BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order

BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order   By Shyam Saran*   NEW DELHI, Jul 2014 (IPS) – The sixth BRICS Summit which has just ended in Brazil marks the transition of a grouping based hitherto on shared concerns to one based on …

Global Oceans Action Summit Bulletin – Vol. 186 No. 3 – Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth – Final Summary

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UNEP Finance Initiative: Sustainable Stock Exchanges

  With just under two weeks to go until the start of the 2013 Sustainable Finance Week (SFW) and the biennial UNEP FI Global Roundtable (GRT), I would like to thank everyone for their support so far, and for their commitment to Sustainable Finance. It is this support, that will change finance and finance …

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Courses 2013 Calendar

  Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Courses      2013 Calendar  Dear Partners, The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course will be held in the following dates in 2013:        -English: 1 – 19 April -Spanish: 8 – 26 April -French: 15 April – 3 May -English: …

Focus on the Global South Position Paper on Climate Change

The economic crisis, emanating from the world’s economic and political centres—Europe and the US—and the global environmental crisis resulting from climate change and aggravations caused by big business, government policies and international financial institutions have not daunted peoples and societies.  On the contrary, these crises have further emboldened people’s organizations …

A deepening systemic crisis and rising social response

A deepening systemic crisis and rising social response In the third quarter of 2012, several climate records were broken, in the US, India, the Arctic and many other parts of the world. The economic crisis has gotten worse in Europe and has begun to knock on the doors of the …

G20 Commitments to Tax and Development: A Progress Report Card

G20 Commitments to Tax and Development: A Progress Report Card November 14, 2011 By David McNair David McNair is senior economic justice adviser at Christian Aid who formerly worked for British Red Cross. He holds a PhD in social geography from the Queen’s University of Belfast. This article is cross-posted …

At UN, India Calls For Global Cooperation to Overcome Economic Woes

New York, Sep 24 2011  2:05PM India today cautioned against protectionism in the face of the global economic slowdown, calling at the United Nations for effective ways to promote the coordination of microeconomic policies in the world’s biggest economies. Declining global demand and availability of capital, increasing barriers to free …

IMF’s Strauss-Kahn backs ITUC analysis on global threat of unemployment and inequality

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 084/140411 IMF’s Strauss-Kahn backs ITUC analysis on global threat of unemployment and inequality Brussels, 14 April 2011 (ITUC OnLine): As the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and G20 finance ministers meet this weekend to discuss the state of the global economy and …