Referendum result shows a country still unreconciled with its brutal colonial history and the legacies of the First Peoples’ disadvantage and prejudice.
The landmark UN treaty will clarify the legal right to exploit marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction by establishing a fair regime for access and profit-sharing. The agreement must be ratified to take effect, and the work starts now.
There were hopes carbon emissions might have peaked as the Covid-19 pandemic’s disruptions led to large declines, but these proved to be temporary. Even in these troubled times, it is vital to seize chances to make international trade climate-friendly and encourage affordable green energy transitions.
The European Climate Law requiring binding action from EU institutions and member states to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is the result of years of negotiation. Most importantly, it rests on the recognition of a shared vision.
While climate change affects everyone, gender inequalities mean it has a disproportionate impact on women. Climate change and gender equality are everyone’s business, and we can do more to achieve these equally necessary, mutually reinforcing goals.