Philip Alston describes “climate apartheid” and the need to make deep and fundamental transformations in the overall economic model, in the overall ways in which we relate as different races and classes, and in the way in which politics is done.
Capitalism has captured the future, and is now commodifying it and selling it back to us as gizmos and widgets, or else distracting us with fantasy that refuses to engage with real problems. We need the sense that the future can be radically different.
The find is different from other Mayan structures, such as pyramid-like structures of the classic and late-classic periods. The researchers say the newly discovered complex was probably built by, and for, a society largely free of hierarchy.
In 2002, Rukam villagers sold their land to a palm oil company. Since then, they’ve seen their peatlands, forests, and fish stocks vanish. Now they’re weighing up the environmental cost of their decision and future hopes.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa Observatory reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million in May. Monthly values first breached the 400 ppm threshold in 2014 and are now at levels not experienced by the atmosphere in several million years.
The more Beijing weans itself off economic growth as the economic metric, the freer it will be to pursue more suitable and sustainable economic policies to better tackle the challenges China and the world will face in the 21st Century.
The coronavirus crisis has proved that radical change can happen in a short period of time. But can we harness this awareness to bring about systemic transformation? German transformation researcher Maja Göpel says it’s possible — and necessary.
As well as forgoing a numerical target for economic growth, the coronavirus pandemic has forced China to drop a second key measurement on energy conservation that is used to mark progress in the battle against climate change.
The youngest member of the South Korean parliament is a driving force in the government’s green new deal, which aims to create millions of jobs in renewable energy and help the economy recover from the coronavirus lockdown.
The European Commission has committed to protecting 30% of the EU’s land and oceans by 2030 as part of the European Green Deal, in a plan tentatively welcomed by environment groups who warned far-reaching ambitions must not only exist “on paper”.