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.
Hammarskjöld lasting legacy was to develop the secretary-general’s political role, as the UN found its way through the Cold War.
The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
The fact that nearly half the world’s population is still struggling to escape poverty while global temperatures hurtle upward is not a coincidence.
A changing climate threatens the balance that communities in drylands have created.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
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