Category Archives: Environment

Oct 24 2017

Negotiating the Change in Climate Change

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by Johanna L. Gusman, M.Sc., J.D.* Last month, leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where the General Debate opened on the issue of ‘Focusing on People: … Continue reading

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Sep 29 2017

Mercury Poisoning: Taking action before it’s too late!

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By By Richa Sharma and Raghav Trehan* “And virtually none of the children knew that mercury is toxic,” -Juliane Kippenberg [1]   Mercury is a silver coloured liquid metal which is found in a mercury sulfide mineral called Cinnabar [2]. Mercury is … Continue reading

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Aug 1 2017

The Quandary of the Climate Change Migrants: Revisiting the Climate Change Displacement Co-ordination Facility and their Legal Status

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By Rudresh Mandal and Hardik Subedi* Climate change today represents an onerous challenge to legal responsibility across geographical and inter-generational boundaries. Both the environmental as well as the social effects of global climate change are necessitating a re-imagination of the … Continue reading

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May 24 2017

Business and Truth Telling: The Bittersweet Case of the Colombian Peace Process

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By Maria Hoyos* Last month, in a tiny village of central Colombia called Cajamarca, a local referendum was conducted to ask its citizens if they wanted the gold mining project of La Colosa – granted to the South African company … Continue reading

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Apr 24 2017

Human Rights and Renewable Energy: A Critical Link

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By Austin Schiano* 2016 was the year that, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), renewable energy finally became a viable market alternative to fossil fuels. In a press release for the report  “Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2017

It is Time

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By Rory P. Mondshein* Mahatma Gandhi once said that the “earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but [it does] not provide enough to satisfy every man’s greed.”[1] Our earth is bountiful, its resources are plenty, but we live … Continue reading

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