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COP 21 Beaucoup de symboles, et après?
Published by La Tribune
Dejemos que sople el viento
Published by El Tiempo
Cuando considera el cambio climático, la mayoría de la gente piensa que las turbinas eólicas y los paneles solares son una parte importante de la solución. Sin embargo, en el transcurso de los próximos 25 años, el aporte de la energía solar y eólica para la resolución del problema será insignificante y el costo, enorme.
This Child Doesn’t Need a Solar Panel
Published by Wall Street Journal
In the run-up to the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, rich countries and development organizations are scrambling to join the fashionable ranks of “climate aid” donors. This effectively means telling the world’s worst-off people, suffering from tuberculosis, malaria or malnutrition, that what they really need isn’t medicine, mosquito nets or micronutrients, but a solar panel. It is terrible news.
Blowing It On the Wind
Published by Project Syndicate
TPP will help the poor — but not as much as a global trade deal
Published by National Post
If ratified, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was recently agreed to in Atlanta will be one of the most significant poverty-reduction measures this decade. And what really needs to happen next in the fight against poverty is the introduction of global free trade, so nobody misses out.
The TPP agreement is significant, but covers just 40 per cent of the world’s economy. Negotiations have been going on for five years.
Britain's commitment to climate aid is immoral
Published by Telegraph
The decision by the Conservative government to spend 50% more on so-called "climate aid" is a feel-good policy that does little for the world’s poorest or the planet. It is part of an indefensible international movement towards ever greater chunk of aid going towards climate.
The money – £5.8 billion – is to be diverted from the United Kingdom’s overseas aid budget to its International Climate Fund over the next five years.
Stepping up fight against domestic violence likely to pay dividends
Published by The Age Australia
The Australian government's decision to step up its fight against the scourge of domestic violence does not just make moral sense: it is underpinned by a sound economic case too.
Researchers for Copenhagen Consensus recently conducted one of the first analyses of the total costs of violence worldwide, and found that gender-based violence – believed to affect around one in three women globally – has a considerably higher financial impact on society than many would think.
The U.N. Chose Way Too Many New Development Goals
Published by Time Ideas
After years of build-up, world leaders at the U.N. Friday set some of the most important priorities for the next 15 years, the sustainable development goals. At stake is about $2.5 trillion in development aid. Unfortunately, because of politicking and a desire to please everyone, this massive budget will likely achieve less good than it could.