Ravishankar for Eco-Business on November 23, 2022
Governance Rich Countries Climate Finance Loss and Damage (L&D)

Rich countries driving the climate crisis have agreed to pay developing nations for damage. But collecting the money will be tough.

Developing nations won creation of a "loss and damage" fund for climate disasters.
By Catherine Boudreau for Business Insider on November 23, 2022
Governance Global Plastics Treaty Human Rights Human Rights Protection

Global Plastics Treaty: Opportunity to Protect Rights

In First Talks, Countries Should Address Human Rights Impacts
From Human Rights Watch on November 23, 2022
Governance Food Waste Food Loss Waste Reduction

The apps fighting food waste by saving restaurant meals from the trash

Consumers get the chance to buy leftover meals, expiring or misshapen food at discount prices, and aim to encourage consumers to effect policy change in their communities
By Cecilia Nowell for The Guardian on November 19, 2022
Governance Climate Justice Climate Finance Loss and Damage (L&D)

How to Pay for Climate Justice When Polluters Have All the Money

The climate summit just concluding in Egypt ran hard into one of the world’s greatest structural problems: most of the money is in the Global North, but most of the need is in the Global South.
By Bill McKibben for The New Yorker on November 19, 2022
Governance Loss and Damage (L&D) Climate Finance Climate Justice

Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries?

‘Loss and damage’ refers to the economic and physical costs that developing countries are facing because of climate change.
By Bethany Tietjen for World Economic Forum on November 14, 2022
Governance Climate Justice Marginalised Communities Religious Groups

COP27: Climate Justice: Where do the Religiously Marginalised Fit in?

Climate change reductionism – assuming the causes and the redress for those suffering the worst impacts of extreme weather lies with climate change alone – undermines the rights of religiously marginalised persons, but broadening whose rights are being advocated for in climate change can offer redress.
By Mariz Tadros for Inter Press Service on November 14, 2022
Governance COP27 Climate Finance Loss and Damage (L&D)

COP27 debate on who must pay for climate loss reopens old wounds

EU wants emerging economies to contribute to a proposed new fund
By Megan Rowling for Context on November 19, 2022
Governance Climate Finance Climate Justice Loss and Damage (L&D)

Quit stalling & pay up — what’s climate finance and why rich countries must step up urgently

High-emitters like US should take on greatest responsibility to tackle emissions and help — without being stalled by dialogue — finance nations most vulnerable to climate change.
By Radhika Pandey, Anandita Gupta for ThePrint on November 18, 2022