IPS climate expert Janet Redman on why the Paris climate agreement is nothing to celebrate.
Climate change is likely the biggest challenge of this century — and it will affect every person on the planet.
This is the dilemma of most countries in the South: we are victims of climate change, and our weapons are few and limited.
This call for true internationalism challenges the Occupy movement to engage the Global South.
The IMF’s stated mission is to create and maintain macro-economic stability and to assist countries having solvency issues with their balance of payments. There are those who assert that the IMF is actually a destabilizing force within the global economy, while others believe that the countries themselves are to blame for poor economic choices. In a provocative contest of perspectives and analysis Rick Rowden, a long time critic of IMF policy will challenge Eugene Nyambal, former Senior Advisor to Executive Director at the Board of Directors of the IMF.
Like Hamlet, Shakespeare’s conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges, argues columnist Walden Bello, led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.
With the food crisis still a fresh memory, land-poor countries are staking huge claims to arable land in the Global South.
Alex Rivera, director of the new film Sleep Dealer, imagines the future of the Global South.
The threat of global warming, argues columnist Walden Bello, requires a fundamental shift in the global economic system.
The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world with devastating effects.