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The Paris Climate Deal and What It Means for ASEAN

The Paris Climate Deal and What It Means for ASEAN

The Paris climate treaty is not a one shot deal that will radically stop climate change for the Asia Pacific. Since its founding in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has evolved into a regional force that is slowly changing the landscape of global politics. Five...

Climate Deal Will Only Stick If It’s Just

Climate Deal Will Only Stick If It’s Just

COP21 has ended with a deal, but the treaty will only stick if the rich in general and the US in particular lead by example and make painful sacrifices. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21 as it is otherwise known, has come to an end. The BBC says that a landmark deal has been agreed...

Polar Bear and the Poor Miss Out in Paris

Polar Bear and the Poor Miss Out in Paris

A shaky structure and vague promises have seen the light of day following the climate conference in Paris. Chitra Subramaniam explains. The very talented Swiss artist Patrick Chapatte’s 2006 cartoon to mark the start of the international climate talks in Nairobi in November 2006 could well...

Why Do Some People Reject Climate Change?

Why Do Some People Reject Climate Change?

Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change and its effects, many people are still skeptical. Climate change, its causes, its effects and how we should respond globally and individually are arguably one of the most divisive and challenging issues of our time. There is...

We Must Fight Climate Change to Win the War on Terror

We Must Fight Climate Change to Win the War on Terror

We need to learn from the Syrian situation, where a lack of resources eventually led to conflict and war.  Paris, Beirut, Baghdad—all three cities were targeted by the Islamic State (IS) in November. And even with hundreds of deaths, these were only a few among countless other victims of...

Citizens Can Play Active Role in Urban Biodiversity

Citizens Can Play Active Role in Urban Biodiversity

Loss of greenery and depleting biodiversity are leading to an increased pollution problem in cities. The word “jungle” is no longer associated with trees and animals. Cities have taken over the term, and we now have the oxymoron called “concrete jungles.” According to the United...

Corporate Sponsors of Climate Conference Raise Eyebrows

Corporate Sponsors of Climate Conference Raise Eyebrows

COP21 aims to end a four-year impasse. But the climate talks are sponsored by companies without an interest in climate protection. In 2013, when world leaders met in Warsaw, negotiations over a new climate treaty had already been ongoing for two years. The 19th session of the Conference of...

Climate Talks Show Lack of Female Representation

Climate Talks Show Lack of Female Representation

The time has never been more ripe for putting the spotlight on women’s participation. If you are this year’s Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris or have been closely tracking the climate talks online, chances are that you have come across this photo showing the Leader’s Summit. This...

City Nature is a Gateway for Climate Activism

City Nature is a Gateway for Climate Activism

Caring for nature is the first step toward raising awareness of the environmental challenges that cities face. As the world becomes increasingly urban, how can we ensure that younger generations keep that special and intimate relationship with nature? What role can nature play in making our...

A Love Letter From #EarthToParis… Narrated by Morgan Freeman

A Love Letter From #EarthToParis… Narrated by Morgan Freeman

As Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman says, “There is no voice more beautiful than the voice of the world speaking as one. And the world has spoken.” The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) is taking place in Paris, with leaders, experts and advocates from around the world meeting...

How COP21 Will Impact on the SDGs

How COP21 Will Impact on the SDGs

A good COP21 will mean that the Sustainable Development Goals are taken more seriously. On November 30, the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) started in Paris. After almost 20 years of climate talks, it is hoped that the international community will finally agree concerted action to tackle...

Arab Unity Over Climate Change Presents an Opportunity

Arab Unity Over Climate Change Presents an Opportunity

Instead of being at odds, COP21 gives the Arab world a chance to show a united front to combat climate change. Many heads of state are not present at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris. Despite being a global event to address the key universal issue of our...

Youth Are Finding Solutions to Climate Change

Youth Are Finding Solutions to Climate Change

The youth will feel the full force of climate change. The time to change that is now. The fourth day of the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris was dubbed “Youth and Future Generations.” Speaking at a press conference on December 3, Ahmad Alhendawi, youth envoy for the United Nations...

Climate Change: A Clear and Present Danger

Climate Change: A Clear and Present Danger

Climate change is heating the planet, endangering the lives of billions of human beings and threatening the survival of other species. Background Most dictionaries define climate as the generally prevailing weather conditions of a region—as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation,...

Empowering Women is Part of the Climate Solution

Empowering Women is Part of the Climate Solution

Women must be recognized as agents of change who hold solutions to the world’s most pressing problems such as climate change. Young feminists from different parts of the world have gathered in Paris on the third day of climate negotiations, known as the Conference of Parties (COP) 21, sharing...

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