Time to Get Serious About Geoengineering

According to the IPCC, the world has just twelve years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level that would achieve the Paris Agreement target of less than 1.5oC of global warming.[1] With net global emissions still on the rise and big players like the United States turning their backs on climate action, for many... Continue Reading →

Oil Initiatives, Technology, and Climate Change…

Using non-existent technology as a justification for destructive operations With climate change concerns growing, threats to the oil and gas sectors are multiplying. More than ever, there is a need for proof that current and future extraction initiatives are in line with climate goals. A report released by IPCC last October confirmed that shooting for... Continue Reading →

Whose Right to Development?

Article 1 of the Declaration on the Right to Development holds that the right to development is an inalienable human right.[1] When this was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1986, it represented a strong step forward for global distributive justice. Today, however, we are facing a situation in which states increasingly invoke the... Continue Reading →

“The Windy City Getting Windier”

In 2018, the state of Illinois announced the enactment of the Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act, with the highly ambitious aim of producing 100% clean energy by 2050. However, this past week, the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel signed a resolution taking the act one step closer, passing legislation committing to run the city on... Continue Reading →

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