Western methods of preserving history have excluded Indigenous stories. How can we include Indigenous narratives and their methods of maintaining history?
The UN’s new Emissions Gap Report shows we’re on track to overshoot the Paris target of 1.5℃. If we don’t close this emissions gap, what will Australia, and the rest of world, be forced to endure?
The world isn’t on track to avoid dangerous climate change, and this year’s climate conference, COP26, is crucial, a former senior UN official writes.
By the end of the summit, we’ll know how far nations are willing to go to address humanity’s biggest challenge. But while international politics matter, domestic politics are what counts.
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
In countries where the right to a healthy environment is part of domestic law, court decisions are already resulting in stronger climate action.
The UN’s Security Council is dominated by the veto-wielding permanent five members and attempts at reform continue to be plagued by obstacles.
Diet - specifically veganism - and its impact on identity is becoming the focus of increasingly heated online discussions around climate change.
A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.
Energy and climate policies aren’t always headed in the same direction, but if they work together they can tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time.
Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
While most other Pacific nations take a strong abolitionist stances on the death penalty, PNG is moving in the opposite direction – despite not having executed any prisoners since 1954.
Afghanistan has not yet lost everything, but it will do so soon, especially if the international community and the UN sit idle.
Some of the climate changes will be irreversible for millennia. But some can be slowed and even stopped if countries quickly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, including from burning fossil fuels.
These international climate assessments are used by governments worldwide as they weigh future risks and climate policies.
Sure, they’re billionaires, but the exploits of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have undeniably brought space tourism a step closer. That raises tricky legal, ethical and environmental questions.
A UN working group on cybersecurity is making incremental progress in highlighting the importance of including and protecting civilians.
The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
How do we ensure solutions to climate change doesn’t make biodiversity loss worse? Fifty of the world’s leading researchers on biodiversity and climate have sought to answer this question.
Two international law scholars explain the history of the ‘right to enter’ provision and how this applies to Australians stuck overseas.