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Archive for August, 2009
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference inÂ CopenhagenÂ approaches, some are already expressing skepticism about what canÂ be achieved there this December. According to an article by Stephen Slingerland of the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency, Copenhagen will likely be a “climate disaster,” unless underlying national drivers such as development, energy policy, and national security are considered in [...]
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) recently concluded its 2009 substantive session, which took place in Geneva from 6 – 31 July, and produced a number of resolutions on issues ranging from public health, to human rights, to the environment. One key topic discussed at length during the General Segment of the ECOSOC [...]