Islamic State fighter Taha al-Jumailly (face hidden behind a folder) has been sentenced by a German court to life imprisonment.
The verdict opens the way for further genocide prosecutions.
Inequality within countries is growing globally
Ghanaian postcolonial intellectuals viewed terms such as development, neo-colonialism, self-reliance, and indigeneity as central to discussions of global inequalities.
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
COP26 negotiations, and outcomes, have polarised the international climate community.
COP26 resulted in new climate commitments from countries across the world - here’s what they could mean for our future.
John Kerry, the U.S. presidential special envoy for climate, surrounded by other negotiators during COP26.
The world promised progress at the Glasgow climate conference. Now it has to turn those promises into reality. A former senior UN official describes what to watch for in the coming year.
Stabilising Earth’s climate depends on a lot more than deals struck at conferences like Glasgow. But those agreements set a frame for real-world decisions.
A new climate projection found Glasgow pledges leave the world off-track for limiting warming to 1.5℃. What needs to happen in the final days of frantic COP26 negotiations to close the ambition gap?
Musk hasn’t clearly landed on a philanthropic mission yet.
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Combining the UN’s expertise and global reach with Musk’s wealth and revolutionary problem-solving could make a difference, a world hunger expert argues.
Countries facing existential risks from climate change, like the Maldives, are demanding faster action and financing to help them survive.
The press releases sound promising, but the negotiations have a long way to go. Here’s what’s ahead at the midpoint of the COP26 climate talks.
Where will an end to the conflict come from?
Children wave national flags and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games flags during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in October, 2021.
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Olympians and Paralympians can uplift the voices of Celil’s family and supporters by calling for his release over the next four months. Academics, journalists and activists should join in solidarity.
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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?
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at a COP26 session in Glasgow, Scotland.
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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.
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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.
U.N. climate summits bring together representatives of almost every country.
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.
Representatives of the UN Security Council member states raise their hands to vote.
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The UN’s Security Council is dominated by the veto-wielding permanent five members and attempts at reform continue to be plagued by obstacles.
Online debates over the environmental impact of eating meat are getting heated.
Diet - specifically veganism - and its impact on identity is becoming the focus of increasingly heated online discussions around climate change.
The world’s pledges so far aren’t enough to stop climate change, U.N. data show.
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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.