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  • November 5
    This is how climate science went mainstream

    This is how climate science went mainstream

    Climate science has become mainstream... but it wasn't always this way. In the 1960s, worrying about our impact on the Earth was perceived as a niche pursuit. So how did we get to where we are today? 

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  • October 24
    How Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Go Wrong: A lesson from Ecuador

    How Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Go Wrong: A lesson from Ecuador

    There must be a foundation of trust, along with a clear plan to protect vulnerable segments of the population and, ideally, to phase in the reforms gradually.

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  • October 17
    Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?

    Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?

    Thousands of people, youth especially, are calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change.

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  • September 26
    Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest

    Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest

    Will the 193 United Nations member states who pledged to “leave no one behind” live up to their promise?

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  • September 25
    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Costa Rica, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway launched an initiative that firmly melds trade and climate change together.

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  • September 20
    Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action

    Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action

    To get where we need to on climate action, we need to do a lot of things. Here’s what we don’t need to do.

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  • August 27
    Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

    Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

    When we talk about solving the climate crisis, we should have more than just a technical lens; we should also be talking about compassion, grief, fear and hope.

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  • July 25
    What's Next for the ECOWAS Gender Network: From dialogue to action

    What's Next for the ECOWAS Gender Network: From dialogue to action

    After a week full of dialogue and knowledge exchange, parliamentarians who are part of a new network on gender equality and agriculture now face the important task of turning lessons into long-term engagement.

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  • July 18
    Learning from Experience: How an African parliamentarians' network is looking to mainstream gender considerations into agriculture

    Learning from Experience: How an African parliamentarians' network is looking to mainstream gender considerations into agriculture

    The challenges to women’s participation in agricultural production and economic opportunities are often deeply nuanced and specific to their regional, national and local contexts. This is the first part of a series covering ECOWAS network meetings on gender considerations in agriculture.

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  • July 5
    Seven ways new technology will impact the mining sector

    Seven ways new technology will impact the mining sector

    More consultation, in-country study and analysis will be needed to determine the best policy options to address the challenges posed by new technology in the mining sector.

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