Climate | Sustainable Development
Here you will find articles on international and Swiss climate policy, and on sustainable development in general.
Biofuels were immensely popular some years ago. At last, we could drive our cars without harming the climate! And yet its environmental and developmental problems have long been known. Politicians are only now beginning to react. ...>>
For years now, emission prevention and adaptation to climate change have been central topics of the United Nations climate negotiations. Yet the collective failure to reduce greenhouse gases turns the spotlight on a new topic, that of dealing with permanent loss and damage. ...>>
The outcome document of the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development that was adopted on 22 June in the Brazilian mega-city proved disappointing in several respects. Admittedly, the developing countries were able to ensure that the concept of the «green economy» does not restrict their development needs. Alliance Sud nonetheless believes that the summit missed the opportunity to launch the paradigm shift needed for sustainable development and, by extension, for the survival of humanity. ...>>
The UN Sustainable Development Summit Rio+20 will take place from 20 to 22 June in Rio de Janeiro. The draft of the final policy declaration has been ready since January. It is a compromise that should offer something to everyone and not scare anyone off. ...>>
The Rio+20 conference is a major challenge for civil society. The organizations do indeed concur that the proposals now being discussed are not enough to overcome the current crises and bring about the requisite change of course. ...>>