Originally published on Grist The outcome document for this week’s Rio+20 summit is 49 pages long. Some 23,917 words. Women were mentioned in less than 0.01 percent of the text. And only two of the 283 sections addressed women’s needs … Continue Reading
There’s an African proverb which says “when you’re dancing in the village square, it’s the onlookers who can judge whether you’re dancing well or not.” As the UN negotiations at Rio+20 unfold this week, youth advocates will be watching the … Continue Reading
Achieving global sustainability: The Elders in conversation with young global leaders Nelson Mandela once said that, ‘‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.” The world has been discussing sustainable development way before I was born. Now we have a chance … Continue Reading
I just had my annual exam. Yes, that annual exam, ladies. Aside from the normal things you would discuss with your midwife — how’s the IUD treating you? how’s your 15-month-old? — we also talked shop.
As the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convenes in Copenhagen for its 15th meeting, all eyes are on targets to reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, the irony of climate … Continue Reading