Previous climate fund meetings had unlimited seats for civil society, but climate justice observers were no longer able to directly participate at the first global session aimed at fleshing out details for climate financing for poor countries.
The Global Reporting Initiative has revised its standards and for the first time now asks companies to measure and disclose human rights issues in a bid to clean-up supply chains and ensure decent working conditions.
As leaders of developing nations chart bold, new pathways for sustainable development, advanced economies and wealthy petrostates must step up by providing the necessary climate finance.
The government elected next year will have a long to-do list, not least of which is to continue pursuing meaningful development as Indonesia aspires to reach high income status by 2045.
Maria Monica Wihardja
Traditional political mechanisms tend to approach climate issues separately, with poor results. An emerging innovation in sovereign finance – sustainability-linked bonds – offers a better way forward.
An effective international agreement on ocean plastic pollution should account for all aspects of plastics production – from manufacturing to disposal, and it must involve governments, the private sector, and the public.
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.